3.10 Screencasting


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.


Online intervention

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.

E-Learning Walkthrough


Expanding the Lecture with Screencasts
Online Intervention Example


Case studies

E-Learning Walkthrough

Example videos to support core skills

Screencasting exercise solutions
Dr Martin Smalley, Physics
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E-Learning Walkthrough

Screencast commentary for formative feedback

Recording the screen during marking
Dr Bill Soden, Education
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