You Requested…. Recap Delivered


Recap gives teachers a fun new way to collect video evidence of their students’ learning. We mentioned this app in November’s blog post Five Ways to Summarize Student Learning,  and would like to share some updates Recap made to improve your experience.

First, how does Recap work? Teachers create written or video question(s),  for students to respond to using Andriod or iOS  apps. Student video responses, which may be set between 30 seconds and 2 minutes, are collected through the student app. As student videos are submitted, teachers may view them on a desktop computer.  The prompts and  videos are compiled into a Daily Review Reel. Both the individual responses, and the class compilations may be shared with others via email, a web link, or may be posted directly to Twitter.

Click the image below to play an example Review Reel! daily-review-reel

Two features that were frequently requested are now available for teachers:

  1. Until recently, the  Daily Review Reel automatically pulled a random sample of student responses and did not have a way for teachers to edit. Recap added an edit feature for your  Review Reels so that you may modify the clips for various reasons. Teachers may select students they would like to highlight and choose to include graphics or music for each of their Daily Reels.

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2. Prior to the update, Recaps due dates were limited to a maximum of 2 weeks after you assigned it. Teachers may now select any due date from a calendar offering more flexibility around due dates.


Interested in trying this out with your class? Create your account here: 

Contact your Ed Tech Lead or your  Instructional Technology Specialist for support. 

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