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Screenr is a simple, easy-to-use tool for creating scre-
encast videos. Sign in using your TSTC Google ac-
count. You will be able to save your recordings to the
Screenr servers, directly upload your videos to your
YouTube account for distribution, retrieve an embed code to put them into your Moodle
course and also download your files to your computer.
Things to Know:
• Screenr is a web app - the program runs entirely in the browser of your PC/Mac
desktop or laptop (no download available).
• Screenr is a one-shot recorder - no editing functions (but you can pause during re-
• Screenr records 5 minutes maximun - great for quick answer videos and multi-part
training or lectures.
• Screenr recording area is adjustable - from full screen and HD to smaller windows
• Screenr allows you to choose audio inputs - headsets with microphones are recom-
meded (built in laptop mics are not).
• Screenr is free.
To get started, go to
screenr.com from any brows-
er on your PC/Mac desktop or
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1. Log in using your TSTC Google ac-
count. The sign in is at the upper right
corner of the home screen.
2. When your ready to record, click on
the “Record” button at the top of the
3. If you receive any warning pop-ups or
windows, click on them to continue.
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4. The recording area
should appear. It is a
rectangular area out-
lined in dots. Resize
handles are small black
boxes on all sides and
corners, a small dialog
window in the center
gives you the instruc-
tions and the recorder
control panel is in the
lower left corner.
During recording, the record button changes to a pause
button, and the cancel button changes to “Done” button.
The recorder control panel consists of:
record button audio input
select & audio
Audio Input Select Recording Area Presets
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5. When your press the record but-
ton, a countdown screen appears.
6. During the recording, you will be
able to pause.
7. When finished, the Screenr web-
site will appear, along with your
video. Here you can give it a titlein
the description box.
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8. After adding your title/description,
click on the “Publish” button at the
bottom of the screen. Screenr will
then process your video and ready
it for streaming. How long this take
depends on the length of the video,
but it’s usually pretty quick.
9. Once processed, you’ll be taken
to the “My Screencasts” page.
Here you can review the final
product, On the right side of the
page will be options to share the
url or social sites, download the
video, publish to your YouTube
channel or delete it.
10. Also on the right side is the option
to get the embed code, which is
handy to put the video in a website.
At the bottom of the embed code
window is an option to change the
side of the embedded video. For
most scenerios, you will not need to
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• TSTC Instructional Support recommends that you either publish to
your YouTube channel directly or download the video and upload to
YouTube at a later time. Plus it it a good idea to keep a copy offline.
• YouTube is a reliable resource and offers good flexiblity for streaming
to multiple device platforms and good organization of files.
• YouTube also offers methods of sharing including embed codes for
your Moodle page(s).
• Recording a quick answer video in response to a student email,
choosing one of the smaller record windows for a webcam is recom-
• When recording a tutorial or demonstration of software, it is recom-
meded to use the 1280 x 720 window. This is still considered HD and
the quality is very good.
• It is not recommended to record in full screen EVER. The file size is
large, takes much longer to upload and process and the benefits of a
larger recording area is negligible.