Screencasting with Loom

Loom is a video recording tool that helps you instantly create shareable videos. With Loom, you can record your camera, microphone, and desktop simultaneously to create narrated presentations or how-to videos. Loom is permanently free for educators and students.

This Guide Will Help You:

  • Setup account

  • Start recording

  • Operate screencast

  • Manage recordings

Setup account

  1. Go to loom.com/signup, sign-in with your ISU gmail.

  2. Agree to terms and conditions. 

  3. Select either Teacher or Student, click continue

  4. For Mac/PC click install app, For Chromebooks click install extension.

  5. Click Continue button

  6. You will be redirected to your Loom My Videos folder.

Note: for education accounts, You should see the following message: “As a verified teacher or student we have applied a 100% discount to your Loom Pro subscription.

Start recording

Desktop app

  1. On your desktop open the Loom application.

  2. Choose either to record:

    • Screen and Webcam

    • Screen only

    • Cam only

  3. Select the video source from the video dropdown.

  4. Select audio source from the mic dropdown.

  5. To configure your camera view, click on the video thumbnail (you will see the following options:

  1. Turn off the thumbnail.

  2. Change thumbnail size to Small.

  3. Change thumbnail size to Big.

  4. Change thumbnail size to full screen.

  5. Change thumbnail from Profile picture to Video feed.

  1. To position the thumbnail, click and drag the thumbnail to the desired location.

  2. Click Start Recording

  3. You’ll see a visible countdown, you’ll also hear a ding when the recording has started.

Chrome extension

  1. In the Chrome browser, open the Loom Chrome extension

  2. Choose either to record:

    1. Screen and Webcam

    2. Screen only

    3. Cam only

  3. Click Show advanced options

    1. Select the video source from the video dropdown.

    2. Select audio source from the mic dropdown.

  4. To configure your camera view, click on the video thumbnail (you will see the following options:

  1. Turn of the thumbnail

  2. Change thumbnail size to Small

  3. Change thumbnail size to Medium

  4. Change thumbnail size to large

  5. Hide menu

  6. Cancel recording

  7. Pause recording

  8. Start recording

  1. Click Start Recording

  2. You’ll see a visible countdown, you’ll also hear a ding when the recording has started.

Operate Screencast

During the screencast, you can continue to move the thumbnail to not cover up specific content. 

To the right of the screen you have the following tools:

 

  1. Stop recording

  2. Redo recording

  3. Pause recording

  4. Delete recording

  5. Annotate recording

Note that when the Annotate recording is select you can select both the color of the ink and the size of the brush. After you draw an annotation it will disappear from view within a few seconds.

 

After you have completed your recording, you can click the Stop recording button.

Manage Recordings

Your recordings will be stored in your Loom account at Loom.com/my-videos

It will have an interface comparable to YouTube:

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 You can down download an .mp4, duplicate, delete, share, and organize your video.

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You can easily change the title of your video, by clicking on the title and typing your new title:

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There is also the option to edit your video:

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  • Settings: allow comments, email notification, show analytics and more.

  • Custom thumbnails: create an image and upload to become the thumbnail of your video

  • Trim: remove the beginning, middle and end segments from the final video. 

  • Call-to-Action: After viewers have watched to can designate a link to that you want viewers to go to.

Lastly similar to YouTube and Google drive, you can control privacy:

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  • Only people with the link can see your video.

  • Your video can appear in Google search.

  • Invite specific people

  • Add a password. 

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Article ID: 113261
Created
Thu 8/6/20 10:49 AM
Modified
Thu 3/18/21 1:35 PM