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R-MC Faculty Teaching Toolkit: Loom


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About Loom

Loom is a screencasting video recording tool that enables instructors to share their computer screen while recording a message or capturing a lecture for students.  You can record your camera, microphone, and desktop simultaneously.  Like Panopto and other online video recording tools, Loom offers the option to edit the recorded video. Loom is free to educators and students. 


To set up your account:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Sign up for a free account
  3. Click Verify Education Account. This process can take up to 7 days

Shows Loom for Education website, highlighting the Get Loom for Free and Verify Education account elements of the page.


Using Loom

Learn how to:

  • Record a presentation with Loom (video | text)
  • Edit (trim) your Loom video (text)


Before making media available in Canvas, it should be closed captioned. Media can be closed captioned by uploading it to Canvas Studio or YouTube and then linking to the captioned media in Canvas.