Can I record my classes?
If you're subscribed to our Online School platform, you'll be able to use our integrated recording tool. You can find out more about it here.
If you're using our standalone Virtual Classroom platform, we have developed a free 'video recording' extension in Chrome, however, there are plenty of other free recording options too. This article explains how to use the LearnCube Chrome extension, or, If you prefer Loom. generally recommend Loom to our users for an easy recording option.
Option 1: LearnCube Chrome Extension
Here's how the Chrome recording extension works:
Step 1: Download the extension from the Chrome store (currently this is only available for existing LearnCube customers)
Step 2: You'll see the 'LearnCube' icon on your web browser, click the button
Step 3: Click record. You'll be asked to allow the application access to your microphone.
Step 4: Choose your screen
Step 5: Start recording
Step 6: Stop the recording.
Step 7: The recording will then save to your desktop
You can choose the 'quality' of the video recording from Advanced Options (you'll see this in the Chrome plugin under Record Screen).
Our recommendation is:
Format: VP8 or VP9
Frames per second: 25 - 30
Bitrate per second: 1MB (100KB minimum)
This creates a good quality recording without involving too much data/storage.
Here is an interesting article on which format to choose if you'd like to dig into this a little deeper...
Your recording is easy and quick to save into your own Google Drive or Dropbox folder for student, teacher or school records.
Option 2: Loom
Loom is an alternative option for recording your classes as it has both a desktop app and a browser-based option plus it's really easy to use.
Once you have installed Loom in your browser you can then start recording right away!
You can select to only record the screen, or the screen + webcam (video) or the webcam only.
You can also select between your browser tab or your entire screen.
Once you are finished your recording is uploaded to your Loom account and available to edit and share.