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

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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.


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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. What types of videos would you create? 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.

Screencasting: From Script to Screen

TechSmith Camtasia

With the aim to reimagine and rebrand old tip videos, social media intern Kelly Turner decided to take advantage of this opportunity and create new content too. 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.

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.

Supplement Your Camtasia Screencast with Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

If you combine these three you can build a strong and independent video learning course. 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.

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. Sharing knowledge boils down to contributing content in three forms — written, audio, and/or video. Numerous studies show that video makes the most impact online. Video captures and keeps that attention by providing movement and interesting/entertaining audio.

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.

The 7 Best Screencasting Software in 2019 (Includes Free Options)

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The post The 7 Best Screencasting Software in 2019 (Includes Free Options) appeared first on Sell Courses Online. Capturing and sharing a video recording of your screen can be the quickest, easiest and most effective way of sharing knowledge in many different situations. And to help you with this, there is an entire range of screencasting software in the market, which offer a variety of features on top of basic screen recording capability.

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.

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

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.

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.)

How To Make Your Screencasts Look Better (and Easier To Edit)

TechSmith Camtasia

Learn the step-by-step process you need to start making better and more effective screen recorded videos. Understanding how to start creating screen recordings is the first step to optimizing your screen recorded video process. Capture & Recording Video

Video and Screencast Styles for Corporate Training?

Clark Quinn

I'd like to get help identifying examples of videos and screencasts that show different styles. I've been discussing with several people recently how they can create small (5 minute) screencasts or videos that teach something very briefly. For example, there's a nice, fun style to the videos by Common Craft. I'm hoping people can help me collect some of these. As background.

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. The team has been hard at work on the various moving pieces that come along with video in Chrome, so features and workflows might change in the coming weeks as we finalize and polish the latest version.

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

The published output is typically in the form of the video viewable over web as well as on desktop. 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. Except the playback controls, one cannot interact with the elements shown in the video.

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. Creating these short how-to videos is something new for me so these early ones were a bit rough but I figure they’ll get better over time.

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.

Happy 5th Anniversary 'Screencast'!

TechSmith Camtasia

It's been 5 years since "Jon Udell":[link] invited his readers to "propose names":[link] for making videos of software. 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

Here’s a Free Application to Help with Tutorials & Screencast Videos

Rapid eLearning

How to Display Keyboard Shortcuts during Screencast Tutorials. This is perfect for webinars and screencast tutorials. Click here to view the Youtube video. How to Customize the Keyboard Shortcut Display for Screencast Tutorials. E-learning Free Downloads Multimedia Screencasting Tutorials VideoIf you create software training then odds are you show a lot of keyboard shortcuts.

3 Eye-Catching Ways to Add Interactivity to Your Screencasts


Software animated demonstrations – which more recently have come to be known as “screencasts”- have generated new interest as a promising learning tool. Those videos walk users through the successful and immediate accomplishment of a task and serve adequate learning scenarios, such as: Computer applications. In this article we suggest three ways in which you can augment your screencasts with interactive elements of our new Interactive Video Editor.

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.

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

How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

TechSmith Camtasia

The use of video is continually rising, but it can also be an intimidating medium for beginners. 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.

How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

TechSmith Camtasia

The use of video is continually rising, but it can also be an intimidating medium for beginners. 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.

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.

Inside a K12 Math Teacher’s Screencasts

TechSmith Camtasia

Question: What type of Jing screencasts do you create? Answer: I have created 40 math tutorial videos which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Math. So far I have made one video for each of the 5 th Grade Common Core Math Standards. My screencasts are designed to supplement my math curriculum by sharing concepts, computations, and sample problems to support classroom instruction. Question: What is a typical video of yours like?

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 Having the videos accessible via Edmodo is also nice in case students are absent or need to review in the future. I made a video that goes into detail on this topic. Using Camtasia Studio, I shared knowledge and tips on how to use this cool feature with thousands of other teachers through Edmodo’s built in networking feature in this tutorial video.

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!

Screencast Camp 2012: LIVE Streaming Sessions

TechSmith Camtasia

So you can’t make it to Screencast Camp? Refresh this blog post to see the live video stream and chat! 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. No worries, we’ve got your back.

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. Take viewers to specific markers within the video. Allow viewers to replay a section in the video.

59 Tips for Creating Engaging Screencasts

TechSmith Camtasia

Have you ever wondered what techniques you can employ to create a great video? 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 Studio! 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.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

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. 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. Screencast PowerPoint Model.

#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

Screencast 4 Cash - MindBites Video Contest

TechSmith Camtasia

MindBites has a screencast contest and the grand prize is $1,000! Well, MindBites is a website where you can find, publish, sell and distribute video tutorials and how-to lessons (on the MindBites site, on your own site, and across the web). You can find instructional videos on everything from Calculus lessons to Photoshop tutorials. Now, how do you win the screencast contest? Simply register at MindBites and then create and upload an original screencast tutorial.

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.