The Newest Teaching Tool: Record Yourself!

Record videos for your students, substitutes, and more!

There’s a new customization option on Quaver’s Resource Creation menu. The Teacher Recording screen stores a personalized video of you, the teacher, in your Resource Manager. Add your customized video to any lesson or assignment. Deliver instructions for a sub! Guide your students through at-home assignments. Here’s your chance to be in two places at once!

Creating a Recording Screen

First things first: Let’s create a Teacher Recording Screen! The Teacher Recording Screen is incorporated into the assignment or lesson building process. You can read about Quaver’s Assignment Builder here.

Once we’ve created a custom lesson or assignment in Resource Manager, double-click or select and click EDIT to open the Assignment or Lesson.

Now we’ll add to the assignment, by clicking MENU in the purple bar and selecting NEW SCREEN.

You’ll notice the Teacher Recording Screen on the Resource Creation menu. You’ll also find a link to the Resource Creation menu from your Teacher Dashboard.

If this is your first time visiting this screen, your browser may ask you right away if you’d like to allow microphone and camera access. Go ahead and click “Yes!” This will give you the option to record directly into the screen.

After adding a title, you can either record or upload a video. The option is controlled by the CHANGE MODE button in the toolbar on the left of the screen.

If you’ve already enabled your camera and microphone, you should see what your camera sees in the preview window. Click RECORD to begin. 

Note: Currently, only Chrome and Firefox browsers support recording directly into the screen. 

When you’re satisfied with your recording or upload, simply click SAVE. You’ll see a completion message to confirm the new screen

Ideas for using the Teacher Recording screen!

There are many ways to use your Teacher Recording screen in the classroom.

Deliver Instructions to a Sub

Perhaps you’re going to miss one day this week, but you don’t want to rely on a substitute to deliver an important content lesson. A short video with your instruction would ensure the students hear your customized lesson, and your sub could then complete in-class activities to support that lesson. 

Provide At-Home Instructions

Include your recording in an assignment for students to view at home. It may be easiest and most engaging to explain the assignment on video, instead of simply with written instructions.

For more information, we encourage you to watch our helpful PD video on adding a Teacher Recording screen. Find it at the top of the Teacher Recording screen under VIDEO TRAINING or at Help.QuaverMusic.com!

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How will you use the new Teacher Recording screen in your classroom?