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Capture It!

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

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