Q. How do I record student presentations with the Camera App (Windows 10) or Photo Booth (Mac)


Recording student presentations


The easiest way to record student presentations is the use an in-built recorder such as 'Camera' for Windows 10 or 'Photo Booth' for Mac. (Other apps are available to those shown below)

Once you have recorded your video, upload to NILE using the Text Editor.


Remember to test your equipment before the session begins and contact the IT support desk if you have any issues with either your laptop or the external camera.


Instructions for recording using Camera app (Windows 10)

> To find the 'Camera' app built into Windows 10, click on the Windows button at the bottom left of the screen (or on the keyboard) and type 'Camera', then click the app shown below.

If Camera is not installed on your PC download it here

1. Connect an external usb webcam (which are available to loan from IT ) into your laptop and select the 'change camera' icon at the top right of the screen.

2. If it is in still camera mode, click the video camera icon below:

3. Once in video mode, press the video camera icon to record.

4. The recording time is shown at the bottom of the screen: 

5. Once you have finished recording press the red stop button shown above, the recording will show as a small image at the bottom right of the screen:

6. By default your video recordings will be saved in > 'This PC / Pictures / Camera Roll'.


7. To view the file double click the recording and make sure you have both image and audio.


To record a video with Photobooth on a Mac.

Launch 'Photobooth from 'Applications'.

1. Once launched you should see yourself in the centre of the screen.

1. At the bottom left of the app, select the third icon from the left to choose 'video recording'.

Photo booth icons

2. Press the red video icon in the centre to start and stop the recording.

Photo booth record

3. Press the red square to stop the recording.

4. Recorded videos show with timings along the bottom right of the window.

5. Export your video by clicking on the file, then select > FILE > Export (Remember to rename your file) then save.

Photobooth export

6. Find and check the file in relevant folder on your mac.

See this Apple guide for further details




  • Last Updated Mar 11, 2019
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  • Answered By Al Holloway

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