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.

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. But there are a lot more creative ways you can use screencasts. Can I make a screencast?! A screencast may sound rather technical and not so easy to do. screencasting elearning


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What is Screencasting?

TechSmith Camtasia

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. A major benefit of screencasting is that the viewer can watch the screencast at a time when it’s best for them, because learning doesn’t always take place in an academic setting. Here at TechSmith , we understand the power of screencasting.

7 Ways Screencasting Makes Work Easier

TechSmith Camtasia

The grand solution is screencasting , the simple process of recording a short video and sharing it with co-workers. But screencasting does more than alleviate moments of minor frustration. Easily create screencasts with Snagit! Screencasting is an ideal way to do this.

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. Of course, you might not know this unless you’ve also spent ridiculous amounts of time redoing screencasts because you forgot to add an element or messed up a certain action on the screen. Plan out your screencast.

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. Your screencast will be given new life with the creative use of eLearning Brothers scenarios. The post Supplement Your Camtasia Screencast with Scenarios appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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. The tools available to create screencasts are easy to use and can be quickly implemented by both teachers and students. This article will focus on five easy ways educators can use the power of screencasting. This article is a not a “how to” of screencasting.

TechSmith Terrible Screencast Contest

TechSmith Camtasia

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! Here at TechSmith, we are proud to make products for entertaining and effective screencast experiences, and we love to hear about examples of exceptional screencasts. However, it's hard to ignore that some screencasts are, well, exceptional in a different way.

Screencasts for knowledge sharing

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Whether it’s an iPhone video demonstrating how to make the perfect basket underwater, or a recording of your computer screen while narrating ( known as a screencast ), video grabs attention. Screencasting, in particular, works powerfully for my niche.

5 Tips On How To Use Screencasts In Online And Blended Courses

Dan Keckan

Producing screencast videos to deliver key information not only helped me solve the burdening hurdle but also enriched my course content with media. Blended Learning Blended Learning Best Practices Blended Learning Solutions Screencasting Tools Video In eLearning

Housekeeping Best Practices For Screensharing and Screencasting

eLearning Brothers

I prefer option 3 because it allows me to keep my presets like the first option, and I start my screencasting videos with an animation for the company I am representing, so there is no need to introduce my brand through a desktop background. With my animated introduction, done through the video I have pre-created, I can go directly into my screencast without having to show the desktop.

Announcing Screencasting in Snagit for Google Chrome

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Of course, making the screencast is only half of the story. How do I make a screencast with Snagit for Google Chrome? Right now, screencasting will work on any device running Google Chrome.

LIVE EVENT: Screencast Camp 2013

TechSmith Camtasia

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. So you, dear reader and blog follower, can watch from home – in your pajamas (Disclaimer: Attendees at Screencast camp are required to be appropriately dressed.)

Screencast of the Week - Super Bowl Screencast

TechSmith Camtasia

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?)! I loved this screencast - interesting story, the typing, cursor movement and zooms kept my attention, and nice background music! All wrapped together in a beautiful screencast!

Who wants to be a better screencaster?

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Advanced Topics is more like guided experimentation, where students learn about workflow, equipment, time-saving tips, and work on their own real-world projects under the close supervision of a professional screencaster.

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. Recordings show a black screen with a blinking cursor. Nothing else. I and a lot of other users are ticked. Couldn’t they have alerted us?

Happy 5th Anniversary 'Screencast'!

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Our newsletter writer, Daniel Foster, recently wrote an article for one of my favorite blogs, "ReadWriteWeb":[link] (RWW) about the rise of the micro-screencast that reviews some of the history of screencasting and some tips.

Screencast-O-Matic Review: Should You Use It for Your Videos?

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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). I mentioned in an earlier blog post that one of the areas I wanted to build knowledge and skills in was screencasting so these new challenges would be a great opportunity to get started. Anyway, here’s a few of things I’ve learned so far when creating my screencasts: Planning. To see all of the screencast challenge topics, click here.

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.

5 Best Practices for Screencasting

DigitalChalk eLearning

As an online educator, sometimes creating a screencast for your class can be extremely beneficial. There are three primary uses for screencasts: Demonstrating the use of a computer software. We have selected 5 best practices to achieve a high quality screencast for your online course. What tips do you have for recording a screencast? If you are looking for a great software to create your screencasts, these are two great ones!

Inside a K12 Math Teacher’s Screencasts

TechSmith Camtasia

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. The format of my screencasts vary slightly based on how I feel I can convey each individual math standard. Vocabulary terms are also scattered among my screencasts. The post Inside a K12 Math Teacher’s Screencasts appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

I'm Feeling Lucky! Camtasia GoogleDoodle Screencast Winner.

TechSmith Camtasia

We received some great entries for our Les Paul Guitar Google Doodle screencast contest. Not only did Ellen create a fantastic screencast of the Google Doodle Les Paul guitar, but she also wrote her own lyrics and added more tracks in GarageBand. You can read more about Ellen's screencast video here. Check out Ellen's screencast below. We received some great entries for our Les Paul Guitar Google Doodle screencast contest.

Screencasting in the Classroom with TechSmith and Edmodo

TechSmith Camtasia

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. I guess a good way to think of it would be for you to consider what type of screencast you are looking to produce. I made an introduction to screencasting for teachers.

Screencast Camp 2012: LIVE Streaming Sessions

TechSmith Camtasia

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? This means you can watch 1/5 of all of the … Continue reading → The post Screencast Camp 2012: LIVE Streaming Sessions appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. News & Events Events Live ScreencastCamp Screencasting TechSmithies The Forge

Screencast of the Week - CisionPoint

TechSmith Camtasia

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. These are nice because you can add interactivity to your screencast such as: Direct customers to a link to download your software. Click the screenshot below to see the CisionPoint screencast. Will you make your screencasts more interactive?

5 Screencasting Tools for Online Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve narrowed it down to a few of the best screencasting applications to help you build your online course a little easier. With Screencast-O-Matic , you have the option to record through your browser with one click or through the downloaded application. Screencast-O-Matic is free for Windows or Mac users. Screenr is a web-based screen recorder that makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web.

How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

TechSmith Camtasia

Thankfully, screencasts make creating videos more approachable. If you’re wanting to use more video in your presentations, trainings, or even emails (and I highly recommend you do), screencasts are a great place to start. Then, once you feel comfortable with how to easily record a screencast, I’ll go over some bonus tips for how you can level-up your screencasts. What exactly is a screencast? You can think of a screencast as the video equivalent of a screenshot.

How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

TechSmith Camtasia

Thankfully, screencasts make creating videos more approachable. If you’re wanting to use more video in your presentations, trainings, or even emails (and I highly recommend you do), screencasts are a great place to start. Then, once you feel comfortable with how to easily record a screencast, I’ll go over some bonus tips for how you can level-up your screencasts. What exactly is a screencast? You can think of a screencast as the video equivalent of a screenshot.

59 Tips for Creating Engaging Screencasts

TechSmith Camtasia

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. We conducted a focus group and discovered the vast majority of “what” creates an engaging video happens before you ever click the Record button inside Camtasia … Continue reading → Tips & How To's Camtasia for Mac Camtasia Studio Screencasting

Screencast of the Week - GrowVeg.com

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Their screencasts make it easier for people to understand the features of the software without having to read through instructions. They actually embedded a series of short screencasts into the software itself! Winters can be very long in Michigan.

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

Dan Keckan

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.

A Step-by-Step Process on how to Create Quizzes using Camtasia

CommLab India

Camtasia is a popular video editing tool used for creating, editing, adding, previewing, and publishing screencasts to the web. It has the power to construct quizzes for eLearning courses that emphasize critical organizational themes. eLearning Development eLearning Authoring Tools

We Need Your Help - Screencasting Tips for New Screencasters

TechSmith Camtasia

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! Tags: Screencast 454 32

Screencast of the Week - Why Most Screencasts are Tedious.

TechSmith Camtasia

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. 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. It's a short screencast that runs under 3 minutes. Congrats to Sean for winning the Screencast of the Week award!

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. At the beginning of the screencast, introduce what you’re going to teach and why (or what the outcome should be). Many screencasts aren’t clear about what the value of the screencast is. Screencast Tip: Get to the Point Quickly. Screencast Tip: Keep it Short.

Screencast of the Week - introNetworks

TechSmith Camtasia

This week's Screencast of the Week is actually a series of Jing videos (Jingcasts) from introNetworks ! Any nominations for next week's Screencast of the Week? Tags: Jing Screencast of the Week 24 194 48 You can see all the videos here. I liked these Jingcasts - they're quick, personal (introNetworks CEO, Mark Sylvester , introduces himself in the Jingcast) and, I like Mark's new slang word - 'Jingspeak'!

Screencast of the Week - Orchestrate

TechSmith Camtasia

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. I also thought the opening animation was interesting and added a nice touch - it made the screencast seem professional and polished. And, you can read more about the screencast from Orchestrate's view here. Ian mentioned this screencast took a few weeks to plan.

#AdobeCaptivate 6 Sneak Peek 03: High Definition Screencasts

Adobe Captivate

So here’s another peek into an awesome feature of creating high definition screencasts using the brand new Captivate 6. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" "Video screen capture" Adobe Captivate 6 HD Screencasts rapid elearning rapid elearning authoring tools screen capture Screencasts Sneak Peek

The Ultimate Guide: What is Screencasting and Why Use it?

TechSmith Camtasia

A screencast is a digital video recording of your computer screen and usually includes audio narration. Screencasting not only saves you time answering the same questions over and over, but it has been proven that 80% of viewers can recall a video they have seen in the past 30 days. Not unlike a screenshot , screencasts can be called a screen capture video or screen recording and is a great way to teach or share ideas. Common examples of screencasts are: Tutorials.