What is a Screencast, and how can I do it?
A screencast is a recording of your computer screen (and usually your voice).
A screencast is often used to:
- Demonstrate how to use some software. (There are quite a few screencasts in this training web site.)
- Make a presentation, using something like PowerPoint slides, and talk about them.
Easiest way to get started
We usually recommend a program called Jing to make your first screencast. It is available free for Windows and Mac, with a limit of only making videos 5 minutes or shorter. (That's probably a good thing to start out with.)
Also see our handout: overview of recording options.
What if I want a longer video?
We also have a tool called Camtasia Relay installed on one computer in the Teaching and Learning Center. You can see the handout on Camtasia Relay and make an appointment or stop in to learn how to use it. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.