Panopto with Moodle: Enabling videos and screencasts to be effective assessment tools for all

Ray Stoneham


The widespread availability in universities of modern video recording and management systems integrated into Virtual Learning Environments, such as Panopto with Moodle, now enables all students to easily create and submit their own recordings for assessment, and the platform enables the management of the marking and feedback to be simple and effective. It is time that lecturers embraced this development in order that assessment remains effective and relevant. The ability to create a screencast or video for assessment should be an essential digital literacy skill for all university students.


Panopto; Assessment; Screencasts

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Panopto (2016) “Student Recording: Allow your students to present their assignments in a way that’s both interactive and imaginative.” Available at: (Accessed: 13 March 2016).

Shafer, K. G. (2010) “The proof is in the screencast.” Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 10(4). Available at: (Accessed: 2 April 2016).

University of Reading (2015) “Experimenting with screencasts as an assessment tool.” Available at: (Accessed: 2 April 2016).



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