Victoria University of Wellington has chosen Seattle based Panopto to provide a campus-wide video system that will enable academics and students to create, view and collaborate on educational videos.
Jonathan Flutey, the university’s learning and research technology manager, said the system would enable the easy recording and sharing of lectures from any location, collection of student video assignments, and tracking of student comprehension using in-video quizzing.
"Our decision to choose Panopto was based on our desire to provide anytime, anywhere, any-capability video support for everyone at our university," he said.
According to Panopto, a key reason for the Victoria University’s decision was Panopto’s ability to integrate seamlessly with the institution's BlackBoard learning management system, and the ease at which Panopto could be scaled up for campus-wide implementation.
“As the focus of video at Victoria has evolved from standard lecture capture to supporting more interactive and blended learning-based educational experiences, Panopto's ability to embed recordings within online courses without having to change the design of the course was a significant benefit,” Panopto said.
“Victoria also found Panopto to be more resilient in case of an emergency or disruption, and more flexible in allowing for video to be securely used as part of student assignments.”
Panopto said existing customer in New Zealand included the Ara Institute of Canterbury and the University of Waikato.
In May the Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet) announced an agreement with Panopto to provide hosting services in Australia.