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.

What is Screencasting?

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Screencasting is when you record a video of your computer screen, oftentimes for teaching or sharing ideas. Common examples of screencasts are onscreen tutorials , video lessons , or slideshare presentations. Here at TechSmith , we understand the power of screencasting.

Supplement Your Camtasia Screencast with Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

How do these fit into your screencast, you ask? Remove the background, and you can now use the characters and branching options to jump on and off screen right on top of your screencast to offer help, ask questions, or allow the viewer to choose to view the module again.

Screencasts for knowledge sharing

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To write a blog post, record a screencast and post it on YouTube, or reply to a question on a forum opens you up to some level of criticism. Screencasting as a knowledge-sharing tool. Screencasting, in particular, works powerfully for my niche.

Screencasting: From Script to Screen

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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. Plan out your screencast.

Animated GIFs vs. Screencast Videos

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A few years ago, I regularly shared video screencasts. I definitely did not receive “I love your screencasts!” They were 5-10 minute screencasts with audio and webcam video of myself (looking professional in a dress shirt, despite the fact that I was wearing PJ pants).

Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom

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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.

TechSmith Terrible Screencast Contest

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How many of you have watched a terrible screencast? Heck, I've made my fair share of terrible screencasts! I'm happy to announce we're having our first ever TechSmith Terrible Screencast Contest! Community Screencast TechSmith 273 157 32 38

Simple Screencast Production Tips for Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Screencast tutorials are some of the most common forms of online training. One challenge is creating effective and engaging screencasts. Screencast Tip: Establish Context Quickly. Many screencasts aren’t clear about what the value of the screencast is.

Announcing Screencasting in Snagit for Google Chrome

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Screencasting in Google Chrome is here! With our latest release of Snagit, you now have the ability to make screencasts from your Chromebook or any Chrome browser! At this time, we’re considering the screencasting feature in Snagit for Google Chrome to be in beta.

Screencast, Aha!

Jay Cross

Screencasts are a great way to look over someone’s shoulder remotely to see what’s happening on screen. I used to use Camtasia for this but the price tag drove me away. I used Jive instead. Both Jive and Snagit were rendered inoperable by the latest update of Yosemite for the Mac.

Screencast of the Week - Super Bowl Screencast

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Google ran an ad that was a screencast! And, that's our Screencast of the Week this week! Regardless of that, I am happy to see screencasting hit big time. This has to be the world's most expensive screencast (and maybe most viewed screencast?)!

Who wants to be a better screencaster?

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If you want to become a better screencaster, how are you going to improve your skills? Camtasia expert, Daniel Park, has a couple upcoming events that may help you get the skills and expertise to get to the next level of screencasting. The post Who wants to be a better screencaster?

Happy 5th Anniversary 'Screencast'!

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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.

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.

LIVE EVENT: Screencast Camp 2013

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It’s a time that a lot of us here at TechSmith look forward to each year – Screencast Camp. We’ve invited 100 people to come join us for a free weekend to get more in-depth on the how to’s, the what for’s, and the here’s why of screencasting.

Top 3 Free Screencast Software To Create High-Quality Videos You Must Know

eLearning Industry

Free screencast software is a useful computer program you can use to record video and narration on your computer. Video-based Learning Screencasting Tools Video In eLearning Video Production Best PracticesThere are many good programs available on the market now. However, only few of them are powerful enough to use for your eLearning courses. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

What Online Video Platform is Most Popular for Screencasts?

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Our customers’ three most popular OVPs are YouTube, Vimeo, and Screencast , with YouTube by far being the most popular. Which online video platform is best for my screencasts? Screencast” refers to the free Screencast.

8 Tips to Incorporate Screencasts Into Your Online Training Course

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There is a broad range of applications for screencasts in online training, from software product demos to POS system tutorials. Here are 8 tips to incorporate screencasts into your eLearning course design. Focus on Specific Areas of the Screencast to Reduce Cognitive Overload.

Celebrating a Screencasting Pioneer

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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. All of that technology and manpower just to create one screencast! Modern screencasting is much simpler today.

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. Here at TechSmith , we understand the power of screencasting.

Screencasting in the Classroom with TechSmith and Edmodo

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Tom’s also a screencasting pro, and he frequently puts video content on his YouTube channel or on Screencast.com. Snagit is a great way to get started if you are new to screencasting. Sometimes new screencasters worry way too much about little mess ups.

Screencast of the Week - CisionPoint

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This week's Screencast of the Week comes from CisionPoint. This screencast uses a few of Camtasia Studio's features like SmartFocus, transitions, and callouts. what I really like about this screencast is the ending. Click the screenshot below to see the CisionPoint screencast.

Inside a K12 Math Teacher’s Screencasts

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Question: What type of Jing screencasts do you create? My screencasts are designed to supplement my math curriculum by sharing concepts, computations, and sample problems to support classroom instruction. Vocabulary terms are also scattered among my screencasts.

Screencast of the Week - GrowVeg.com

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I recently heard from GrowVeg.com about a series of screencasts they made with Camtasia for Mac. I love that they made a demo screencast of their software so I could check it out before trying out their software. Click on the pic below to see GrowVeg.com's Quick Start screencast.

Screencast Camp 2012: LIVE Streaming Sessions

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So you can’t make it to Screencast Camp? The post Screencast Camp 2012: LIVE Streaming Sessions appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. So you can’t make it to Screencast Camp? News & Events Events Live ScreencastCamp Screencasting TechSmithies The Forge

We Need Your Help - Screencasting Tips for New Screencasters

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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. Together we can make better screencasts!

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

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. Now-a-days with the advent of technology, one can start recording their screens for small just-in-time screencasts, without needing to download and install any software. However, a screencast is not necessarily interactive.

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.

59 Tips for Creating Engaging Screencasts

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You can find that manual here: While the document was made for Camtasia Studio, the tips apply equally well to those using Camtasia for Mac or any other screencasting tool. Have you ever wondered what techniques you can employ to create a great video?

Screencast of the Week - Why Most Screencasts are Tedious.

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A blog post title caught my eye last week, 'Why Most Screencasts And Online Presentations Are Tedious (And How To Fix It)'! I love Sean's blog post and screencast. Here's Sean's great screencast. It's a short screencast that runs under 3 minutes.

Video Simulations and Screencasts for Effective Online Training

CommLab India

Check this blog to know how you can use video simulations and screencasts for process and software training. eLearning Design video based learning

Video Screencasts to Make Software and Process Training Exciting

CommLab India

Learn how screencasts can improve your software and process trainings. Training Solutions Software & Process Training

Screencast of the Week - Orchestrate

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ProCasts wins the highly coveted Screencast of the Week award this week with the screencast they created for Orchestrate - Employee Scheduling Software. I liked this screencast for several reasons. And, you can read more about the screencast from Orchestrate's view here.

Screencast of the Week - Google Earth Design

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This week's Screencast of the Week comes from Richard Treves on his Google Earth Design blog. There are several reasons I picked this screencast. You can see a blog post all about the screencast here. It's a quick screencast running 6:34.

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.

50 Screencast Tips from Chris Pirillo

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Thought I'd share another useful resource for all you screencasters out there. He reminded me that he recently released an ebook with 50 screencasting tips ! Screencast Tips and Tricks 388 158 32

Screencast of the Week - Behind the Scenes of a Screencast

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This week's screencast is from Mel Aclaro. I have to say the title of his blog post about his screencast caught my eye right away - " Camtasia Isn't Just For Screencasting ". I picked this screencast for several reasons. Who do you nominate for next Screencast of the Week?

Using screencasting in training: What? Why? How?

Matrix

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 - Orin Thomas

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In additional to being a screencaster, Orin is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer , Microsoft MVP , and has authored more than twenty books for Microsoft Press. Orin shared with me some of his tips for making screencasts which I thought were very useful so I wanted to share them with you.