SEATTLE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panopto, a leading video platform provider for enterprise and education, today announced its video capture and management software has been selected by University of Washington (UW) for campus-wide deployment, and by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) for statewide deployment across 33 campuses.
UW and SBCTC, with 43,000 and nearly 400,000 students, respectively, will use Panopto's video platform to flip their classrooms, record lectures, create faculty training, live stream campus events, and more. With Panopto, these institutions will increase the reach and flexibility of their curricula, providing an innovative blended learning environment that improves the academic experience for students across the state.
"In colleges and universities around the world, video is transforming how students learn and extending educational opportunity to people who wouldn't otherwise have access," said Eric Burns, founder and chief product officer of Panopto. "It's a privilege for Panopto to provide this enabling technology to University of Washington and the 33 SBCTC campuses. We look forward to a successful fall 2014 rollout to hundreds of thousands of students and faculty statewide."
"The University of Washington is committed to providing our students with exceptional learning opportunities that increasingly involve cutting-edge information technology," said Tom Lewis, director of academic and collaborative applications at University of Washington. "After an extensive needs assessment and pilot in a wide variety of UW classes, Panopto emerged as the clear choice for our students and faculty."
"Video-enhanced learning is a key aspect of SBCTC's Strategic Technology Plan, which provides a framework for how our system will deploy 21st-century technologies to support student success," said Mark Jenkins, director of eLearning and open education at the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. "With Panopto, students across Washington can personalize their learning experience with anywhere, anytime access to lecture recordings and will be able to participate more actively in the learning process through recorded assignments and presentations."
Panopto creates software that enables enterprises and academic institutions to record, broadcast, search and share all of their video content and presentations. Panopto is currently in use at Fortune 500 companies around the world and is the fastest-growing lecture capture solution at leading universities. Privately-held, Panopto was founded in 2007 by technology entrepreneurs and software design veterans at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. For more information, visit www.panopto.com.