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. The Learning Glass Studio is open to all Western Michigan University faculty, instructors, staff and students. Discover how this technology can improve student engagement and learning.

Reserve studio time

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.

If you have questions about Learning Glass or want to learn more about it, stop by and talk to the Libraries staff at the Virtual Reality Lab desk on the lower level of Waldo Library.

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

How to access the studio

The Learning Glass Studio is located on the lower level of Waldo Library in Room 0157A. A staff member will meet you at the door to let you into the studio for your session.

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.