Recording your computer screen
Screencasting is a way of recording what appears on your computer screen. Screencasting can be used for:
- Recording narrated PowerPoints or other presentation media such as Prezi
- Targeted supplemental mini-lectures
- Software demonstrations
- Video feedback
The different screencasting tools available have different capabilities for editing and highlighting/annotating key parts of the screen. Our recommendations will enable you to choose the tool most appropriate for your use case. We support the use of Replay ‘At-Desk’ Recorder as the quickest way to create screencasts and publish them securely to students. Other platforms, such as Screencast-O-Matic may be used, but these are unsupported and you cannot secure content to University users.
The videos showing approaches to Visual Digital Presentation are all examples of screencasts made using Camtasia Studio which allows additional highlighting and editing functionality.
- Screencasting – Three recommendations for software
- Replay ‘At-Desk’ Recorder
- Advice for making recordings
This detailed E-Learning Walkthrough explores how the lecture can be supported by creating short videos, or screencasts, to address topics that students found difficult or to provide additional content to extend the lecture themes.
Expanding the Lecture with Screencasts
Online Intervention Example
Example videos to support core skills
Screencasting exercise solutions
Dr Martin Smalley, Physics
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Screencast commentary for formative feedback
Recording the screen during marking
Dr Bill Soden, Education
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