Markers and Swivl Link

Marker Buttons and Functions

This information applies to CX and C Series Robots.

Marker Roles

Marker lights - their Meaning

Marker Buttons - their Functions

Marker Colors

Marker Muting


The markers can be Primary and Secondary.

For CX Robot - the first paired Marker you turn on acts as Primary and will have a white LED light.

For C Series Robot - you will need to pair and assign a Primary Marker role.

You can read about the differences between them and their functions below in this article or follow the link here.





Indicates this is the Primary Marker


Broadcast Teacher Audio while Recording with Teams by Swivl app




Bottom-Solid Red:

This indicates that recording is in progress 




See Marker tracking handoff  




Bottom-No LED:

Indicates this is a Secondary Marker


CX and C Series: Pairing Markers





Bottom-Flashing Red:

Marker is looking for the Base 


CX and C Series: Pairing Markers



Both Flashing Red:

Battery low or needs Firmware update

See Charging 

Top- Solid Green

Bottom blinking green

See Marker Muting

Marker connected to the charger

Top - Blinking Red or Green

See Charging
Primary Marker Secondary Marker
tracks the presenter is NOT tracked by the Robot by default, check out Marker Tracking Handoff section below

is a presenter's microphone

student microphones

pauses and resumes tracking

enables audio tracks to be heard individually during playback on Swivl Teams
can mute Secondary Markers (while live-streaming) its volume can be adjusted in Teams by Swivl app, you can read more in the Modify Marker Sensitivity section below
has two green lights at the side is indicated by one green light at the side

☝️The Primary Marker has three functions within the system:

We have a short demonstration video of how to use the Primary Marker below or if you would like to listen to this article instead, check out our podcast: Swivl Tips Podcast on Marker Features.

The Secondary Markers traditionally serve as additional sources of audio collection and pressing buttons on these Markers will not interfere with the recording.


Center Button: The Center Button can be set to perform a couple of actions within the Teams app in the Settings menu. By default, the center button is used to pause or un-pause tracking. 

  • Pause Tracking: Pressing the Center Button will pause tracking, meaning the Swivl Robot will no longer follow you until you enable tracking again. This is a useful feature if you need the Swivl Robot to remain still while adjusting settings on your Teams app on your device. Note that pausing tracking will not pause a recording if one has already started. The recording will continue, but the Robot will remain still. You will need to press the center button again to resume tracking.
  • 360° Video: Pressing the Center Button will cause the Swivl Base to do a complete turn to pan around the room.

Directional Arrows: The Right and Left arrow buttons can do a couple of things. During Live Listening if you are using multiple Secondary Markers, you can listen to specific student groups live. More features coming soon! 

You can also use the Right and Left, Up and Down buttons for manual tracking: press and hold the directional arrow you need for a few seconds and Swivl starts moving in the direction you choose. You can press the Center button to stop tracking at any point and thus fixing the camera in a specific position. Press the Center button again to resume tracking or adjust Robot positioning.

Record Button: Tapping the red button on the side of the Marker will initiate recording within the Teams app. Tapping it again will stop the recording with default settings. If you end the recording you will have to start another one by tapping the record button. Swivl is recording when the red light on the Primary Marker remains lit.

Note that you can set your Primary Marker record button to start and pause recording - see more details here: Pause/Resume Your Video.

Power button (CX): CX Markers have different color lights when turned on (the Primary Marker always has the white light). However, when they are on for a certain time, the LED light goes off to save power. To see the color lights again, click once on the Marker Power button. 1_marker_copy.png


Read more about the markers: Primary and Secondary Markers

                                                    Markers Audio FAQ


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