Written by Eric Hills

Last published at: November 30th, 2022

What is Loom?

Loom is a Chrome Extension you can install yourself on PCs and an app you can install from Self Service on MacBooks. Click here to learn how. Loom allows you to record your screen with (or without) picture-in-picture of your talking head. Videos are automatically uploaded to the Loom website and stored in the cloud.

Why use Loom for screenrecording?

You can easily share your Loom videos by generating a link, copying embed code, or downloading to your computer. You can get a notification when someone watches your videos. You can also choose to allow students to comment on your videos to ask questions. Loom also allows you to edit and trim your video in the web browser.

Videos created in Loom can be embedded in Canvas (click on the share arrow and copy the embed code) or downloaded so you can put them in Canvas Studio. Bonus: Studio will generate closed captions for you.

How do I use Loom?

Watch this video for app installation directions and a quick Loom tutorial. 

Remember, once you have created your videos the best method for delivery is putting them in Canvas. We recommend using Canvas Studio or directly embedding in a Canvas announcement, page, quiz, or discussion.

This animated GIF shows you how to embed a Loom video in Canvas.

How do I get Loom for Education?

Use your Shakopeeschools.org email address and complete process outlined here by Loom Support: https://support.loom.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006579637-Loom-for-Education-Free-for-Teachers-and-Educators