Learning Glass Studio

Light up your teaching

Learning Glass is a tool for recording lectures and presentations that allows you to write notes on a lightboard while facing the viewer. Discover how this technology can improve student engagement and learning.

Video of Learning Glass Introduction

Learning glass studio features

  • Learning Glass 66” lightboard on adjustable-height table
  • Neon dry erase markers
  • Dark backdrop
  • Camera to record presentation including a lavalier mic

If you have questions about Learning Glass or want to learn more about it, email Alex Teal.

How to access the studio

Email Alex Teal to reserve time in the studio. When you arrive for your session, check in at the Service Desk in the lobby at Waldo Library for access to the Learning Glass Studio. Be sure to bring your Bronco Card with you.

During your studio time, a University Libraries staff member will be there to help you every step of the way, from set-up to recording. We’ll provide you with a file of your video after your studio session.

The Learning Glass Studio is available to all Western Michigan University faculty, instructors, staff and students.


The Learning Glass Studio is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To keep everyone safe, only one appointment will be accepted each day at this time.


Waldo Library, First Floor, Room 1070 (Classroom A)

Learning glass tips

  • Stick to one topic.
  • Plan out your video ahead of time, so you know where to stand as you are drawing on the lightboard.
  • Wear dark, solid-colored clothes, but avoid black.
  • Don’t wear clothes that have text or logos. These will appear reversed in the video.
  • Small mistakes that can be quickly erased are okay.