On May 20, 2024 we will archive Panopto videos in accordance with our Panopto retention policy. As per that policy, the following videos will be moved into archive storage.

  • Zoom cloud meeting recordings on Panopto that were created before May 20, 2023, unless they have been viewed since that date.
  • All other videos and audio recordings created or uploaded before May 20, 2022 and not viewed for since May 20, 2023. 

Archived videos will still be available to view, although you may have to wait up to two days to do so. While no action is required, we suggest that you review videos of possible interest to prevent them from getting archived. 


Read on if you still have questions about what is happening and whether you should take action.

Should I take action before May 20?

No action is needed. However, if you have older videos, you may wish to review them—especially if you or others wish to view those videos on demand. Simply clicking on a video and opening it will prevent that video from getting archived during this upcoming archive/retention action.

What is a Panopto archive?

A Panopto archive is a recording on the Panopto system that is not immediately available for viewing. However, you can restore archives with a few clicks and view them within 48 hours of a retrieval request.

What is a retention action or an archive action?

A Panopto retention action is a bulk action that sorts through all the videos on our Panopto system and either archives them or deletes them based upon established criteria. An archive action is a type of retention action. 

Do I need to do anything before May 20?

You are unlikely to notice this change. Should you want a video archived after this archive action happens, you will still see it on our Panopto site—although you may need to look for it in the archived video section. As noted above, no videos will be deleted; you and others can view archived recordings within a couple of days.

However, if you are teaching a course that uses Zoom recordings, and you have not taught that course in over a year, please contact us. We will make sure those video remain easily accessible to you and your students.,

What is Panopto?

Panopto is a lecture capture and video storage system Haverford uses for recording classes, meetings, interviews, etc .— as well as storing and sharing other videos. As of July 2020, Zoom cloud recordings are also stored and available via Panopto

Please contact hc-techlearn@haverford.edu with any questions or concerns.

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