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In this session we focused on the use of Panopto for recording and publishing video (or audio) recordings. We also touched on apps for recording your screen on your mobile.

We were joined by staff from the School of Computing and Engineering and the Library who came along with ideas they wanted to implement: short introductory videos of themselves and screen recordings demonstrating software. We started by trying out the Panopto App which is available for Android and iPhone devices. It allows you to record and publish video direct from your phone. You can download the app from Google Play (Android) or the App Store (iPhone/iPad). To use the app you need to enter as the site address and then login with your UWL Blackboard account.

Recording and publishing videos is straight-forward. You can can record from within the iPhone/iPad app but the Android app requires you to record the video first via your camera. You need to choose the folder to publish to. We recommend using your ‘My Folder’ initially. You can then share your video via Blackboard or on a webpage like our introduction to Coffee Break TIPs.

Record and Upload options in iPhone App    Record a video on the iPhone

The Guardian Technology has useful advice on making this kind of video. Elsewhere on this site you can read how Tricia Tikasingh has created introductory videos for the BSc Nutritional Therapy.

We then discussed using the Panopto Personal Recorder on a desktop computer to create screen recordings. Fehmida Mohamedali plans to create some software demonstrations using it. There is more information about the Personal Recorder on the UWL Replay pages on the TEL Support website.

Finally Matt demoed a free screen recording tools for Android devices called Mobizen Screen Recorder. Unfortunately it’s not possible to record the screen on an iPhone/iPad. Apple don’t like it.

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