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. While most teachers are excited to use a “new” technology their frustration grows when there is a significant learning curve involved and little time or support available to learn what is necessary. This article will focus on five easy ways educators can use the power of screencasting.

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

It captures the mouse movements, clicks and on screen changes along with any narration audio which can be recorded through attached microphone lively and in sync with the capturing screen. If you want then the tool can also bundle the standard tracking features with the published output so that one can directly upload the output – called a screencast – to any standard compliant LMS to deliver to the intended learners. However, a screencast is not necessarily interactive.

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Celebrating a Screencasting Pioneer

TechSmith Camtasia

People have been sharing their computer screen content since the late 1960’s thanks to Doug Engelbart, the first person to ever share a screencast. If you watch his 1968 demo of what he called “shared-screen collaboration,” which involved two people at different sites communicating over a network with an audio and video interface, it’s not hard to see that we’re spoiled with our modern technology and screencasting software. Modern screencasting is much simpler today.

How to Produce Great Screencasts

Rob Hubbard

I’ve been creating a lot of screencasts recently for the goal-based learning systems that we develop, so I thought I’d give you a run through of the equipment I’m using and the workflow I’ve adopted. The screencasts show users how to use the functions of the goal-based learning system. I divide up the functions so each screencast is short. Then I capture screencasts of me using the system functions and talking my way through them.

Articulate 360 – Developing Good Screencasts With Peek

CommLab India

Peek is an application that can be used to create screencasts of software applications. The screencasts, created using this Articulate application, can be used to develop video and simulation-based lessons to train your employees on software applications. Development of Screencasts is a Cakewalk. You can create screencasts effortlessly using Peek. Facility to Customize a Screencast. Option to Share the Screencast in a Seamless Manner.

Video and Audio Tech Tools and Tips

InSync Training

In the spirit of sharing tips and tricks for working with video and audio, we reached back into a featured series of InSync blog posts on technology tools for modern blended learning. From the series “ Sorting through the Technology Toolbox ,” here are some of my favorite tips and tools for you to explore so you can be on your way to creating interactive eLearning , audio , video, and screencasting learning assets.

Using screencasting in training: What? Why? How?


Recently I’ve watched an interview with a history teacher who was advocating the use of technology for learning. Raised on technology, their work and learning preferences are very different from those who came before them and adapting to their ways is the only way to ensure good results and business success. WHAT is screencasting? A screencast is a video recording of what’s happening on the trainer’s computer monitor, often with annotations and/or narration.

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Fifth Day.

TechSmith Camtasia

Who creates a screencast for an April Fool's Day joke ? Alan also won one of our Screencast of the Week awards last year. Alan is always finding new and interesting ways to use screencasts. That's why our next tip in the "12 Days of Screencasting" comes from him. On the fifth day of Screencasting, Alan Lepofsky gave to me. ". When I create a screencast, I always record the video and the audio separately.

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.

Screencast of the Week - Tom Green Bends Flash Video

TechSmith Camtasia

This week's Screencast of the Week comes from the wonderful Mr. Tom Green. Tom made a screencast for Layers Magazine - The How-To Magazine For Everything Adobe about 'Bending Flash Video in After Effects'. You can read the article and see his screencast here , or click the screenshot below. I picked this screencast for a couple of reasons - Tom made this screencast with Camtasia for Mac and it is a great example of Camtasia for Mac in action.

24 Screencasts About Camtasia in 24 Hours. Starts Now!

TechSmith Camtasia

It's time to kick off our marathon of 24 Screencasts about Camtasia in 24 hours! Matt Pierce, our Customer Engagement Manager, is the host of the videos so you'll see him in most of the screencasts we make. The history of Camtasia - Dean Craven, Chief Technology Officer. Noon: Using Screencasts Effectively in the Classroom - Dan Spencer. 6:00 pm: System audio - it's finally here - Mike Curtis, Information Developer and Justin Carpenter, Senior Support Specialist.

How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Common examples of screencasts are onscreen tutorials , video lessons , or slideshare presentations. Screencasts add a personal touch in ways that other methods (I’m looking at you PowerPoint decks and written proposals!) Record your audio.

Case Study: Education through technology

iSpring Solutions

With this comprehensive software, course authors can build presentations with audio narrations, create vignettes, embed interactive images, seamlessly integrate screencasts, and even create quizzes. Shared. iSpring is an e-Learning development tool that enables educators to take e-Learning to a completely new level.

Camtasia - Screencast - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Social Media Revolution - eLearning Technology , August 17, 2009. Some interesting Moodle audio visual plugins just released - The E-Learning Curve , August 21, 2009. Screencast (8). Best of eLearning Learning. August 14, 2009 to August 21, 2009. Upcoming Events. Models for Learning in a New World Tuesday, August 25, 2009. 7 Engaging Tactics and 7 Essentials Tools for Virtual Classrooms Thursday, August 27, 2009.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Last week, we looked at the building blocks of technology-enabled learning , from elements like learning objectives that are common across all training formats to those that are specific to digital formats, like content authoring tools. This blog will explore more than 60 tools and technologies for successfully implementing each of these elements in your technology-enabled training program. This step also requires planning more than technology. Screencasts.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | January 31, 2019

Mike Taylor

Nine Good Sources of Public Domain & Creative Commons Audio. tools] Screencastify is a slick screencast tool for Chrome. Learning Technologies 2020 is coming up on February 12-13 in London. I love talking about learning, design, and technology. The number one factor in engagement is relevance because relevance drives out resistance.” Clive Shepherd. Happy Friday once again! I hope this finds you doing well and looking forward to something fun this weekend.

How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 1

Your Training Edge

The recent explosion of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in higher education has brought with it a whole new set of technology-enabled learning tools. The main drivers and implications of this change are huge improvements and innovations in learning technologies. Over the course of two articles, we will examine the main “MOOC tools” – online technologies that have made it possible to deliver highly engaging training programs to any number of employees, anywhere, at any time.

Design - Audio - Podcasting - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

eLearning Costs - eLearning Technology , September 10, 2009. 15 More Workplace eLearning Blogs - eLearning Technology , September 9, 2009. You Can Do It - Screencasting in 7 Minutes! International research project studies impact of new technology on teaching and learning , September 8, 2009. Audio (18). Best of eLearning Learning. September 4, 2009 to September 11, 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars.

ScreencastCamp 2013 Session Content

TechSmith Camtasia

ScreencastCamp is where screencasters from all over the country gather to network, learn, and collaborate to grow as screencasters. If you love making screencasts and learning about technology, but was not able to attend any sessions this year, this blog post will prove to be a valuable resource for you. Camtasia Audio. Everything you need to know about audio in one presentation. Introduction to Screencasting Anton Bollen @antonbollen.

Meet David Frazier, State of Alabama technology trainer

TechSmith Camtasia

David was kind enough to share his story and screencasting insights with us. Meet David Frazier, State of Alabama technology trainer. With budgets being cut left and right, classroom training often suffers.and workers can fall further behind on technology. But as trainers like David Frazier have discovered, screencast videos are the perfect way to get people up to speed on new technology--quickly and inexpensively. Screencast video with captions.

How to Create a DIY Green Screen Video Effect

TechSmith Camtasia

Green screen technology has been around since the early 1900s. But did you know that green screen technology isn’t exclusive to the color green? With green screen technology you can create fun side by side or split screen videos to add comedic relief to your video production. You do not have to be a director on a fancy movie set to use green screen technology. We cover everything you need to know about audio, shot composition, and lighting.

Making Videos – Collaboratively!

TechSmith Camtasia

By splitting the audio and video of the recording, making multiple copies of the video, and cropping each copy to a different element (ie. Separate audio and video. Choose “Separate Video and Audio” Click on video and drag above audio. Copy the video track three times (so there are a total of four video tracks and one audio track). Lisa is passionate about the Flipped Classroom and is looking for ways to incorporate technology into the classroom.

Tune in LIVE to 48 in 24: Tips, interviews, behind the scenes

TechSmith Camtasia

We’re locking ourselves into the studio for 24 hours straight, to record 48 interviews that will help you become a better screencaster and visual communicator…and will give you an inside look at the people who make the magic at TechSmith. Educational technology coordinator at NapaLearns. Topic: How I overcame the laws of physics with help from TechSmith, supporting teachers, students, and administrators with screencasting. Designer, trainer and screencaster.

9 Planning Steps for Your Virtual Learning Program

Learning Rebels

Step 1: Invest in Reliable Technology. Not because the technology doesn’t work, but because many people don’t know how to work the technology and fail to understand basics like bandwidth and internet speed. Investing in a quality hands-free headset allows easier control of other tools and features, improved audio and generally more authentic delivery. Include a screencast of the virtual learning platform with instructions as to how to use some of the functions.

ISTE 2013 Presenter Profile: Graham Johnson

TechSmith Camtasia

The four day conference begins on June 23rd and ends on June 26th, focusing on advancing and improving education through the use of technology. in Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. I also use the Samson Go microphone which provides crisp audio and is nice and small if I need to take it on the road. We’re SO excited for ISTE 2013 !

5 Corporate Training Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Your Training Edge

Last week, we looked at seven predictions for how technology will affect training and development in 2015. This week, we’ll look more broadly at a handful of corporate training trends—still mostly technology driven—that organizations can no longer afford to ignore. New technologies that enable advanced data collection and analytics can provide support for companies making the switch to business-centric learning.

How to Win with Video for Small Businesses

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts can be fantastic marketing content for small businesses—they’re cheap, easy to do and can provide a great return on investment. So what are the benefits of the screencast format? Since the content is essentially a series of short tutorials, they felt that screencasts would be easier to follow than written posts, which might overwhelm users. Tips & How To's Content Marketing Customer Story Customer Videos Screencasting Tips and Tricks Video

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Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

Supports major types of images, audios, videos, bulleted/numbered lists and text integrated in the form of templatized format, tests, quizzes, polls/surveys. However, one should be careful while selecting compatible multimedia content (audio, video, images) for the targeted mobile platforms. Related posts: Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts Adobe Device Central: Great Support for mLearning Development.

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. Related posts: Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts. Tags: Rapid eLearning eLearning Development eLearning Technology Frameworks Rapid Authoring Tools

Tips on Using Videos in Your Online Courses


Production is also very important from both an audio and visual standpoint. I am a fan of screencast-o-matic. The same advice applies to the video as it does the audio: don’t use the camera built into your computer. Last, makes sure you choose technology that makes the video learning experience enjoyable. If you have an online course then there is a strong probability that you are using videos as part of the content.

10 Helpful Types of Video for Business

TechSmith Camtasia

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. There are many use cases for screencasts: Create quick, disposable videos for colleagues and clients. Using video for business is no longer an upcoming trend–it’s the norm.

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3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

Without making it too complicated, I’ll only focus on their capabilities such as support for simulations , animations , audio/video , and mobile support. Simulations: You can seamlessly perform screencasting i.e., capture screens and edit them into simulations.Also, it has the ability to record the screen in your desired dimensions/as per your course. This means the user cannot edit the screen and audio separately. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 7: Engage 360

CommLab India

Excellent audio capabilities; you can record, import and edit audio clips in a hassle-free manner. You can also include Captivate movies and Camtasia screencasts. Learning Technology Articulate 360Welcome to the seventh post of the series. In the first four blogs, we saw the features of Storyline 360 that facilitate the easy authoring of web-based courses. We also looked at the Articulate tool’s abilities to create animations and facilitate learning interactions.

My First Flip…and a Flipped Day discount on Snagit!

TechSmith Camtasia

Notice the video and audio isn’t perfect, it doesn’t include a ton of flashy features, and it isn’t lengthy. You can upload your video directly from within Snagit to your Screencast account. We offer free and paid versions of Screencast accounts. Once your content is uploaded to your Screencast account, you can share it via e-mail with a URL or you can embed your content on a website or blog for viewing! You can learn more about Screencast here.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide


Screencast & Screen Capture Software. Category #2: Screencast & Screen Capture Software. A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, usually containing audio narration. 5 Screencast-O-Matic. Screencast-O-Matic Screenshot.