The SWIVL robot works with your mobile device, phone or tablet, to track and record video as you move around the room.
Some uses include:
Exclusive to the Gen 3 model at St Leonards:
Update your pre 2018 Swivl app to use these features.
View an introduction to using the Swivl, recorded on our Gen 3 unit. Extra audio markers in the room pick up student questions.
Read the article Swivl is changing teaching and learning to get an overview.
Read the Swivl quick guide and the user manual to check requirements.
Consider the WH&S risks and complete the WH&S assessment form
Print out the recording poster and display it prominently in the area where you are filming
Northern Sydney has 4 Gen 2 Swivl robots available for teaching staff loan. These units are located at Hornsby, Meadowbank, Ryde and St Leonards, but can be borrowed by all NS teaching staff. A Gen 3 model is available at St Leonards. The Gen 3 model has 4 extra audio markers to capture multiple group conversations. Consider also borrowing a tripod to broaden your Swivl location set up options. You will need to provide your own tablet/smart phone as the recording device.
Contact your local NS Library to organise a booking.
Bookings will be for an initial period of a month, but may be reduced or extended depending on your usage and other demand.
Library staff will also put first time borrowers through a short induction session.
Please note the conditions of borrowing:
Contact campus libraries to book Swivl: