Loom Installation

Written by Kara Osmundson

Last published at: May 25th, 2021


Loom is screen recording software for Mac and PC. On Mac, Loom requires microphone, camera, and screen recording access. Follow directions below to install and grant access.

macOS Mojave or higher is required to run Loom. If you are still running an older OS follow these instruction to upgrade - macOS Catalina Upgrade. In some cases Loom setup will not prompt for camera, microphone, or screen recording permissions. Restart your Mac and try again when this happens.

Video Directions

Written Directions

1. Install through Self Service

2. Open Loom, click on the Loom icon from the top menu bar, and sign in with your district Google account.
3. Click through the Loom setup prompts. Accept both microphone and camera access when prompted.

4. Click Open System Preferences when prompted.

Check the box next to Loom. You'll be asked to quit Loom. Note you do not need admin rights to enable screen recording. Do not unlock the preference pane first.

You will be asked to Quit Loom before screen recording access works. Select Quit, and then open Loom again.