1. Using an iPad
    1. Use the Built-In Screen Recorder
    2. Upload to MediaSpace Using KMS Go
  2. Using a Drawing Tablet
    1. Kaltura Personal Capture’s Annotations
    2. Annotating with Zoom
  3. Using a Document Camera

There are many reasons why instructors might want to record their handwriting during a lecture. The first instance that comes to mind is teaching formulae. Demonstrating how to do hand calculations is best done by drawing out the process by hand. In a face-to-face environment, an instructor might decide to do this using the blackboard. However, in online learning, we need to be a little more creative.

Just like there are many reasons why you might want to record handwriting, there are many ways to accomplish the task. The bottom line is that it largely depends on preference, comfort level, and goal. If you’re looking for a lower-tech option, you might decide to use a document camera to write with markers on a piece of paper. However, if you were hoping to use an iPad and Apple Pencil, because you’re used to it or you want an infinite scroll, that might be the best option for you. If you are lecturing using a slide stack and you’re looking to annotate your slides, you might turn to Kaltura’s annotations.

This page attempts to guide instructors in using different methods for recording handwriting in their lectures. Note that this is not an exhaustive list. Would you like to contribute to this resource with your positive experience? Please email the Capture Support Team at capture@carleton.ca!

Note: Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) has sourced and acquired equipment to loan to instructors to help develop and teach online courses. Please visit out Equipment Loans for Teaching Online website to request to loan equipment.