August 24th, 2022 by Angélique Toque

Explain Everything is fully integrated with Panopto!

Here comes the next Explain Everything integration! From now on, Explain Everything Whiteboard is fully integrated with Panopto, the leading video management system for higher education. Thanks to this new integration, educators can now export their videos to Panopto directly from within Explain Everything, via the Explain Drive, without the need to render them on-device.

“It used to take much longer for teachers using Panopto to share their videos with their students,” said Wojciech Hajduk, Head of Platform at Explain Everything. “Videos created using Explain Everything needed to be rendered on the user’s device first, and then uploaded, which can take a while. Now, the whole process of rendering and sharing takes just a few moments.”

How to use the Explain Everything and Panopto integration? 🎉

In fact, it has never been easier! You can export  your video right from the Explain Everything Whiteboard (works only on the web app) without having to render the whole recording. Follow these steps to complete the process or watch our quick tutorial! 

  1. Create a web video link of the project you want to share
  2. Go to Explain Drive, select the video you want and tap the three dots menu on the right side. 
  3. Choose Upload to Panopto and it’s done!

Educators wishing to use this integration have to simply select the video they have stored in the Explain Drive and tap the three dots menu. After tapping on Upload to Panopto, a new tab will open where they can sign in and select the appropriate destination folder. The video is uploaded to Panopto immediately, making it easier than ever for students to access the material their teacher has created.

Helping educators across the globe

The need for a smoother integration between the two technologies was prompted by observed usage. Some higher education institutions use Panopto and Explain Everything in tandem to create audiovisual materials for students and video resource libraries for teachers. Others also use Explain Everything’s synchronous and asynchronous collaboration capabilities for group work.

Explain Everything is part of a growing number of solutions supporting Export to Panopto, giving content creators a great experience and the flexibility they need,” said Mike Rich, VP of Strategic Alliances and Business Development at Panopto. “We’re excited to partner with Explain Everything and deliver continued innovation to higher education.”

Both the Panopto and Explain Everything teams are very excited about all of the new possibilities this integration will offer higher education institutions.

Released in 2011, Explain Everything is now used by millions of people around the world. In December 2020, Apple awarded Explain Everything the App Store Trend of the Year Award1 for leading the classroom. The app is available on iOS, iPadOS, Android, Chromebooks, and the web.