Practical screencasting

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Practical screencasting

  1. 1. Practical Screencasting Dr Simon J. Lancaster @S_J_Lancaster Dr David Read @lowlevelpanic
  2. 2. Integrated Learning Support  What is a ‘screencast’?  Is screencasting technically difficult?  Camtasia
  3. 3. Some definitions  “A podcast is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication.” Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast, accessed 13/4/2010.  “A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. Just as a screenshot is a picture of a user's screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of the changes over time that a user sees on his monitor.” Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screencast, accessed 13/4/2010.  A screencast is a video (and audio) podcast.
  4. 4. Screencasting: How hard can it be?
  5. 5. Screencasting Options  Camtasia Studio  a commercial program, published by TechSmith and individual licenses retail for about £150.  can run from a USB stick(?)  JING is a lite version of Camtasia.  Screenr is by the makers of Articulate  Screenchomp for the iPad  JISC have produced an overview and teaching materials.  Powerpoint narration http://stevebentleyhud.wordpress.com/2012/12/1 7/screencasting-with-powerpoint-2010/ SJL, UEA JISC
  6. 6. Camtasia – Editing Screencasts
  7. 7. Blackboard  The packaged chapter approach
  8. 8. Over to you: Beginner  1) Record a ca. 2-5 minute presentation.  2) Top and tail.  3) Render as .mp4  4) Publish to YouTube
  9. 9. Over to you: Intermediate 1. Record a ca. 2-5 minute presentation. 2. Edit to taste 3. Add annotations, possibly captions. 4. Render as .mp4 and publish to YouTube 5. Render as flash with index
  10. 10. Over to you: Experienced 1. Record a ca. 2-5 minute presentation with webcam capture. 2. Decide on webcam position and duration and edit to taste 3. Add annotations, possibly captions. 4. Add interactive questions 5. Render as .mp4 and publish to YouTube 6. Render as Scorm with embedded questions 7. Option to publish to dedicated ChemistryVignettes.net page

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