Mandatory Panopto Recorder Upgrade, July 2018

From 21 July 2018, you will only be able to record sessions if you are using the most recent version of the Panopto recorder.

After Saturday 21 July, at 0100 BST, Panopto hosting will require that recordings are made with version 5.6 of the recorder or above – any older recorders will cease to work.

Teaching rooms

IT Services will ensure the teaching rooms are running version 5.6 prior to the deadline.


If you use an Aston PC and installed the Panopto recorder via Get Programs, IT Services have already updated you to version 5.6.

If you have admin rights on your Aston PC/Mac, or if you have the recorder installed on your own computer, you will be prompted to upgrade to version 5.6 after 21 July:

If you are using an Aston managed Mac and don’t have admin rights, you will need to contact IT Services who will be able to upgrade the recorder on your behalf.



  1. Open the Panopto recorder
  2. Click Settings
  3. The version number is displayed in the bottom right of the window


  1. Open the Panopto recorder
  2. Click Panopto in the menu bar
  3. Click About
  4. The version number is shown


Any Questions?

Contact the Technology-Enhanced Learning Team.