Choosing the Right Camera

Module 4 in the All Things Document Cameras Series

In this module, you will have an opportunity to bring together all that you’ve learned about document cameras in the first three modules and figure out which document camera set-up will serve you and your learner best. With so many options to choose from, we guide you through a process that will help you make that decision and determine what needs to be learned or obtained before you can use one.

Time to complete: 20 minutes

Review Time

Think about all you have learned.

You have completed three modules and learned a lot about document cameras. Feel free to go back to any of the modules to quickly recap what was covered. You may also have downloaded some useful guides on this topic. Review these guides, if you have time.

So, you’ve now got all the information you need to use a document camera in your sessions. And you have a lot of options! But there are a few questions that you still need to answer for yourself:

  • Who will use the document camera? Me or my learner or both of us?
  • If it’s best for my learner to use the camera, what skills will they need to set it up?
  • Do my learner and I have the right devices to even use a document camera?
  • And if we do, which model should we choose?

When you’re ready, move on to the next section where you will put all this information together and answer these questions!

Let’s Try Things Out

A practical exercise for you to try!

Choosing a Document Camera that Works for You

To help you choose the right document camera for you and your learner and answer the questions we posed in the previous section, we developed a worksheet to guide you through the process. Download the worksheet here:

Which Document Camera Should I Use?

With questions, check boxes and guidance, this worksheet will help you:

  • Decide which document camera you and your learner will use
  • Figure out what devices you and your learner will need
  • Understand what you and your learner need to know to set up and use the document camera with your devices

When you’ve finished the worksheet, you are ready to take on the Tutor Challenge below.


Here’s a quick summary of what you covered in this module.

In this module, you explored a process that helped you decide which document camera(s) you and/or your learner will use and what needs to be learned or obtained before you can use one. You have come to some conclusions about which document cameras and set-ups would work best for you and your learner.

We hope you enjoyed the module and have learned a little more about how to use document cameras in your next tutoring session.

Tutor Challenge

Go to the next level!

  • Borrow a document camera from the LU library or set up a DIY document camera
  • Use it in a tutoring session!
  • Show your learner how to use one
  • Share your ideas in the next Tutors and Tea

Next Steps

CONGRATULATIONS! Your have completed this course.

You can review all four modules in this course by clicking on a link below:

Or go to our Tutor Guides page for more courses and guides.

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