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Every candidate for a degree or certificate at the Hunter College School of Education is required to go through a process of video analysis of their teaching. As part of the student teaching or practicum course, students record video of their teaching - a full lesson - and upload it to our video server. From there, the teaching is reviewed by the candidate, and by the field supervisor faculty. The candidate and the supervisor then analyze the video together, with an eye to improving practice. These lesson videos can only be accessed by the student, the faculty supervisor, and the seminar teacher.

Later in the semester, the candidate may excerpt a short clip - about five to seven minutes - that illustrates a specific teaching skill or classroom situation, and contributes it to the clip library. These clips are available to all faculty at the School of Education to use in content or methods courses.

To capture video, students must:

  • borrow Swivl kits from the School of Education by way of the A/V reserve desk, which they may use for two weeks before returning

Students should NOT record video on their own devices, since these will be much too large to upload to our server, and will not be in a web-friendly format.


Borrowing and Returning a Swivl Kit

Swivl Kits are available! Swivl’s motion detection robot, microphone, and mobile app give students a flexible, effective solution for classroom recording. Check out Swivl Kits from the A/V reserve desk on the second floor of the east building library. Drop by 613 East for one-on-one support, or visit

Swivl requires a smartphone or tablet to record, if you do not have access to either of these send an e-mail to Roxie Turner for further assistance. Download the Swivl app and be sure to take the in-app tour.


VAT Lesson Videos (full lesson)

Lesson videos are videos of a full 45 minute lesson. This video is submitted here, by the student, to be reviewed by the student's seminar professor and field supervisor in place of one on-site observation. These lesson videos can be seen only by the student and the supervisor, and are removed once the student has graduated.

Students: Upload or view lesson videos

Faculty supervisors: View lesson videos


Video Clip Library (3-5 minute clips)

After the student has reviewed a lesson video with the faculty supervisor, he or she may select a short and interesting 5 to 7 minute clip to contribute to Hunter's permanent clip library, which is available to all faculty.

Enter the Video Clip Library (Password required, which may be obtained from Roxanne Turner or Dermot Foley, or from your seminar faculty.)


PDF Tutorials

PLEASE NOTE: These PDF Tutorials cover technical details on both the Hunter SOE VAT program, a required process of video analysis of student teaching conducted by faculty, and the edTPA, a performance-based assessment process for certification in the State of New York. There are technical and pedagogical differences between the two processes, so teacher candidates should pay particular attention to the specifications in the document(s) to ensure appropriate use. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please direct your inquires to the following parties.

For edTPA, please write to

For VAT, please write to either or

Re-Formatting Your VAT Video with QuickTime Pro

Re-Formatting Your VAT Video with iMovie

Re-Formatting Your VAT Video with MPEG StreamClip

Uploading Your Lesson Video

Editing and Uploading Your Video Clip

Finding a Video Clip in the Library

Tagging a Video Clip

Closed Captions


Video Tutorials

Using the VAT Kit (4:45 minutes)

Uploading the Full Lesson Video (3:30 minutes)

Creating a Short Clip (4 minutes)

Uploading the Clip to the Clip Library (3 minutes)

For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Only 


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


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