Screen Casting for Your Online CourseMichael J. Robertson, Ph.D.eLearning CoordinatoreLearning DepartmentScreen casting software is widely available for onlineinstructors and students. This technology allows theuser to capture, synchronize, and publish audio, video,and images for online delivery. This session will look atvarious screen casting options, and specific uses foronline learning. Faculty interested in screen castingshould attend this session.
Screen Capture & Casting Screen capture may refer to (Wikipedia, 2011): Screenshot: Image file which shows the content of a computers screen at the moment of shot. Screencast: Also known as a video screen capture, a digital recording of computer screen output, often containing audio narration.
Screen Capture Screen capture requires no special software: Windows: 1. ALT + Print Screen 2. Paste into program, such as Irfanview or MS Word Macintosh: 1. Command-Shift-3/Command-Shift-4 2. Automatically saves to Desktop
Screen CastingNCTC eLearning Department Faculty Video Tutorials
Screen Capture & Casting Who Instructor How-to process Provide feedback Assess competency Student Exhibit competency Project walkthrough Collaborative activity
Screen Capture & Casting• Tips for creating screen casts – Follow an outline or script • Speak slowly and enunciate clearly • First person is optimal for how-to demonstrations – Microphone headphones are usually best • Minimize external noise and focus audio recording – Keep your presentation short, e.g., 5 - 10 minutes• Screen casting DOES require special software: – Factors influencing use: • Cost • Functionality • Ease-of-use
Screen Capture & Casting Jing FREE version and PRO version Basic functionality, minimal learning curve Designed for brief presentations, e.g., less than 5 minutes Provides basic graphics editing functionality Provides embed code, active link, and/or save as SWF Create Screencast account for streaming presentations
Screen Capture & Casting CamStudio FREE application, unlimited use Moderate functionality, moderate learning curve Records full screen or region, as well as audio via microphone Provides screen annotation abilities Can output as SWF and/or AVI file types Occasional stability issues likely due to CODEC updates
Screen Capture & Casting Camtasia FREE version and PRO version Robust functionality, moderate learning curve Can integrate directly into MS Power Point Creates TOC based upon slide titles Presentations are searchable Broad graphics editing capabilities Some video editing functionality, such as transitions Automatic audio to text transcription Direct upload to Screencast and YouTube Output to most major file formats, e.g., MP4, MOV, M4V
Screen Capture & Casting Screencast-O-Matic FREE version and PRO version Moderate functionality, minimal learning curve • Browser-based application • Record up to 15 minutes w/FREE version • Export as FLV, MP4, and AVI file types • Some graphics editing functionality in PRO version
Screen Capture & Casting• ScreenFlow – Macintosh-only application – Robust functionality, expert learning curve • Capture abilities range from low-res to HD DVD • Extensive graphics, audiovideo editing features – Three-dimensional (3-D) video editing – Picture-in-picture • Direct upload to YouTube
Screen Capture & Casting• Adobe Captivate – Professional functionality, moderate-expert learning curve • Robust graphics and audiovideo editing features • Can create more than screen casts, such as: – Simulations – Interactive assessments – Compliance training – eLearning Department maintains multiple licenses • Available for use in eLearning Department offices – Contact eLearning staff for more information
Screen Capture & Casting New to screen casting? myBrainShark Free Ease-of-use, intuitive Hosting and streaming, embed code Phone alternative Secure
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