If you're new to Loom, follow these steps to get up and running in no time. 👩💻👨🏫
Here we've pulled together some best practices to help you teach lessons, record presentations, and give feedback to your students. For more best practices, check out this education blog post with teachers showcasing how they use Loom in the classroom.
🎓Visit the Loom for Education page to sign up for free and get started with Loom.
How to start recordingOnce 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, but there are differences 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.
👉 For a side-by-side feature comparison, check out our pricing page.
How to share your videos
Simply copy and paste the video URL link into an email or another platform you use to communicate, like 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, as sign-up is not required to view.
👉 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.
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.
👉 This article will show you how to record your presentation with both applications.
How to use the drawing toolThe drawing tool is a great way to provide feedback and make quick markings on your screen as you narrate. Please note that markings will disappear after a few seconds. This is the intended behavior to keep your screen clear and clutter-free.
👉 This article will show you how to use the drawing tool. This is only available on the desktop app.
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.
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!
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.
Questions, comments, concerns? Contact us here.
Happy recording! 🎥😄