Document Cameras in a Multisensory Approach – Top Tips

Module 3 in the All Things Document Cameras Series

In this module, you will learn five of our top tips for using a document camera as a tool to maximize a multisensory approach in your tutoring sessions.

Time to complete: 25 minutes

Read, Listen, Watch

Watch the video to learn our five top tips for using a document camera to maximize your multisensory approach!

Document Cameras and a Multisensory Approach: Top Tips

Place saver video clip five useful tips and tricks to maximize your multisensory approach.

Download and review these two useful guides:

Place saver PDF downloads

  • Steps for taking a screen shot and ideas where this can be useful (PDF)
  • Steps for side-by-side gallery view in Zoom and ideas where this can by useful (PDF)

Let’s Try Things Out

A practical exercise for you to try!

Take and Use Screenshots in Your Session

  • Figure out how to take a screenshot on your device
  • Take some screenshots and save them on your device
  • Start a Zoom session and pratice opening and annotating your screenshots in a meeting
  • Sign into Zoom on a second device (simulating your learner). See how the annotation toolbar works from your learner’s perspective.

You can download a QuickStart Guide for each of the document cameras here:

  • IPEVO Mirror-Cam – place saver PDF
  • IPEVO Do-Cam – place saver PDF
  • IPEVO V4K PRO – place saver PDF

When you are ready, download and review this place saver PDF: Steps with screenshots, tips and guidance on troubleshooting.

Reflection Time

Think about what you’ve learned in this module.

Place Saver: Worksheet PDF

Reflect on how your learner will benefit from what you have learned in this module.

What are three things that will prove really useful to them?


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

Place Saver: List of module objectives

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

Next Steps

Here are some ideas to go to the next level!

Challenge: Use a screenshot in your next session. Show your learner how to annotate the screenshot as part of your lesson plan. Share your ideas in the next Tutors and Tea!

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

  • Module 1 Introduction to IPEVO Document Cameras
  • Module 2 – Make Your Own Document Camera
  • Module 3 – Document Cameras in a Multisensory Approach – Top Tips
  • Module 4 – Choosing the Camera That Works Best for You and Your Learner
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