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Download Videos from Panopto Server

Panopto Video Retention Policy

We provide a five-quarter retention policy for course videos stored in Panopto.  This will affect any videos stored in a Panopto course video folder, including recurring automated lecture captures and Zoom recordings.

If you are currently, or plan to use course videos from prior quarters in your future courses, you will need to do one of the followings:

  • Move the videos to personal folder for longer term storage
  • Download the videos to personal computer

The Faculty Self Service Portal is upgraded recently to include download feature.


Before you begin, please sign in to SCU Portal at and click the Panopto tile to make sure you are authenticated.
sign in to SCU portal then click panopto tile


  1. Click the Self Service Portal URL: and select the desire class
    (If you encounter any error, please see the section above to make sure you are signed in to Panopto separately)
  2. Click each of the Download icons next to the video you want to download.
    self-portal download view
  1. Sign in to SCU Portal at and click the Panopto tile.
    sign in to SCU portal then click panopto tile
  2. Once you are logged into Panopto, you can:
    Click the My Folder tab in the left menu section to navigate to the desired folder (your non-Zoom-Pro cloud recordings are stored in your Meeting Recordings folder within your My Folder.)
    You can also click the Browse tab to reveal all other folders that you have permissions to.navigate to My Folder and Meeting Recordings in Panopto

  3. Locate the file you'd like to download. Hover over the video and click the Settings icon. 
    hover to select settings icon

  4. Click the Output tab located on the left side of the pop-up window, then click Download Podcast to download you video.  Your video will be downloaded to your computer's default Download Folder.
    outputs then download podcast

If your video is recorded using Panopto's native recording system, you will have additional options to download your video in different layout.

  1. Under video's Settings > Outputs > Video Podcast you will be able to adjust the type of video you'd like to download.
    select output layout

  2. Select the type you wish to download, then click Apply.
    commit layout change

Please note:
The system will need to re-process the video before you can download the podcast with the new layout.  Web viewer will not be affected by this change.

The default resolution for Panopto server is 720p at 30fps.  Selecting a higher resolution for podcast download will only increase the size of the video, but not improve the quality.


Course Videos created from: Target Deletion Date:

Fall 2016 through Summer 2021

February 1 - March 31, 2023

Fall 2021, Winter 2022 [completed]
week of June 30, 2023
Spring 2022 [completed]
week of August 31, 2023
Summer 2022 [completed]
week of December 31, 2023
Fall 2022 week of March 25, 2024
Winter 2023 week of June 30, 2024
Spring 2023 week of August 31, 2024
Summer 2023 week of January 01, 2025


For training on advanced features and troubleshooting, please contact Media Services