Creative screencasting

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

A screencast is a recording of your computer screen to which you add an explanation by voice- combining it into a video. A screencast is a classical way of explaining computer programs and software. You might for instance explain via a screencast how to start a twitter account.

Screencasting: From Script to Screen

TechSmith Camtasia

From editing and rewriting video scripts to recording and screencasting new footage, she worked to refresh not only the visuals but also the scope of the tips to bring more useful, relevant content to users. Screencasting is all about process. Record your audio.

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Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasting is one of the most dynamic tools educators can use to transform their classroom in a dramatic fashion without investing a tremendous amount of time learning a new software piece or app. This article will focus on five easy ways educators can use the power of screencasting.

Learning About Screencasting

Matthew Guyan

A few months ago David Anderson started a new type of E-Learning Hero Challenge – creating screencasts (which are short ‘how-to’ video clips). Anyway, here’s a few of things I’ve learned so far when creating my screencasts: Planning.

What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

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Audio Best Practices. Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. Unless you have a higher end camera that has a built-in shotgun mic, you are going to want consider recording audio separately from your video. Selecting an Audio Recorder. Recording Audio.

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Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

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Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Students can watch a screencast video at their convenience, pausing and reviewing as often as needed. Create and produce your own screencast. Guest post by Michael F.

The Top 9 Screen Recording Tips That Will Make You a Better Creator (With Video)

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Before you make your first screencast , these nine essential tips will help you create a quality screen recording that you’ll want to share. How long is the ideal screencasting video? Audio quality matters. Your screencast recording can work without it.

9 Planning Steps for Your Virtual Learning Program

Learning Rebels

First posted on Linkedin) As the need for widespread social distancing increases, the need to move from traditional training to a virtual learning program is becoming more the norm. Below are 9 planning steps to take before running your next virtual learning program.

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I’m no audio engineer. So I won’t get into all of the nitty gritty details of audio editing. If you want more details, one of the community MVPs shared some tips on how to improve your audio quality. So you need to do the best you can to record good quality audio from the start.

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Using screencasting in training: What? Why? How?


E-learning has taken over as the main method of knowledge delivery and it works wonderfully; but for those instances where a facilitator is necessary, screencasting is a good way to merge human and digital interaction. WHAT is screencasting? WHY screencast? HOW to screencast?

Screencast of the Week - Red Gate, Down Tools Week

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After a short hiatus, 'Screencast of the Week' is back! And, we've got a fantastic screencast this week from Red Gate Software. This screencast has everything! I love, love, love this screencast for so many reasons! Curious about how screencast was made?

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offers instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Students can watch a screencast video at their convenience, pausing and reviewing as often as needed. 1 Screencasts can be designed to let students personalize their learning and highlight important information as they proceed at their own pace. Create and produce your own screencast. Screencast PowerPoint Model. Screencasting to Engage Learning.

How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

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What is Screencasting? A screencast is a video recording of your computer screen, and usually includes audio. Screencasting is also referred to as video screen capture , and is a great way to teach or share ideas. Take the pressure off you and record a screencast instead.

Top Tips to Guarantee a Successful eLearning Program Launch (Part 2)


As I discussed in Part 1 of this blog series , I presented a webinar with Litmos recently that outlined my top ten tips to guarantee a successful eLearning program launch. Audio recording? Screencasting?

Crafting a Good Story for Your Product Video (free ebook)

TechSmith Camtasia

I started with a long history of screencasting. I discovered over the years, that in education as well as in advertisements, screencasts are just not good enough on their own. Examples of what I call video tools: Screencasts. Make Screencasts Painless with Storyboards, Scripts.

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ScreencastCamp 2013 Session Content

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ScreencastCamp is where screencasters from all over the country gather to network, learn, and collaborate to grow as screencasters. Camtasia Audio. Everything you need to know about audio in one presentation. Introduction to Screencasting Anton Bollen @antonbollen.

Free Screen Capture Program. beyond Print Screen

Take an e-Learning Break

Just started using Jing , a free online screen capture program. This program hangs around as a "sun" image at the top of your screen. Save the screenshot to any number of places, including your computer or to Screencast (online free storage).

Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

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He’s also generously shared some thoughtful tips for creating screencast -friendly PowerPoint slides. Click hyperlinks on your slide that may open another program, such as Excel with some sheet calculations – and you also want to record that.

[Webinar] How to Use Camtasia for Your eLearning Courses

eLearning Brothers

By the end of this webinar, you’ll have enough know how to use Camtasia’s screencast capabilities to make great eLearning courses. It gives the ability to record screencasts to your desktop and make edits to that video for your eLearning courses.

Do You Know About This Video Tool?


However, one that might not make your radar initially is a program that I’ve personally used since 2012. The program is called Screencast-o-matic. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to get quality audio equipment.

E-Learning Screen recording and video solutions – Should b simple, so why isn’t it?

eLearning 24-7

Audio Recording and Editing. The ability to record audio in real time or post time makes a lot of sense and eliminates the need for using Audacity (albeit it is a wonderful and free product). However, just placing the ability to record audio pre or post is not enough. There are more vendors who do not offer the ability to post – i.e. add audio afterwards it is quite amazing. Editing Audio. People want to edit their own audio, but here is the thing.

10 Helpful Types of Video for Business

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Screencast video. A screencast video is simply a recording of your computer screen. It often includes audio, though the sound is not a need. Screencast videos can be used internally or externally, and they can stand alone or be used within another video.

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Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 2

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This week each business created their first (or in some cases, second or third) screencast and sent us an exmaple. Thomas Ro is a developer at Ciesa and one of their heaviest users when it comes to screencasting. Our screencasts tend to be done in takes.

5 Types of Instructional Videos and When to Use Them

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Screencast. Screencasts tend to be quick, informal, and are usually intended for a smaller audience than tutorial videos. This format lends itself to just-in-time teaching, where an instructor can quickly create a screencast to answer a question or clear up a problematic concept.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

TechSmith Camtasia

These tips will help you get great results the first time you dive into iOS screencasting. If your device is muted via the silence switch, the audio coming from your device will not be included in your recording. Unmute your computer’s audio. Get good audio.

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6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course


Creating courses takes skills in videography, instructional design, animation, screencasting, video editing, and that’s to say nothing of the skills needed to deliver or promote a course to students. My desktop microphone of choice is this Audio-Technica 2020 USB Microphone.

How to Create Awesome Training Videos (+8 Great Examples)


Compressed videos take less time to load and are more accessible even when employees attend the training program from their mobile devices. They consist of “the capture all of the action on a computer screen” format and often contain audio narration.

Snagit Captures Google Adwords Accounts

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And, as if that wasn’t already enough, Carlos has become a Snagit screencasting pro. Since then, he’s added Google Adwords to the services he offers, creating quick screencasts with Snagit to break down the wealth of information Google provides for his clients.

4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos

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To capture a software program in action, you’ll need a tool that will let you record your screen. You’ll need to select the audio sources as well–system audio, microphone audio, neither, or both.

Congratulations ScreenChamps!

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Clear audio. Mix of live action and screencast content helped me engage with the people and content. Application to Apple computers Distinguished Educator program. Aussie Football ScreenCast Presentation. Introducing.our 2011 ScreenChamps!

How to Record Google Hangout Video Calls

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When you record a video call, you can choose whether or not to capture audio, screen activity, or even PowerPoint slides. Click the big red Capture or record button to select a region, adjust audio settings, and start recording. Snagit makes it easy to record audio and video.

22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos


Creating and Editing a Screencast from your Computer. Creating and Editing a Screencast from your Computer. A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, usually containing audio narration. You can use: 5 Screencast-O-Matic. Screencast-O-Matic.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

Should be able to import external Flash SWF as well as audio and video in variety of popular formats. One more feature which is not required in most cases but would be much of help to advanced authors – is some way to extend/customize tool functionality through programming.

Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls

TechSmith Camtasia

As a video creator, especially with screencasts, I am always looking for ways to enhance my content and improve the engagement of my viewers. First, recording video and running programs like Google Hangouts and Skype need lots of computer processing power.

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5 Corporate Training Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Your Training Edge

Research has shown that more than 80% of learning takes place visually and that a combination of video and audio demonstrations are effective ways to learn tasks. Last week, we looked at seven predictions for how technology will affect training and development in 2015.