How to Make A Document Cam

Guidance for Live Sessions

Learn how to make a makeshift document cam that you can use at home with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. 

Important Update

Follow this guidance about the audio setup instead of what it says in the video: 

  • Turn off the microphone on your laptop/desktop
  • Turn off the speakers on your laptop/desktop (or turn volume to "0")
  • Turn on the mic on your smartphone

This will 1) prevent all audio feedback issues and 2) will ensure that recordings show the proper image (since the video follows the person speaking, you need your audio and video to both come from the same feed - in this case, from your smartphone).

Watch: Making a Document Cam


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