Swivl Cloud is a collection of online tools that allows educators to use video for professional development and instruction. The Swivl is a piece of equipment that works with smartphones and tablets to create videos that can be shared via Swivl Cloud or via other WWW video hosts, such as YouTube, Vimeo, or MS 365. Swivl makes it more efficient for faculty members to capture lectures with features like multimedia presentation slides, automated uploads, time-stamped comments, and unlimited storage.
Swivel is a great solution when students are absent from class; students can replay content until they are comfortable with the material. Videos are great training tools and are becoming more popular every day. With features like dual microphone feeds, wireless uploading, and built-in editing, tools training is now easier than ever for professors who want to share lectures with student teachers or graduate assistants.
Dr. Zachary Varpness, an Associate Professor in the Physical & Life Sciences Department uses his Samsung phone on Swivl (pictured). Varpness appreciates the ease and convenience of Swivl and records two to three lectures a day. It takes him only a few minutes to get everything setup. In the near future, Varpness hopes to use multimedia presentation slides like PowerPoint in many of his future recordings.
Another popular feature is Swivl’s live video conferencing. This allows participants to experience classes and meetings as if they were actually present. The technology is highly mobile and modernizes collaboration and learning.
To borrow a Swivl for your classes, visit the TLC or contact Jereme Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org; 308.432.6234).