edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessmemt) Video Recording edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessmemt) Video Recording


Overview of the Equipment
The Media Center has ten ZOOM Q2HD Handy Video Recorders for the recording of teacher performance assessment videos. Each kit comes with a ZOOM Q2HD camera and 2 GB SD card (will record roughly up to 30 minutes). 
The camera requires two AAs.

What Do I Need to Provide?
While a 2 GB SD card is provided, the Media Center recommends that students purchase their own SD card so they can record more content. For instance, a 16 GB SD card can hold four hours of video.

Additionally, students must provide their own batteries.

Where Can I Get a Camera?
The cameras are available for sign-out at the Media Center office (Lyons Hall 414). A valid Canisius ID is required. The listing of cameras and their current availability can be found here.

Basic Instructions for Use

1. Press & hold the POWER button on the side of the camera to turn it on.

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Power Button

2. See the available recording time, verify that a SD card is loaded (  will appear), and check the battery life   by looking at the top of the camera's video screen. If needed, change the batteries or load a SD card into the side of the camera.

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Slide the cover down   Replace batteries, as needed


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Open the SD card compartment   Load the SD card, if needed

3. Press the red RECORD button to being recording. The camera's video screen will now display a red dot   in the upper left corner (indicating it is recording) and the remaining recording timer will change to an elasped recording timer and begin counting up.

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The red RECORD button   Arrow button functions while recording

4. While recording, the left and right arrow buttons can be used to zoom in and out. The up and down arrow buttons can be used to adjust the monitoring volume (Please Note: Adjusting the monitoring volume will not impact the record level. The record level is adjusted automatically by the camera, as it should be set to "Meeting" under the INPUT/Auto Gain menu option).

5. Simply press the red RECORD button again to stop the recording.

6. Press & hold the POWER button to turn the camera off.

Additional information on the use of the ZOOM Q2HD Handy Video Recorder can be found in the user guide that comes with each camera. A downloadable version is also available below.

ZOOM Q2HD Handy Video Recorder User Guide (PDF)

Below are the recommended settings for recording.

Menu Option Recommended Setting
MIC ANGLE 120 degrees
INPUT/Lo Cut Off
INPUT/Auto Gain Meeting
INPUT/Sound Monitor Off
SETTING/Set Date Should already be set to correct day/time
SETTING/Backlight/Brightness Full
SETTING/Backlight/Power Saving On

Questions? Visit the FacTS Center's edTPA page.

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