Recording Video from a Mobile Device

You may record video from your mobile device using your device's built-in camera. Depending on your assignment or your subject matter, you may wish to use an external microphone and a tripod. A tripod will improve stability, preventing your video from appearing shaky. An external microphone is helpful for improving audio quality, especially if your subject(s) is further away from the camera.

eLearning and Instructional Support offers students and faculty an array of audio and video equipment for short and long term (on special request) loan at no cost. For more information regarding this service please view Borrowing Media Equipment (WebCheckout).

Purchasing Equipment

There are may tripod and microphone options available for use with mobile devices. If you wish to purchase equipment, some inexpensive suggestions are below.



ItemURLPrice (approximate)
Polsen HH-IC Handheld Condenser Microphone$40
IK Multimedia iRig Mic Cast Voice Recorder$30
Audio-Technica Consumer Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone for Smartphones$30


ItemURLPrice (approximate)
Joby GripTight ONE GorillaPod Stand (includes tripod and mount)$30
Square Jellyfish Tablet Tripod Mount (mount only - tripod not included)$20
Sirui Tabletop Tripod Kit (includes tripod and mount)     $35

Uploading Your Video to myLesley from a Mobile Device

Once you have recorded your video, you may easily upload it to your myLesley course via Kaltura Media. Instructions may be found here: