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Ipevo Ziggi HDPlus Document Camera

We recently purchased a Ziggi HDPlus Document Camera that not only works as a document camera, but as a webcam with a microphone.  The camera plugs into the USB port of a Chromebook and works with the IPEVO Presenter App to display images from the camera on the screen of the Chromebook. The camera also works on a PC. Chromebooks do have a built-in webcam above the screen, but this does not offer much flexibility in camera placement–especially as a document camera.  Using the Screencastify  Chrome Extension in conjunction with the IPEVO Presenter App allows users to create whiteboard screencasts, which I have demonstrated in the following video.  If you’re interested in using the camera and apps in the future, let me know and I’ll lend you the camera and help get everything setup.



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