Happy 5th Anniversary 'Screencast'!
NOVEMBER 17, 2009
They landed on the term "Screencast":[link] for this genre. And, since then, screencasting has grown leaps and bounds. It's easier to record and produce a screencast. The barriers to entry on screencasting have been lowered. Tags: News Screencast Wicked Cool 31 504 Software and hardware have improved. You can read the post "here":[link].
We Need Your Help - Screencasting Tips for New Screencasters
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
More and more people are screencasting. We're looking to gather and compile a list of the best screencasting tips to share with people that are new to screencasting or looking to take their screencasts to a new level. So the question is: What three things would you tell a new screencaster they must do to be successful? Together we can make better screencasts!
Screencast of the Week - Why Most Screencasts are Tedious.
NOVEMBER 8, 2009
A blog post title caught my eye last week, 'Why Most Screencasts And Online Presentations Are Tedious (And How To Fix It)'! love Sean's blog post and screencast. Now, if you look at the typical screencast or tutorial, you're more than likely watching the same single frame with the same presenter. Here's Sean's great screencast. knew I had to check it out!
Screencast of the Week - Orchestrate
JULY 12, 2009
ProCasts wins the highly coveted Screencast of the Week award this week with the screencast they created for Orchestrate - Employee Scheduling Software. liked this screencast for several reasons. also thought the opening animation was interesting and added a nice touch - it made the screencast seem professional and polished. Think again! Think again!
Screencast of the Week - Fighting Hunger, Editing By Candlelight and WFP
JUNE 21, 2009
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) recently launched a video blog called 'On the Road'. And, these videos tell a story - storytelling is one of the most important parts of interesting and engaging screencasts. Any nominations for next week's Screencast of the Week? Tags: Camtasia Studio Screencast of the Week 26 48 When Beth Kanter talks, I listen!
Spork Adventures plus Tasty Screencasts at Blogworld Expo
OCTOBER 26, 2009
The theme of our booth was all about Snagit, Camtasia and Jing making tasty screencasts and yummy screencaptures. He's eating some screencasts and screencaptures with a spork ! :-). Click the video to find out the idea Sean came up with for a new blog! Hopefully it will inspire you to make your own yummy screencasts and screencaptures with Snagit, Camtasia and Jing!
Video - Screencast - Webinar - Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
August 21, 2009 to August 28, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 04, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 11, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 14, 2009. Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs - eLearning Technology , August 24, 2009. Electronic Papyrus , August 25, 2009. Tackling a New Captivate Project - In the Middle of the Curve , August 21, 2009. Blogger in Middle-earth , August 26, 2009. August 25, 2009.
Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. There are two ways to acquire screencast videos to use with a lesson: Find a screencast video that is already available from YouTube, Kahn Academy , neoK12 , or other sources. Create and produce your own screencast. Screencast PowerPoint Model.
Screencast of the Week - Flotzam
APRIL 26, 2009
Feedback often comes in through a variety of channels including email, our website , in person at a tradeshow or online in a blog post, on Twitter, and other places. like this screencast because Flotzam is easier to understand when you see it in action. They have a nice Camtasia Studio screencast on the homepage! Any nominations for next week's Screencast of the Week?
Screencasting - What is the ideal length?
APRIL 12, 2009
What I've learned over the past few years is that it is much harder to make a shorter screencast than a longer one. For the blog, my goal is usually around a 3-5 minute video. The shorter the screencast, the more I need to prepare. And, if the screencast is longer, it needs to be really engaging. Otherwise, I prefer the screencast broken up into small chunks.
Screencast of the Week - Collaboration and Kilts!
MARCH 22, 2009
After taking some time off, I think it's time to get back into the Screencast of the Week here on the Visual Lounge. I was lucky enough to attend Microsoft Mix last week in Las Vegas. picked them as this week's Screencast of the Week for a couple reasons. You can see many of the colaab screencasts here. You can check out the screencast here. There is even a free trial.
Screencast of the Week - Sharepoint Intranet Launch at Hudson
JULY 5, 2009
This week's Screencast of the Week has it all. This is one high quality screencast! Check out Kris Rzepkowski's blog for a great post about the launch of Hudson's SharePoint Intranet (Challenge, User Research, Design, Development/Beta Launch) Any nominations for next week's Screencast of the Week? This week's Screencast of the Week has it all.
You Can Do It - Screencasting in 7 Minutes!
SEPTEMBER 7, 2009
If you have 7 minutes, Ian Ozsvald of ProCasts can have you screencasting! Ian just participated in BarCampBrighton4 and led a talk about ' 'Screencasting in 7 minutes with Jing' workshop at BarCamp Brighton 4 '. Check out Ian's blog post here and he'll show you how to start screencasting in 7 minutes. Tags: Jing Screencast 23 193 32 Think again!
UK Trip and the Screencast of the Week
DECEMBER 6, 2009
Sorry for the light blogging, but I'm having too much fun meeting up with users and going to User Group meetings in the UK this week! So, on to the Screencast of the Week. Since I'm going to Paris, France for LeWeb, I thought it would be nice to highlight a screencast from France. like this screencast for several reasons. It's a short screencast running 3:40 minutes.
Booklet: What Would You Tell a New Screencaster?
OCTOBER 28, 2009
Remember last month when I asked for your tips to share with a new screencaster here ? We compiled all of your comments from this blog post , as well as comments from the Education blog and our Newsletter. From your responses and tips, we created a booklet "What would you tell a new screencaster?". We asked, you responded! Big thanks to the 40 people who responded.
Screencast of the Week - Ian Ozsvald and ProCasts
APRIL 12, 2009
This week's Screencast of the Week comes to us from a professional screencaster, Ian Ozsvald of ProCasts ! liked this screencast for several reasons. The audio quality is great on this screencast which is important as viewers are generally intolerant of poor audio. The background audio music was a great touch and added polish to the screencast. Perfect!
Screencast of the Week - Find Info About People Easily
APRIL 19, 2009
I'm sitting in the San Francisco Airport waiting to catch the red-eye flight home to Detroit so I thought I'd sneak in a quick blog post. I was out in California for Social Web FooCamp. I met a lot of amazing people who are shaping the future of the web, social networking, the social graph, and new technologies. liked Marshall's screencast because it is a great way to show off new tech.
Where Can a Screencast Take You? The Today Show!
OCTOBER 7, 2009
How many of you screencasters thought people would be asking you for your autograph?! Len's Camtasia Studio screencast was just shown on national television on a popular news show in the US, the Today Show ! How did Len's Screencast end up on the Today Show? On Len's blog, Time Saving Tutorials , he did this screencast review of YSTM. YSTM mentioned Len's screencast on their ' About ' page. Len noticed he was getting a lot of traffic to his blog that he was getting a lot of hits from YSTM. You can see Len's screencast in the video below.
Going from 0 to 60 - 6 Jing Videos in 60 Minutes
MAY 29, 2009
which led me to thinking about Top Gun and then got me thinking about one of my favorite topics, screencapture and screencasting (yes, that's how my brain works)! ;-) It occurred to me that Jing is like the racecar of screencaptures and screencasting! Besides, I'm not sure if I've caught up on sleep after our last all nighter screencasting. :-). "I feel the need. So, tune in!
How to Create Screencasts You Can Be Proud Of
OCTOBER 13, 2009
A few weeks ago we launched Screenr, a free screencasting application that is easy to use and great for quick tutorials and elearning courses. like it because it’s easy for me to quickly answer the many questions I get in the user community and through the blog. Today, I’d like to share some tips and tricks that are going to help you create the best screencasts possible.
Today is the Day! Meet Camtasia for Mac!
AUGUST 25, 2009
Get comfortable, this is a long blog post! Last week I shared with you some sneak peek screencasts about some of the features in Camtasia for Mac. Here's what they had to say about Camtasia for Mac and some of their screencasts. Email me with a link to your screencast or post it in the blog comments! Please comment on the blog or send us feedback here.
Welcome TechSmith's New Education Community Site
JUNE 25, 2009
My partner in crime, Dave McCollom , our Education Evangelist at TechSmith has just launched a brand new blog. Screencast Tour of Community Site (also embedded in the first post on the Education Blog). Education Blog. I'm happy to share some good news with you! Plus, he's added a new page chock full of great resources for educators that are using all TechSmith products.
Win a Copy - Camtasia Studio 6 - The Definitive Guide
MAY 4, 2009
Daniel is a professional screencaster (and he use to work at TechSmith making our videos). And, when he's not busy making screencasts and training people all over the world about how to use Camtasia Studio, he works on his book - _Camtasia Studio 6: The Definitive Guide_. Just leave a comment on this blog post by May 10, 2009 11:59 pm EST with either some feedback about Camtasia Studio (ex. Make sure you include your email in the blog comment form so I can contact the winner (your email will not be shown publicly on the blog). You can read it here.
Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
OCTOBER 20, 2009
October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Saturday, October 24, 2009. Monday, October 26, 2009. Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. eLearning Portal Integration - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2009. Mentoring vs. Training — Why Social Networking Isn’t Enough - aLearning , October 13, 2009. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009.
Solve problems with screencasting
APRIL 14, 2009
Screencasting can be useful in distance education. Remote screencasting was the front runner in the discussion. In January 2005 I first wrote in this blog about a now famous screencast by John Udell on Wikipedia. If you need more info on what a screencast is, check out the Wikipedia article on the subject. Tags: tutorial demonstration screencast flash
Camtasia for Mac - Sneak Peek, SmartFocus
AUGUST 17, 2009
So, blog readers, you get the benefit from my weakness! That means I can record full screen and deliver my screen recorded videos at any dimension with superb clarity at any size - whether it's for my blog, website, or an Apple mobile device like an iPhone. It's great for creating dynamic screencasts or to highlight a particular section of your screen, or create a fly-over effect, or focus your viewer's attention for greater detail. Check out this quick screencast. I've never been good at keeping secrets. How does SmartFocus work? Your choice. What do you think?
How to Use This Free Screencasting Tool for E-Learning
AUGUST 25, 2009
You may have heard the news last week that Articulate launched a new screencasting tool called Screenr. It is a free web-based tool that lets you create screencasts without installing any software. You can even watch the screencasts back at HD-quality and they look great. Screenr gives you multiple ways to use your screencasts. And better yet, share your screencasts!).
Using the Dreyfus Model to engage people in your Online Learning program
The Learning Generalist
AUGUST 30, 2009
The ability to participate on Forums and social platforms to "listen into" real problems and solutions Access to blogs documenting peer experiences. Screencasting - A simple way to create bite-sized learning. Do let me know what you thought about this post by liberally commenting on the blog! Sumeet Moghe, 2009. Most new beginners tend to start here.
Jing + Twitter = Magic!
DECEMBER 8, 2009
All Jing users, both free and Pro users, now have the ability to post your Jing captures and screencasts straight to Twitter! You can find more details "here":[link] including a screencast showing the new feature in action. Or, check out the recent posts on the "Jing Blog":[link]. If you're a Jing user, you may have noticed that Jing had an update today!
2009 Predictions How Did I Do?
DECEMBER 9, 2009
In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. As I discussed in my look at what I learned during 2009, I’ve found that the term eLearning 2.0 My thinking has definitely evolved around this in 2009. tools.
6 Jing Videos in 60 Minutes. Jing Speed Series Has Begun!
JUNE 2, 2009
Cross posted from The Jing Blog. Can we pull off 6 Jing Screencasts in 60 minutes? Note: Well, we actually made 6 screencasts in 60 minutes with Jing, but found out we had audio issues (as in no audio) on 2 of our videos. And, we're off! The Jing Speed Series has started! We will find out! Makes captures fast! You can see the Jingcast here. You can see the Jingcast here.
Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009
APRIL 13, 2009
Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Ignatia Webs , April 7, 2009 While trying out different types of solar panels, I began to like the set of solar panels mentioned below. Blog CBT Distance Learning University 2.0 This is her blog.
On the Road Again. Kansas City! Atlanta and Las Vegas.
OCTOBER 4, 2009
And then I'm heading to Las Vegas for the Blog World Expo , October 15 - 17. I'd love to meet up and get your feedback, hear about your screencasting, give some training tips or talk shop. The Heart of America, The Big Peach, and Sin City. I'm hitting the road and am visiting these cities in October! hope to see some of you on the road too! I'd love to meet up!
DECEMBER 3, 2008
It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. My blog is really the hub of my thinking and activity, so by going back through posts for the 2008, it gives me a pretty good perspective on what's been happening inside my head during 2008. Maybe 2009?
Hitting the Road. Meet-up in UK or Paris?
NOVEMBER 25, 2009
DevExpress":[link] Evangelist "Gary Short":[link] I'm hoping Gary can teach me more Scottish slang words like "tickety boo":[link] that I can use in screencasts. :-) After that, I'm off to Ireland to meet with the awesome "Heather James":[link] Remember her? Drop me an "email":mailto:email@example.com, leave me a comment on the blog, call or text me (+1.517.410.0030).
European Evangelist Position - Come Work With Us!
JULY 27, 2009
We spread the word about them online and offline - at tradeshows, on the blog and our website, and internally at TechSmith. * Get ready to write! You'll be sending lots of e-mail, writing blog posts, creating presentations, tweeting on twitter , writing articles. * You will also create lots of screencasts and screencaptures with Snagit, Jing, and Camtasia Studio. :-).
How Carrot Creative Uses Jing. Jing Art and more!
NOVEMBER 29, 2009
sent Chris some questions and here's what he shared with me. 1. How have screenshots and screencasts changed your own communication at Carrot Creative for the better? Some clients are very hands on and involved: regular walkthroughs with screencast videos (including voice notes throughout) allow us to demonstrate and clarify. What is the viewer response to them?
MARCH 3, 2009
Check out the screencast below. You can keep up to date on all the TechSmith blogs, including the Screencast.com one, here. If you're a Screencast.com user, you may have noticed some new features available to you today! Training made a great video showing how to customize your Screencast.com pages. It runs less than 3 minutes. Often my viewer would have a smaller display.
AUGUST 26, 2009
Articulate's Rapid E-Learning Blog describes how to use their free screencasting tool screenr. It is labled as a screencast for Twitter but it has much more flexibility. It is simple and easy to use and outputs to Twitter, iPhone, YouTube and into Articulate or you can embed it into your own website. Check it out here. It also has its own url: [link]. Their 25 second video on the screenr home page explains it all
Rickrolling, Snagit and You.
JUNE 10, 2009
Jessica also wrote a great blog post here about how she uses Snagit 9 at Michigan State University (my alma mater!) Chris McQueen from our Training Department will show you how to create and use a custom stamp in this handy screencast. If you grew up in the 80s like I did, you are probably familiar with pop singer Rick Astley. Pretty funny! Snagit AND Rick Astley! for documentation.
APRIL 17, 2009
One of the most difficult parts of a screencast is getting quality audio, in my opinion. Kathy Sierra has a great blog post on the effect of sound on users that you can read here. You will see in the screencast what level we recorded at. The screencast is short - running 1:30. Ever heard the saying, 'Audio is King'? And, there have been studies that show that the quality of your audio affects your audience's perception of the quality of your presentation more than the visuals. Poor audio = people think poor presentation. This is a less than ideal recording situation.
Welcome Snagit for Mac Beta - Try It!
DECEMBER 15, 2009
Sure, sure, there's the built in screencapture just as there's the printscreen button on the PC, but I need more options for blogging, reporting and other tasks. However, we will be providing regular updates about new builds, common issues and problems beta users are facing on a regular basis here on the "Visual Lounge Blog":[link] And you can exchange ideas with other customers using the beta "here":[link] Snagit for Mac is available in English only right now, but it available to users worldwide. Check out this brief overview screencast about Snagit for Mac.
Learning to Learn in the modern Enterprise
The Learning Generalist
NOVEMBER 26, 2009
Answers , Digg , blogs, etc and there's a wealth of intelligence to exploit. Blogs elearning Learning is a collaborative effort started by Tony Karrer and is a collection of blog posts and articles all around eLearning. Tom Kulhmann's blog for some reason isn't aggregated on eLearning Learning. I've learnt heaps from Tom's blog. Sumeet Moghe, 2009.
OCTOBER 27, 2009
Why not screencast or record everything an educator might want to learn? love learning through screencasting sessions, but unless you are reasonably good at it, it can sometimes get really annoying. I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." - Muhammad Ali PROBLEM Have you ever. DREAM ON! So, let's deal with it!
Transform your PowerPoint into a PowerCast using Camtasia!
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
Michael wrote a fantastic book on communication and learning through screencasts called PowerCasts – Creating Dynamic PowerPoint Screencasts with Camtasia Studio. He has also been published on The Educause Review twice, for articles titled Screencasting to Engage Learning and Creating a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia Studio. 2009). Ruffini, Ed.D.!