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Screencast-O-Matic Teaching with Technology Presentation (FAU 2014)


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Screencast-O-Matic Teaching with Technology Presentation (FAU 2014)

  1. 1. Screencast-O-Matic: Easy Audio-Visual Instruction By FAU Librarians Rachael Neu, Alyse Ergood, Melissa Moore, and Lauri Rebar
  2. 2. SOM LibGuide
  3. 3. Overview • Background • SOM: How To – Pre-Production (Getting Ready) – Production (Recording) – Post-Production (Editing) • Best Practices
  4. 4. Screencasting Defined “Screencasts are short instructional videos that demonstrate computer-related tasks…” (Notess 2012).
  5. 5. Screencasting in Higher Ed
  6. 6. Screencasting Tools
  7. 7. Screencast-O-Matic (SOM)
  8. 8. Using SOM
  9. 9. Using SOM • Overview: – Gather your materials – Record your screencast • Key Features • LIVE Demo – Edit your screencast – Produce & Deliver your screencast
  10. 10. Gather Your Materials • Choose a Topic – What elements do we want to teach in each session? – Audience: Who are they and how do we meet their needs? – Why does my audience need to know this? – Start simple.
  11. 11. Gather Your Materials Compare PowerPoint VS Screencapture PowerPoint Screencapture
  12. 12. Gather Your Materials • Brainstorm – Identify the objective, procedure and steps • Create an Outline – This will act as a guide and structure for pre- production – Identify the major points and steps to be included in the tutorial – This outline does not need to be detailed, as much as it needs to be comprehensive
  13. 13. Sample Outlines
  14. 14. Gather Your Materials • Write the Script – Once the content outline has been reviewed and is solid, use it to write the script for each individual screencast. – The script should detail what will be said throughout the screencast, realizing it will be edited several times prior to producing the screen cast. – Must be clear, concise and explicit.
  15. 15. Gather Your Materials Example of a Script
  16. 16. Gather Your Materials • Graphics – Identify graphics to go with your script and to include in the screen cast.
  17. 17. Gather Your Materials • Create a Storyboard with the Script and Identified Graphics – PowerPoint is a great tool to use to storyboard. – Check storyboard for accuracy of topic you are teaching. – Take screenshots to help you visualize. – Add graphics that will help make your point. – It is imperative that your script match the graphics being described.
  18. 18. Gather Your Materials Examples of Storyboards Structures
  19. 19. Gather Your Materials – You need to create an account with Screencast-O-Matic before you can complete activities. ( – You will also need a microphone/headset.
  20. 20. Need Help? Ask a Librarian!
  21. 21. FAU Homepage
  22. 22. FAU Libraries Homepage
  23. 23. Ask a Librarian: What?
  24. 24. Ask a Librarian: What?
  25. 25. Edit Your Screencast
  26. 26. Edit Your Screencast
  27. 27. Save Your Screencast • Save your video to .SOM format • Remember where you saved your video • Easiest to save to .SOM “cloud” storage • Videos must be in .SOM format in order to edit them
  28. 28. Do edits in this order • Resize video • Size to final dimensions • Use “Keep Aspect Ratio” or presets • Hide Mouse and/or Webcam • Do now for entire video, or • Do later for separate sections
  29. 29. Cut Out, Trim Around • Cut Out • Cut out excess/bloopers at start and end • Cut out bloopers, “ugh”, “um” and “mouse clicks” • Need to record more? • Record using “Replace Video” • “Trim around” the section you want to keep
  30. 30. Change Speed • Change Speed in selected sections • Speed up: • Eliminate computer delay in search • Slow down • Slow down the recording, then re- record a longer audio section.
  31. 31. Insert More, Add Audio • Insert More • Add a newly recorded (existing) section • Record a new section directly into the video • Edit Audio • Add/replace audio, or • Export WAV file to edit
  32. 32. Zoom and Pan • Zoom In - Show detail • Manually set Zoom or • Follow Mouse • Use transition for seamless look • Pan • Move the “camera” around while zoomed in • Slow movements only!
  33. 33. Transitions • Add at start and end of video • Add between edits • Multiple transition types • Fade (choose the color) • Collapse or Expand • Slide left, right, top or bottom • Preview the transitions • Choose duration of each transition • Use to add Titles by adding Text
  34. 34. Overlays • Apply to sections • Apply at an exact point with a delay • Add Text (font, color & style) • Blur Text • Dim screen & add spotlight • Add boxes • Animate moves over time (great for scrolling) • Animate to change size & location of items • Fade in and out, slide box to new location • And much, much more!
  35. 35. Recap of Key Features – Easy-to-use interface & toolbar – Screen & webcam videos – Resize & reshape frame (drag) – Media player-style toolbar – Add Notes, captions, callouts, – Mouse effects, remove audio & webcam data (advanced) – Basic editing available for free – Publish to YouTube, Google Drive, Vimeo, etc. or your computer: QuickTime (MP4), Flash (FLV), Windows Media File (AVI), or Animated image (GIF)
  36. 36. Produce & Publish
  37. 37. Produce & Publish • Formats: SOM, Mp4, AVI, FLV movie or Screenshots • Save to Computer Hard drive and/or also publish to one of the following:
  38. 38. Example: AAL Screencast View Ask A Librarian Screencast See Screencast-O-Matic LibGuide:
  39. 39. Best Practices Using Som • Script it • Screencasts 2 to 3 minutes for specific skills or tasks • Screencasts 10 to 12 minutes for lectures
  40. 40. Best Practices Using Som • Rehearse
  41. 41. Best Practices in Using Som • Prepare your screen prior to recording
  42. 42. Best Practices in Using Som • Select “Pause” icon while recording to think and plan what you are going to say next and to avoid errors.
  43. 43. Examples for Instruction Purposes 1) Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is using it to teach students how to use software and use in their assignments. 2) The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Saskatchewan is using it to flip the classroom. 3) The University of North Carolina, Charlotte and the College of Charleston’s Math Departments both use it to record how to complete challenging math problems.
  44. 44. Examples for Instruction Purposes 4) Pace University uses it for GIS homework assignments. 5) Brigham Young University-Idaho is using it to show students how to create their education and teaching assignments. 6) University of Alaska is using it to augment Chemistry class.
  45. 45. Bibliography In process
  46. 46. Points to Remember • Sign up for a Screencast-O-Matic Account first. • Work from the greatest need. • Start simple. • Remember your audience. • Use clear, concise and explicit language. • Keep within determined time frame. 2-3 minutes (task) or 10-12 minutes (lecture).
  47. 47. Points to Remember • Script and storyboard your screencast. • Rehearse (plan to record screencast 2-3 times.) • Pause while recording your screencast to avoid making any errors. • Always save screencast/video in SOM file format first.
  48. 48. Thank You! • Remember to visit our Screencast-O-Matic (SOM) LibGuide: