#TechTipThursday: Recording from your iPhone/iPad

Having the ability to record the screen of your iOS device, with or without audio, is helpful as technology becomes increasingly integrated with the teaching and learning experience. Consider a situation in which a professor wants students to navigate a specific application outside of class to complete an assignment and/or students are required to submit confirmation of their ability to perform a task on their mobile device. By following the steps detailed in this post, individuals can learn at their own pace and successfully record from their iPhone or iPad.

QuickTime, a multimedia program developed by Apple, is available for both Windows and iOS machines. This post, however, is specific to Apple machines.

  1. Connect your mobile iOS device to your Mac computer
  2. Open the QuickTime Player application on your Mac
  3. Go to File and select “New Movie Recording” 1
  4. A recording window will appear. Click the little arrow to the right of the record button to access a dropdown menu; this is where you can select your iOS device 2
  5. Select the microphone of your iOS device if you want to record music or app/game sounds 3.1
  6. Click the red “Record” button to capture the tasks on your iOS device. Click the record button again to end your recording 4.1
  7. To save it, click “File” then “Save” 5
  8. You can then choose the location in which to save your movie 6

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