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  • 1. Capture it!
    Screencasting in Library Instruction
    Dana DeFebboLOEX of the WestJune 12, 2010
  • 2. Keys to Successful Screencasts
    Outline your topic and cues
    Write out a script, even for a 30 second video
    Know what key toggles you need to use to pause and restart your recording. Include those with your cues
    Do a test run
    Don’t just end it, make sure your recording is wrapped up neatly
    Remember the 80/20 Rule
    80% Preparation
    20% Recording
  • 3. Screencast-o-Matic
    Web based
    Exports to MP4, AVI and Flash
    No download or account registration necessary
    Works on all platforms (Mac, PC and Linux)
    Free hosting on Screencast-o-matic.com (with free account registration)
    Inexpensive pro upgrade – one time $5 fee.
    Gives you 1 hour of recording time
    No watermark
    Start/End Trimming
  • 4. Web based
    Exports to MOV, SWF and supports direct upload to YouTube and Screentoaster.com
    Built in subtitling and post recording audio
    No limit on recording time
    Webcam recording
    Panning not available
  • 5. Jing
    Mac and PC compatible
    High Quality
    Easy to use
    Can be used with Camtasia Studio
    Limited editing features for video
    Limited to 5 minutes, even with Pro account
  • 6. Jing: Free v Pro
  • 7. Installation needed
    Only available for Windows
    Built in annotation features (only free option that has this feature)
    Built in auto-pan feature
    Records audio from microphone or speakers
    Can add audio later, rather than at recording time
  • 8. Lots of versatility
    Not for the novice
    Requires some skill or lots of patience to learn on your own
  • 9. Screencasting is not meant to replace YOU.
    Use screencasts to prepare students before you have an instruction session with them
    Use it as a refresher resource after a session
    Use it to cover a particularly difficult concept
    Peer review
    Full text searching (SFX, Webbridge, 360 Link)
    Ways to use screencasting
  • 10. Your own servers
    Google Video
    Blip.tv (if it is generic enough, consider posting on the Animated Tutorial Sharing Project)
    Hosting Options
  • 11. Requires no class time (biggest selling feature)
    Requires little to no effort on faculty part
    Assign watchingvideosfor pre or post instruction homework.
    Takes little of student time, but extends your exposure to them
    Great resource for faculty members themselves.
    Getting faculty buy-in
  • 12. Reduces re-teaching at the reference desk
    “Set it and forget it” – larger time commitment up front, but can be reused for multiple classes in multiple disciplines.
    Lets you focus on specific skills in the limited class time you have.
    Why you should do it