Screencasting


Part 2: Making Screencast Videos
There are a number of free tools that allow you to make screencasts very easily.

We recommend:
  • Screencastify - A Chrome Browser Extension. It is free and allows you to easily upload to Google Drive or YouTube.
  • Snagit - A Chrome Browser App and Extension. Free and allows for easy upload to YouTube.
  • Screencastomatic - A web-based tool. Has some extra features, but you have to keep your Java updated
  • MoveNote - A Chrome App that lets you record a narration of Docs, Slides, Word files, PowerPoints, PDFs, etc.
  • Camtasia - This is a computer application with lots of bells and whistles. It also costs $99 for the Mac and $299 for the PC.
Tips for making a screencast.
  1. Limit your screencast to 2-3 minutes. Definitely no more than five minutes.
  2. Have an outline of what you want to say.
  3. If you are unfamiliar with the content, practice it.
  4. Don't be afraid to start over.