What is a Screencast?
Screencasts are video clips, usually consisting of captured computer screen content. They can have accompanying audio commentary or some have text call-out comments instead. Typical screencasts may be of a PowerPoint presentation with audio commentary or demonstrations of how to use particular features of computer software packages. We have some screencast guides on the ipark website here.
Introduction to Screencasting
External Tools Screencasts
PowerPoint has an in-built screencast function to turn your presentations in to screencasts.
The University has chosen Panopto for our lecture capture service but it also can be used for screencasting.
It offers a free web-based screencasting alternative but has more limited functionality.
For those wanting to produce high quality screencasts you may want to consider purchasing a license for specialist software like Camtasia.
These screencasts could be a video, voiceover PowerPoint, a section from last year's Lecture Capture - the key thing is to keep it short and engaging - Use the description box, to provide guidance to students on what to do.