Guide to Using Loom for Education

If you're new to Loom, follow these steps to get up and running in no time.πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«

Here we've pulled together some best practices to help you teach lessons, record presentations and give feedback to your students. Also, here is a great education blog post with teachers showcasing how they use Loom in the classroom.

πŸŽ“Visit the Loom for Education page to sign up for free and get started with Loom.

  • How to start recording

    Once you've installed the Loom recorder, visit these quick guide on getting started with the Chrome Extension and the Desktop App.  
  • Should I record with the Desktop App or Chrome Extension? 

    Both will produce a great recording result, however, there are difference in their functionality.  For quick, easy recordings made from within your browsers, you can record with the Loom Chrome Extension. If you'd like some added features, such as HD recording and drawing tools, swap to the Loom Desktop app.

    πŸ‘‰ This video will provide more information on this breakdown. For a side-by-side feature, comparison check out our pricing page.

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  • How to share your videos

    Simply copy and paste the video URL link into an email or another platform you use to communicate such as Google Classroom. Think of it as sharing the link of a news article or a YouTube video. You can paste the link anywhere and anyone can click the link to watch it, sign-up is not required to view.

    πŸ‘‰  If a recipient claims they need permission to view your video, you may have accidentally added a privacy setting to your video. For a full list of sharing options click here. 

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  • How to record a presentation

    You can record presentations with Loom using the Chrome Extension or the Desktop App. However, the Chrome Extension will not populate the camera bubble, so if you're recording a Keynote or PowerPoint presentation you'll want to use the Loom Desktop app. 

    πŸ‘‰ This article will show you how to record your presentation with both applications. 

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  • How to use the Drawing Tool

    The Drawing Tool is a great way to provide feedback and make quick markings on your screen as you narrate. Please note, markings will disappear after a few seconds. This is the intended behavior to keep your screen clear and clutter-free. 

    πŸ‘‰   This article will show you how to use the Drawing Tool. This is only available on the Desktop App. 

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πŸŽ“ FAQ  

Can I meet with colleagues or students in a real-time video session?

No, Loom is an asynchronous communication tool. With Loom, you can record your camera, microphone, and desktop simultaneously. However, the ability to conference call and conduct live video sessions with multiple people is not possible with Loom. If you'd like to meet in real-time we suggest using Zoom, Google Hangouts or Skype. 

How to flip the camera so I can read the text in my video instead of a mirror image? 

For the Desktop App: Open the recording menu, click on the three little dots in the upper corner, click on preferences, toggle on or off the 'flip camera' option for your desired effect. 

For the Chrome Extension: Open the recording menu, click on 'show advanced options' check or uncheck the 'flip camera' box option for your desired effect.

For visuals and steps for both applications check out this video!

I submitted my Education email to be verified but I haven't heard back?
Thank you for submitting your education email to us, we're working diligently to respond to all users as soon as possible. We currently have a backlog of emails to review but we're getting back to most users within 1 week. We will send you an email confirmation once your domain has been whitelisted. In the meantime, we encourage you to take advantage of the free 30-day trial of Loom Pro on your account. We'll be sure to approve all users before your trial has expired. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. 
I don't see a feature that I'm looking for? πŸ€”

If you don't see an available feature it's likely that we're in the process of developing it. If you're wanting to add subtitles, closed captioning, video merging, video uploads, a blur or censor tool, etc. These items are on our roadmap, you can view and add feedback to all features coming soon here.

 

Happy Recording! πŸŽ₯πŸ˜„

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