Swivl is a device that’s useful for recording your own classes and lessons discretely. This consists of a base to hold a device and multiple markers that allow tracking of the presenter and audio to be recorded around a classroom. Swivl requires the use of a mobile device and an app to setup, available on both Android and iOS. This tutorial will show you how to setup the device and record a video of your own lecture.
For written steps, find Swivl’s instructions here or watch the video below. If you want to record student discussion around the room, simply power on one or two of the additional markers and place them where you would like to hear student conversations.
Capturing video is very straightforward once the Swivl is setup. A full list of steps from Swivl can be found here. To record a full-length class, you will likely need to go into settings and reduce the recording quality of your video from HD to SD so your device has enough storage available.
As a part of Swivl’s default settings, your video will be uploaded to your Swivl cloud account. From here, the video can be shared with another Swivl user with their Champlain email address, or downloaded for offline viewing.
Commenting on Videos:
When you are viewing your video in Swivl Cloud, you can create timestamped comments on your own videos. This can be useful in noting parts of your lecture you wish to improve or things you’d like to do differently in the future.