This article explains an easy way to record yourself presenting along with a powerpoint (or other) presentation.
1. Install Loom on your computer
Loom currently have an offer for education staff and students, so Loom can be used totally for free. For more information on how to do this, see the Loom page on free access for Students and Educators.
To install Loom, visit https://www.loom.com/, download the software for your device (it’s available for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks). Run the installer and set up an account.
2. Get powerpoint ready
We’ve added a simple guide to set up powerpoint for online delivery. Follow the steps outlined there.
3. Start up Loom and select the powerpoint window
You can select to record your webcam or just your microphone and screen. Press start recording. Do your presentation. When you’re finished, press the stop button in Loom.
4. Accessing the recording via Loom
As soon as you finish the recording, a browser window should open where, after a few minutes, the recording should be available. From here, you can quickly generate a link so that others can access this recording, or download the video which you can then upload to eStream.
If you are sharing the link, please note that from your account page, you can control whether viewers can comment or download the recording.
You can access the corresponding recorded file from Loom at https://www.loom.com/share/3694a59f8a0c4b3a933fa374e7f57fec
Uploading to Moodle
To receive presentations recorded in this way, assessments must have the “Audio / Video submission” checkbox ticked. For more information on submitting to or setting up assessments via Moodle, see How to set up Moodle to accept videos and audio files for assessment.
We would suggest that it might be a good idea to accept both file submissions AND Audio / Video submissions as this will enable people to submit the accompanying powerpoint along with the recording.
Please note that students should upload the Loom recording to the Video or Audio file area and accompanying powerpoint to the file submission area. More information on how to upload as a student is available on our Upload to eStream as a Student article.