Getting Started with Glean
You can get started with Glean in a couple of clicks.
Follow the steps below to master the basics.
Step 1: Record
1. Create an Event
Click New Event to start using Glean:
An Event is where you’ll record audio and make your notes.
The Event workspace has 3 key components, and works a little bit like a messaging app:
- Event Stream - where recorded audio (and imported slides) will appear.
- Input Controls - where you select Labels and input text.
- Feed - where your notes will appear.
To start capturing audio, click Record.
Step 2: Annotate
This is where things get flexible!
You can annotate audio using Quick Labels, text notes, or both - so you can work in a way that best suits your learning style.
Add as much or as little text as you want in class - you can easily return to key points to review them at your own pace.
Add Quick Labels
Use Quick Labels to pinpoint key information in the lecture, without losing focus or needing to type.
2. Short click: Click to select a label, then press Enter on your keyboard (or click the Post button).
Add Text Notes
To add a text note, simply start typing.
(There’s no need to click into the Input Box).
To post your note to your Feed, hit Enter on your keyboard (or click the Post button).
Glean is recording everything, so you don’t need to worry about capturing every word.
Combine Quick Labels and Text
Want to label some audio as 'Important', and also add a quick note? Or highlight a 'Task' and note the deadline?
With Glean, you can combine Labels and text notes in any order:
- Type text, then select a label before posting to your Feed.
- Select a label first, then add your text.
Use Headings to break up your recording - and Feed - into sections, for example when the lecturer changes topic.
Add text to your Heading in the moment - or don't. A placeholder is added for you to come back to later.
Step 3: Relax!
That's everything you need to capture great notes, whilst staying focused in the moment. 🙌
Reviewing your notes will be easier too - your personalized feed shows what you need to focus on, and your audio recording means you never need ask yourself "what does that note I made even mean?!"