As we’ve blogged about before, Swivl is a wonderful technology that helps teachers create lecture capture videos and share them online.
While Swivl has always been a great teaching tool, it was not until recently that they expanded their services to include more teaching and learning features. Swivl has recently introduced the company’s new Recap and Present apps, which expand an instructor’s ability to explore additional online and video learning pedagogies.
Recap, a new beta software, is a 100% free tool, which gives teachers and students a new way to interact and share feedback using video. As a teacher you can set up assignment questions that students can respond to using video or by using simple icons as shown below. It’s as easy as saying “I got it!” or “I didn’t get it” at which point an instructor can adjust instruction and/or provide individualized feedback. This tool could become an essential part of interacting with students for teachers using hybrid or blended approaches to learning, where you may not always meet in person. Even if your class is not online, this tool can enhance regular class feedback too!
Here’s a quick video about Recap:
Also in the works is a new live streaming app called Present (Coming in June 2016) that allows an instructor to broadcast video to a live audience. As an instructor, you can upload course material (slides, pdfs, etc.) into a lecture, connect your device to a projector, begin your presentation and capture and broadcast your lecture live. But now, instead of recording then posting the video separately later on, everyone can tune in for a live, face-to-face learning experience. As before, if someone is unable to make the live lecture, a HD copy of the video is automatically saved to the Swivl cloud for downloading or viewing at later dates.
To learn more about Swivl, or for any other lecture capture questions, always feel free to stop by the Teaching Technology Center for more information!
If you or someone you know has been thinking of making some instructional video over the winter break, look no further then the Teaching Technology Center’s One Button Studio! Take a look at our space with this demo video!
The One Button Studio is a user-friendly video recording studio with only three easy steps.
Insert a USB drive into the dock
Press the Record Button to begin a recording and press it again to stop
Remove the drive when you are done!
Everything recorded automatically gets added to your USB drive in a convenient Hi-Resolution .mp4 file, which is a perfect format for uploading and sharing videos over the web.
The Teaching Technology Center’s One Button Studio is located in Brown 417. The Studio includes a professional HD camera, audio, and lights set up against a green screen or white curtain backdrop. The studio space is free for use to all MICA faculty and staff with reservations made through Brown Center Checkout or the Teaching Technology Center.
This High-Tech space can be used for:
Recording Short Lectures
Shooting Green Screen Footage (using slides, video or images as a backdrop)
Recording Interviews (up to two-three people)
And anything else that calls for a quick and simple video recording for a class!
The Teaching Technology Center may also assist you in the shooting, editing, storing and sharing of videos made within the One Button Studio.
Here is a demo of what the One Button Studio can do for you!
Just announced! Upcoming Event at the Teaching Technology Center
Digital Image Basics (for non-photographers) Parts I & II
Part I Tuesday 10/13 3:00 – 4:30 B 180
Part II Wednesday 10/28 12:00 – 1:30 B 180
Discover how to manage digital image files with the help of a professional photographer. Dan Meyers, who specializes in documenting fine art, will provide an extensive overview on how to take control of digital files, from essential camera settings for quality captures to an easy, streamlined workflow inside Photoshop. Detailed information will be presented on topics such as image resolution, controlling file size, saving, backing up and storing your files.