How to Record your iPad Screen

Recently I wrote a post on how to create a screen recording using your laptop. Then I heard back from a few of you wondering how to do the same thing but instead, record the iPad screen which is actually smart because most of you are wanting to instruct your students and they are using iPads. I catch on quick, don’t I? So here is a quick tutorial on how to do that using AirPlay Mirroring. One word of caution, when recording through AirPlay, you may notice a bit of a lag. If it bothers you, you can always take the saved recording, move it into iMovie where you can edit out the lagging parts, add titles, music, etc. Then share it as a file to your desktop or to Youtube and you’re ready to share it with your students.

About Christie Boen

I have worked with Bend-La Pine since 2007. I am an Instructional Technology Coach and District Librarian.

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  2. Thanks Christie! This is really helpful. Next, I am wondering how to record where I am actually touching on my iPad / iPhone screen. It is hard for students to “see” where I am actually going on my iPad as they watch the video- is there an app for that? Or does Quicktime offer a tool that will record this without actually using my mouse on my laptop? I appreciate all of your tech help!

    • Great questions! When I do the recording, I’m actually touching my iPad screen, but using the mouse to highlight. You can record your iPad screen in Quicktime without using AirPlay. Simply hook up your iPad to your computer with your USB cord. Open Quicktime and choose “New Movie Recording” rather than “New Screen Recording”. Then click on the drop-down arrow next to the recording button to choose your device. Then click on the recording button. This will allow students to “see” where you are tapping on the iPad.
      If you do choose to use your mouse as a highlighter, you can go to System Preferences>Accessibility>Display. Here is where you can change your cursor size. Another idea is to download Highlighter on your computer which will highlight your cursor with a colored circle

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