Jing in 30 Minutes Mimi Smith-DeCoster & Beth Filar-Williams
Disclaimer• UNCG does not provide support for Jing• BUT, there are good troubleshooting and how- to resources online• Jing is free and you won’t lose access to it when you graduate!
Poll: you and Jing• A: I’m curious, but still not sure what it is• B: I know what it is, don’t know how to use it• C: I’ve used it a little• D: I use Jing often and want to know more
What is Jing?• Image capture and video capture tool – i.e. acts as a camera & video recorder in your computer to catch what’s on your screen• Made by TechSmith…. who also makes: – Camtasia (for more dynamic instructional video production) – Jing Pro $9.95/mo (25 GB storage & other extra features)
Jing Basics• Free!• For PC and Mac• Download from techsmith.com/jing• Quick login/free registration – Then, the Jing sun is always on your screen when you want it!• Equipment: need some form of microphone
Getting Started with Jing• Select an area to capture, resize as needed. Choose video or image: – Videos: • limited to 5 minutes • No editing possible • SWF format only – Screenshots - can edit slightly: • add arrows, text, frame, highlight • Change color for tool or text font
1) Select on sun to capture 2) Resize image 3) Select “capture image” icon 4) Edit image if needed and save 5) Click to save on screencast.com or save locally Images from Jing help documents
1) Select on sun to capture 2) Resize image 3) Select “capture video” icon 4) 3 second countdown to begin!5) Pause as you record. Stop when finished. 6) Click to save on screencast.com or save locally Images from Jing help documents
What do I do with that file?• Saving tools: – Screenshots & videos can be stored at screencast.com (2GB free) – Or, saved locally on your computer• Sharing tools: – Share the link from screencast.com - send to anyone to view – Embed in a blog, website, wiki, etc.
Ji Uses: show what’s on your screen!• For sharing: enhance your online communication; with various people or groups• For image creation: capture images that can’t be saved normally; grab part of an image• For troubleshooting: show what’s happening on your screen, error messages, or problems• For teaching: show how you do something, training, tutorials
Real World Examples…• Instructors could: – Create tutorials to show how to access or use a new technology – Create training materials (screenshots) or videos – Add voiceovers to course content – Explain a syllabus with visual references or quick video
More Real World Examples…• Students could: – Create screencasts showing their knowledge on a topic – Use Jing as a reflection tool to explain their research process/thought process – Use it as a digital storytelling tool
Other capturing options….IMAGES• Windows - Snipping Tool or PrintScreen• Mac - Grab• iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch - simultaneously press home button and wake/sleep button, captures screen as imageVIDEO• Screencast-o-matic - no download, puts small watermark on video, must have internet to record, up to15 mins• Screenjelly - completely web-based, must have internet to record, up to 3 min, simple, no bells/whistles. Heidi M. Steiner, (2010) "Livening virtual reference with screencasting and screen sharing", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 27 Iss: 4/5, pp.9 - 11
Now a demo…. http://youtu.be/tsbAuWpNQdQ Need more help with Jing?http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-jing.html