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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.

 How To Create A Screencast With Microsoft PowerPoint

The University has chosen Panopto for our lecture capture service but it also can be used for screencasting.

 HudStream | Teaching and Learning Innovation Park

It offers a free web-based screencasting alternative but has more limited functionality.

 Screen capture tools help you easily create in Screencast-o-Matic

For those wanting to produce high quality screencasts you may want to consider purchasing a license for specialist software like Camtasia.

 Using Camtasia to Build High-Quality Screencasts and Online Lectures

Case Study

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.

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