A screencast is a video of what’s happening on a computer screen, accompanied by system sounds from the computer (like beeps). More sophisticated screencasts can include a recorded voice, highlighting, arrows, and other effects. Instructors can use screencasts to ..
- Create a course introduction,
- Show how to use a piece of software,
- Explain a difficult concept,
- Demonstrate a website,
- Tell a story, or
- Capture a presentation.
Apple’s Mac OS includes basic screen recording through QuickTime Player. Windows 10 offers it through the Game Bar. Software like Snagit can do the job inexpensively on either platform. Need more than just basic features? Try Camtasia.
At Notre Dame
- Purchase Snagit or Camtasia at the ND price: contact Leigh Cornish (631-0843)
- Help with Panopto (OIT Knowledge Base)
- Contact: Charles Barbour (631-2386)
- Consultation regarding tools and strategies to promote effective learning
- Earn the screencasting badge through the Kaneb Center’s Teaching Well Using Technology program
- Screencasting to Engage Learning
- Screencasting with QuickTime on a Mac
- Screencasting 101 (video overview)
- Screencasting: Broadcasting On-screen Activity
[updated February 2019]