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  1. See full list on teachinginhighered.com.
  2. Screencasting and Screen Recording in the Classroom Screencasting is the capture all of the action on a computer screen while you are narrating. Screencasts can be made with many tools and are often used to create a tutorial or showcase student content mastery.

Use Screencasting in your classroom or school. You may be wondering why you would want to capture a screenshot or record a video of your screen. The short answer is that it can help you communicate with more clarity and impact than you can with written words alone. Screencast ideas for your classroom: Record procedures and answer common.

This site was created by the University of Cincinnati Department of English Teaching and Technology Committee in an effort to collect and share ideas and resources so that we can effectively use technology to enhance our face-to-face and online pedagogical practices.

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While there are many excellent general online teaching resources to explore, this site is geared to resources that are especially relevant to those teaching in the English disciplines.

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Recordings of yourself or your computer screen can enhance any class. To help you get started, we tested a dozen screencasting applications and have software recommendations for the most common situations. And for whatever technology you decide to use, there are a couple of tips to keep in mind. Have a look (03:25)!

Screencasting software test

The selection below is based on our testing of many applications. This short list is for people who'd like to jump in and get something done right away. We've honed the list for quality and ease of use, with preference given to applications supported by the university.

Software Shortlist

  • PowerPoint
    • PowerPoint has a pen tool for annotating while recording. And you will need nothing but PowerPoint to screencast a presentation created in PowerPoint. After recording a presentation, simply export to video.
  • Kaltura Capture
    • Kaltura Capture is only one of the functions of Kaltura. Kaltura is a video hosting platform like YouTube but private to the University Community. Any video you make can be uploaded to it, but unlike YouTube, the general public will not see it. Videos hosted on Kaltura are easily integrated into Canvas. Kaltura is supported by the University so technical help is available. Kaltura Capture also has a pen tool for annotating while recording! And a whiteboard feature. It can be set to record both the screen and your face simultaneously, and there are editing tools available once it has been uploaded to your personal Media Space so you can trim up the clip, edit out stumbles, and switch back and forth from screen to face if you like. People using Kaltura at Penn State
  • Screencast-O-Matic
    • Screencast-O-Matic is a free, easy to use application anyone can download. You can record the screen or the computer’s camera with it. It is recommended here for anyone wanting something simpler than Kaltura because of its decent audio quality and consistent audio/visual synchronization. There is a 15 minute limit on the length of a recording.
  • Explain Everything
    • Explain Everything is an inexpensive whiteboard application with pen tools. It can be used to draw on a plain background while recording voice or images, and even entire presentations can be imported and then annotated while recording. It is compatible for iPad and PC but not currently for Mac.
  • InkToGo
    • InkToGo is an inexpensive application that is available to anyone for download. It has a pen tool for annotating over anything on the screen, so it is a good option for annotating over an application that does not have its own pen tool. And it also has a whiteboard.
  • Camera applications that come with hardware
    • Camera applications that come with smartphones, iPads and computers are an option to remember for recording yourself on camera. YouTube has a phone app to trim clips and directly upload to YouTube. Remember to turn off comments to avoid trolls if you use YouTube to host your video.
  • Screen recording functions that come with hardware
    • The recording function that is part of iPads and Macs are convenient and easy. Just remember to turn the internal microphone on.
  • Snagit
    • Snagit is an inexpensive application that is available to anyone for download. It will record the screen and your face at the same time. It is included here due to its easy to use editing feature to trim a clip, take out stumbles, and switch back and forth from screen to face. Although the audio/visual synchronization is not reliable, it is not noticeable when recording the screen and might be fine for recording yourself on camera depending on the duration of the clip and the hardware used. If the editing feature of Kaltura Capture gives you trouble, give this one a try.

Software selection is based on hardware and the situation. Six common scenarios are presented in the tables below:

Scenario 1: Full Screen Talking Head
Scenario 2: Record a Presentation, Text, or an Image
Scenario 3: Annotate a Presentation or an Image While Recording
Scenario 4: Draw with a Whiteboard Application
Scenario 5: Demonstrate the Use of an Application
Scenario 6: Record Audio and a Physical Document or Sketch

Scenario 1: Full Screen Talking Head

HardwareSoftware for recording video option 1Other Software options

PC with mic (or usb mic)

KALTURA CAPTURE

Camera feature of Windows 10

Mac with micKALTURA CAPTUREPHOTO BOOTH
iPad

Camera app has video (Restart the iPad if the picture and audio are not in sync. This has been a common problem)

Smartphone!

Camera app has video

Scenario 2: Record a Presentation, Text, or an Image

Hardware

Screencasting if presentation is a PowerPoint

Screencasting non PowerPoint presentations

PC with mic (or usb mic)

POWERPOINT ONLY (Export as video .mp4)

KALTURA CAPTURE, SCREENCASTOMATIC, SNAGIT

Mac with mic

POWERPOINT ONLY (Export as video .mp4)

KALTURA CAPTURE, Shift-Comand-5 will record the screen. SCREENCASTOMATIC, SNAGIT

iPad

Screen recording function of iPad (with microphone enabled)

EXPLAIN EVERYTHING (import images)

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Scenario 3: Annotate a Presentation or an Image While Recording

Annotating = writing or drawing with a pen on a tablet or touchscreen. Software with a pen feature is required.

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Hardware

screencasting if presentation is a PowerPoint

Screencasting options

for use with non PowerPoint presentations

PC with mic (or usb mic), and tablet or pen display

POWERPOINT ONLY (Pen tool in PP Export as video)

SCREENCAST-O-MATIC, or SNAGIT if the application housing the images has a pen feature. INKTOGO if it doesn’t. KALTURA CAPTURE with its pen tool,

Surface type touchscreen computer

POWERPOINT ONLY (Pen tool in PP Export as video)

Mac with mic, and tablet or pen display

POWERPOINT ONLY (Pen tool in PP Export as video)

Shift-Comand-5 (with Mojave opperating system), SCREENCAST-O-MATIC, or SNAGIT if the application housing the images has a pen feature. INKTOGO or KALTURA CAPTURE if it doesn’t.

iPad

Screen recording function of ipad (with microphone enabled)

EXPLAIN EVERYTHING (import images)

Scenario 4: Draw with a Whiteboard Application

Need to record audio and the computer screen with a layer of handwriting done with a pen tool.

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Hardware

Software for screencasting option 1

Other Software options

PC with mic (or usb mic), and tablet or pen display

KALTURA CAPTURE

POWER PIONT, ONE NOTE, EXPLAIN EVERYTHING, INKTOGO. Or, there are drawing software and whiteboard/annotating apps that don’t record, for example Desk Scribble, Illustrator, Photoshop, Onenote, but the recording could be done with another app like KALTURA or the recording feature of the computer

Surface type touchscreen computer with mic

KALTURA CAPTUREsame as above

Mac with mic, and tablet or pen display

KALTURA CAPTURE

same as above

iPad

EXPLAIN EVERYTHING

Any drawing app combined with the screen recording function of iPad (with microphone enabled)

Scenario 5: Demonstrate the Use of an Application

Hardware

Software for screencasting option 1

Other Software options

PC with mic (or usb mic)

KALTURA CAPTURE

SCREENCAST-O-MATIC, SNAGIT, INKTOGO

Mac with micKALTURA CAPTUREShift-Comand-5 (with Mojave opperating system),SCREENCAST-O-MATIC, SNAGIT, INKTOGO

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Scenario 6: Record Audio and a Physical Document or Sketch

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Hardware

Software for screencasting

Smartphone

Video function of photo app

Document cameraThis is a camera on a stand that is plugged into a computer. Will do a nicer job than a phone. Software comes with device. Usually they record audio with using the computer's internal mic or usb mic.