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Creating screencasts with jing


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Screencasting is video screen capturing that can include audio narration and other functions. Since many people are visual learners, screencasts are powerful tools to help demonstrate, via video, more complex tasks. During the first week, you will learn to:

Install Jing
Navigate Jing’s Features
Setup Jing for your first video screencast
Create a account
Between classes, attendees will each be asked to work on a project useful to them or one suggested in class. One-on-one assistance with the instructor will be provided during this time.

Rachel Eichen is a presenter who has had over four years of teaching experience. She teaches librarian-centric webinars on such topics as G-mail, Memes, and Reddit. She also currently works as a clinical trainer teaching nurses how to use smartphone software in the hospital. In the past, Rachel has taught computer classes to passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship. Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science and a bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing.

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Creating screencasts with jing

  1. 1. Creating Screencasts with…Rachel Eichen
  2. 2. Quick Poll
  3. 3. Agenda• Best Practices• Installation• Jing Overview•• Outside Assignment
  4. 4. A screencast is a digitalrecording of a computer screen’soutput (aka, video screencapture) often containingaudio narration.What is a Screencast?
  5. 5. Use Jing to…• Take Screenshots• Record Screencasts• Collaborate with SnagIt and Camtasia
  6. 6. Best Practices• What one thing do you want to teach?• Create a storyboard and script• Use appropriate screen size• Talk and move your mouse slowly• Pause and hold• Read names of buttons and links you click
  7. 7. Jing Limitations• Only 5 minutes (not a second over)• NO editing!!!!• Limited advanced features• But… it’s free! 
  8. 8. Tie in with Camtasia
  9. 9. Tie in with Snag-It
  10. 10. System Requirements• Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, orWindows 8• Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Full• Broadband recommendedMac System Requirements• Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later• QuickTime 7.5.5 or later• Broadband recommendedJing System Requirements
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  12. 12. Let’s Jing
  13. 13. Between ClassesCreate a Jing presentation that is useful to you (or yourlibrary)Some ideas..• Instructional video• Tell a story with photos• Evaluate a website• Show an issue you’re experiencing
  14. 14. It may take several tries…
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  16. 16. Creating Screencasts with…Rachel Eichen
  17. 17. Agenda• Assignment Review• Customizing Settings (Audio/Hotkey/Buttons)• Using the Screencast site• Inserting Pictures/Screenshots• Camtasia
  18. 18. Assignment Review• Thoughts?
  19. 19. Customize Settings• “Shift” to control aspect ratio• Check audio settings• Customize buttons• Use hotkeys (great for menus)
  20. 20. Inserting Pictures 3 Ways• Thru Jing (free, most hassle)• Windows Movie Maker (free, requires conversion)• Camtasia (not free, easiest)
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