Loom screen recording

Loom.com - Loom is an online service you can use to capture your screen, add annotations, record your voice, and/or include your face. You can then quickly and easily share your recording with others.

D-E teachers, non-teaching staff, and students can get a Loom for Education account for free if you use your @d-e.org email address.

If you need more elaborate editing of your video than Loom provides, you can download it to edit with a video editor such as iMovie.

Also, D-E also has a limited number of Screencast-O-Matic (SOM) licenses. SOM is a different screen recorder that's a bit more complex and includes more editing features. It also has a free version, but if you need SOM Pro features you can access them here.

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How do I start using Loom?

D-E teachers, non-teaching staff, and students can get a Loom for Education account for free if you use your @d-e.org email address.

Sign up here for a Loom account. Account verification is generally the same day and sometimes only takes a few minutes.

You will receive an email confirming that your account has been automatically upgraded to Loom Pro for free. You can also check your account status here.

What options do I have for sharing a Loom video?

See this one-minute Loom video. Options include:

  1. Share a non-obvious, generally-unguessable link to public video that can only be found by those who know the link. (This is the most common and default option.)

  2. Protect the video with a single, shared password.

  3. Restrict access to only specific d-e.org email addresses you specify. (This requires the viewer to access Loom using their My DE password via the sign in with Google option.)

  4. Download the video and upload to a different video sharing service such as My DE or Edpuzzle.

In-video comments

As of March 2020, Loom support the ability for viewers to leave a comment or emoji reaction to specific parts of a video. A teacher could ask students to use that in order to asynchronously discuss a video. Or a student could use that to get peer feedback. More information at How to react to videos with emojis and in-video comments

The ability for others to add comments or reactions is on by default. However, you can disable that for any specific video in Video Settings. For help with that see the written directions at How to configure your video settings: Disable comments, emoji reactions, downloads and more

Where can I learn more about Loom on my own?

The Loom Help Center is a good place to start.


Mac Installation of desktop app - trouble with Security & Privacy permissions

If you are having trouble installing the Mac desktop see Mac app installation: reset accessibility permission in the Loom Help Center for directions. Don't skip step 1 as that's the easy one and it usually fixes the problem. If you need assistance with steps 2 on, please email Computer Services at help.d-e.org to schedule a time to work with someone live/online.