Extras are some fun additional things and a chance for us to take a break from our work and look at some other useful tools.Our class is small which might mean we zip through the work a lot faster. I’ll have to gauge our course speed as we go and we’ll sort it all out as we go. If there are things you’re interested in spending some time on from the extras, or maybe something else, let me know.If you have real-life projects you want to work on in the class, it will be a great opportunity for you to do them.
Recommended FreewareJing Screen captures, 5 minute videos, callouts, etc., SWF format / tied into Camtasia. Used to have Pro version for $15 with MP4 movies, but dropped.uTIPu – FLV filesProblem with these is that FLV/SWF is dying. MP4 is becoming standard.Web-basedscreenr – have to log in (using available accounts) and publish to web to get download. Is an MP4 file. Can delete afterwards. Can get embed codes & shortened links.ScreenToasterRecord MP3 may do webcams, too. Otherwise, MP3 file.Freeware Wink – pretty complete but limited and working knowledge of screencasting products will be helpful
GarageBandMovieMakerScreen captures & simple editingSnagIt (PC)Vista - Snipping ToolWindows - Print Screen (screen) or Alt+Print Screen (window)PhotoStory 3iMovieScreen captures editing and moreGrab (in Utilities)Command+Shift+3 (screen) or 4 (region of screen)Podcasts: Audacity is free audio recording toolhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net/A tutorial (Podcasting 101 tutorial.pdf) can be found at http://www.ilcco.net/ILCCO/index.cfm?page=ResourcesVodcasts: QuickTime Pro is $29.95 webcam recording toolhttp://www.apple.com/quicktime/Can do very basic editingQuickTime Player is free
Camtasia records video and audio from computer screens and cameras, and imports media (video and audio) to edit and create video and audio files.Records video that captures action on computer screensRecords audioUses special features to enhance visual information for better comprehensionCallouts, highlights, linksProvides for interactivity with the viewer – quizzes & surveysExports movies for use on computers, portable media players, and on the webCamtasia recently upgraded their product, now version 6. The new version enhances editing and output for a better & faster editing experience and higher quality output options.Also in the upgrade is a change in the hotkeys to simplify editing. Hotkeys are key commands that are menu item equivalents (like Control+X to Cut). Hotkeys can reduce editing time be 30%. A lot of people don’t gravitate towards key commands, but they speed up all computer time in all programs.
You want the free player piece only. Don’t have to buy. The company’s website sometimes buries the free player. Searching the Windows site can be more productive.
Working Connections 2012 Screencasting Intro
May 21, 2012Working Connections Illinois Jeff Newell Director, Distance Education Illinois Community College Board (217) 558-2066 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Name• College or organization• Discipline/courses or work you do• Are you PC or Mac?• What LMS do you use?• What are you hoping to get out of the class, or do with screencasting following this class?
1. Participants will have an understanding of screencasting (Camtasia, Captivate, etc.) – What screencasting is – Instructional uses – Available options for creating and distributing2. Participants will be able to create and distribute screencasts using multiple options. – Creation – Hosting & distribution
Day 1: Introduction, Camtasia production, ExtrasDay 2: Camtasia additional features, web hosting, ExtrasDay 3: Captivate production, ExtrasDay 4: Captivate cont’d, Reviewer, ExtrasDay 5: Unfinished Items, Project time, Extras
• A screencast is a digital movie centered around action on a computer screen.• Screenshot + Broadcast = Screencast• Can include: narration, music, other sounds, graphics, photos, highlights, callouts, and interactive elements.• Used largely for demonstrations, tutorials and presentations• Capabilities of software today extend to real video editing capabilities
• Animoto – music videos• Slideshare –online presentations & podcasts• Clevr - VR program using Adobe Air• Skype – recording phone and webcams over the Internet• Join.me – screensharing for meetings/collaboration
Video editing for vodcasts & sound for podcasts• GarageBand• Movie Maker / Windows Live Movie Maker – Screen captures & simple editing• PhotoStory 3• iMovie – Screen captures editing and more• Podcasts: Audacity is free audio recording tool – http://audacity.sourceforge.net/• Vodcasts: QuickTime Pro is $29.95 webcam recording tool – http://www.apple.com/quicktime/extending/
• Tutorials – Tutorials, software demonstrations, website tutorials discussions – Processes• Presentations – PowerPoint – Lectures – Creative ideas• Concepts – Finding clever ways to explain difficult concepts like the In Plain English videos
• Knowledge Capture – Documenting procedures• Assessment – Students can do this (free tools)—we can assess learned processes and knowledge• Feedback – Short videos with Jing
• Chunk content in segments under 10 minutes• Keep content focused on specific subject to increase re- usability• Picture-in-picture• Include other media• Step-by-step instruction• Supplemental knowledge• Background knowledge• Interactivity / engagement• Quiz on actions & steps
Camtasia & Captivate available for PC and MacModest/Typical requirementsHeadset or microphone & speakers
• Screencasts: Web-based availability of videos• CD-based videos• Podcast/Vodcast: auto-delivery of exported instruction in audio or video formats• Learning Management Systems• For face-to-face or online classes
Captivate allows you to create application simulationsand PowerPoint presentations with interactivecapabilities such as branching scenarios, and quizzes.Camtasia records video and audio from computerscreens and cameras, and imports media (video andaudio) to edit and create video and audio files.They both use features to highlight the action, addinteractivity, and include accessibility.
Student use of Camtasia for projectshttp://www.projectstreamer.com/users/betsyweber/Mark_Frydenberg_final/Mark_Frydenberg_final.htmlScreencast on Screencastinghttp://visuallounge.techsmith.com/2005/10/and_now_a_screencast_about_screencasting.htmlCamtasia’s own tutorialshttp://www.techsmith.com/tutorial.html
• NTSC aspect ratio is 4:3 (what we’ve switched from)• HD/widescreen is 16:9 (what we’ve switched to)• 16:9 now common for YouTube use, MP4 file type at various resolutions• 320 x 240 is about 1/10th of desktop size• Record at larger, scalable size to allow for zooming• Camtasia & Captivate offer common/current record presets
Some examples of common aspect ratios.Preserve aspect ratio for best output clarity on pansand zooms 4:3 16:9 640 x 480 640 x 360 960 x 720 960 x 540 1024 x 768 1024 x 576 1280 x 960 1280 x 720 1600 x 900 1920 x 1080
Mac Users can download free Flip4Mac WMVPlayer to add Windows Media components toQuickTime.http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac-wmv/overview.htmhttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/windows-media-player/wmcomponents
Jeff Newell Director, Distance EducationIllinois Community College Board (217) 558-2066 email@example.com