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!