Record & Share or Livestream
The Swivl robot rotates 360⁰ to follow the presenter automatically.
It connects to multiple Markers for recording audio throughout the room and uses the tethered iPad (or mobile device) for recording video. It’s easy for teachers to set up, start/stop recording, upload to their Swivl account and then share with students.
You can also Live stream using Zoom while Swivl tracks you.
To Get Started:
- Download the Swivl app for your mobile device from the App store
- Sign up for Swivl cloud account https://www.swivl.com (use your MUSD Google account)
Resources for setup and use:
Quick Swivl demo/tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZwrM6W94tw
Swivl User Guide & Video Starter Guide:
Swivl Starter Guide Video (16 min) - https://cloud.swivl.com/feed/3304048/
Swivl User Guide (PDF)
Brief Video Tutorials for Swivl Team Users (unboxing & connecting devices, recording)
Swivl YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/Swivl/featured
- Playlist- How to Swivl (35 videos)
- Playlist - Swivl for Distance or Virtual Learning (Synchronous & Asynchronous)- 10 videos
- Swivl Do’s & Don’ts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opitsrMcLUU
- Introduction to Zoom Swivl Live- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRWGgtHJyfA
Swivl & Zoom Basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zboR7z5dU1M Step-by-step ~17min
Audio setups for Live Streaming (for synchronous learning)- Zoom and Swivl:
When you want to either:
- Demonstrate something in real time while the Swivl robot follows you and while your students are in class remotely via Zoom and you want to hear and interact with them
- You have a Hybrid program and you are teaching the in-person group and the remote group of students simultaneously, and you want each to be able to participate and hear each other.
Three main options for being able to hear the remote students that are on Zoom while you are using the Swiv:
- Use a headset or earbuds (good when all students are remote; not so good for hybrid)
- Standalone - Connect external speakers to the Swivl
- Integrated audio - connect the Swivl to your computer or to an interactive whiteboard or TV with a USB-A Cable or Swivl Link. This allows you to use your computer in the Zoom call (more Host features than the mobile app) while also using the iPad connected to the Swivl
Each of these options requires some additional equipment.
- Swivl Integrated Audio Setup for Hybrid Classrms (requires an addit USB cable & speakers)
- How do I hear distant participants during Live Streaming- FAQ from Swivl Help Center (Live demonstration using Swivl while in Zoom w/students, or when teaching Hybrid Classrooms)
*Pulled from Google Doc by Karen Muska on 3/10/21