What is Loom?

Loom is an easy and free screen recorder for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks. Record your camera and screen with audio directly from your Chrome browser and share the video with your students and colleagues. 94% of people say it helps increase productivity and studies showing video increases information retention by 54% versus text. Loom truly allows you to efficiently share information and feedback.

How is it used?

Loom is a Chrome extension that enables you to easily capture, narrate and instantly share videos to communicate faster, clearer and friendlier. 100% free! With one-click to record, one-click to finish and a publicly shareable URL automatically copied to your clipboard, Loom is changing desktop communication as we know it by making video easy and fun to use.

Student feedback

Loom helps you create a feedback experience that will stick with your students for better results.

Weekly recap

Lesson recaps are an excellent way for your students to revisit the material you have taught in the past in an interactive way.

Product specs

  • High-Quality Video
  • Unlimited Storage: No need to worry about re-recording videos, quotas, or running out of space on your computer.
  • Embed Anywhere: We instantly generate Embed HTML so you can put it anywhere on the internet you’d like!
  • MP4 Format: The video is available for download as an MP4. We handle converting the video for you on our servers so you can simply download and use anywhere.
  • Unlimited Recording: With no limitations, you can record for hours at a time if you’d like. Feel free to use the Pause/Start functionality as well.

Resources and videos

Getting started

Step 1: Install Loom as a Google Chrome Extension.

Step 2: After you install the extension you can quickly create a Loom account with your Google account. This is the fastest option to start enjoying Loom. Alternatively, you can also choose to sign up with an email address or authenticate with your Outlook account.

Step 3: Now you're ready to record! The video below shows you how to use Loom 2.0 as a screen and video recorder.

How to use Loom 2.0 screen & video recorder

Recording & advanced options

How do I start a recording?

Loom Video Capture Types

How to hide the recording controls

Advanced Recording Settings

Sharing your video

Sharing your recorded videos

Share a group of videos


To learn more about Loom, please schedule a consultation with an Instructional Technologist by emailing Carey.Studio@jhu.edu.