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QuickTime: For Mac Users

  • QuickTime Player is our highly recommended option to use as it can record high quality videos. 

  • Only available with Mac OS.

  • You can record your webcam video and screen capture as two separate resources.

  • QuickTime files are saved locally. You will need to upload your recording to the designated Google Drive folder that CVN has assigned to you.

Recording Software

Below we'll take you through your software options for recording your online lectures.  For our Mac users, we recommend using QuickTime, which comes with Mac OS.  For our Windows users, we recommend using the Open Broadcaster App.  And if you would like to record any recitations, regardless of your operating system we recommend using the Panopto App.  All of these applications will allow you to record your screen and face simultaneously.  We'll go through how to use each of these applications below. 

Getting Started With QuickTime

1.  Open QuickTime and click “New Screen Recording”, then click “New Movie Recording”.  The movie recording will be your webcam stream.

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2. Make sure to select “Internal Microphone” under each recording window.  Making sure both feeds have audio will help with editing once you are done.  

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3. To record the screen of your tablet, you would need to highlight the screen of your tablet. A message will appear for you to record that screen.

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4. Use the button highlighted below to stop and start your screen recording.

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5. Once you’re done recording, hit the same red record button to stop both your movie and screen recordings.  Name each of your files so that it is clear which file is the screen recording and which is the movie recording.  We recommend using the following format: 

"Course Code(with section) - Semester on Date - Movie/Screen”


EECS6767-001-S20 on”                and              “EECS6767-001-S20 on

Open Broadcaster: For Windows Users

  • If you teach from a Windows device we recommend the OBS App and the Camera app. 

  • Free to download for Windows.

  • Use OBS for screen capture and camera app for capturing your face.  We'll take you through the simple two step process below:

1. Open OBS and click “+”, then click “Window Capture” and select Desktop. Then hit the             Start Recording button. You will need to click the same button again to stop recording.

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2. To record your face, go to your menu and look for the camera app.  Click the take video button. Click the same            button to stop recording.

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Once you're done recording, remember to upload your files to the CVN Google Drive, using the naming convention below:

Course Code(with section) - Semester on Date - Movie/Screen”


EECS6767-001-S20 on”                and              “EECS6767-001-S20 on

The Panopto App: For Recitations

  • The Panopto App is a recording app for quick recordings, but not recommended for high quality. Please discuss this option with the CVN team before recording to see if it suits the format of the course you are working on. 

  • Free to download for Windows/MAC.

  • Simultaneous recording of webcam video, screen capture, and audio.

  • Log into Panopto, select your course folder and begin recording. Your video file is placed in the “Video Library” section of your CourseWorks page. 

We'll take you through how to get started with the Panopto App below:

If you used Panopto as suggested on our previous slide, you do not need to do anything else. Your videos should be uploaded already if you selected your course folder. You can check your videos on your Courseworks Video Library tab.

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Recording on an iPad

1. You can use your screen recording built in app. Pull down your menu on the top left. Note: If you do not see it, go to Settings, Control Center to enable screen recording button.

2. Hold tap the recording button to make sure the microphone is turned on.


3. Once it is turned on, tap it once to start recording. When finished recording, tap the same button once again. It should be saved on your Photos. Please upload this video on the google Drive.

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Optional: If you would like for your iPad to be connected to your lap top so you can view your slides, you can download an application called Air Server which allows you to airplay your device on your computer.

That covers all three of our CVN recommended software options, including how to upload your finished product. 

Finally, we'll leave with you with some tips to keep in mind while you're recording.

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