Getting started with screen recording

  • Amanda Charlton University of Auckland
  • Diane Kenwright University of Otago, Wellington.
Keywords: Screen recording, screen casting, video, screen capture

Abstract

Overview

Ever watched a YouTube video to solve a software problem? For example, ‘How do I set up Presenter View in PowerPoint? Well, you are watching a screen recording, also known as screencasting and video screen capture. This is a video recording with audio narration; not to be confused with screenshot/capture, which is a still photo. For educators, screen recording is ideal for: recording your presentations in a controlled environment, recording feedback on student work with real teacher presence, explaining course and LMS navigation, explaining and annotating images such as digital microscopy, radiology, graphics, as well as recording a digital whiteboard for hand drawn mathematics equations or diagrams.

 

Outcomes

At the end of this 90 min mini workshop you will have created and shared your first screen recorded video, and will be able to do it again.

 

Major features to be investigated

Structured into 6 steps, discussion and demonstration of pros and cons of

  1. Hardware – laptop/desktop vs mobile device
  2. Software – free vs paid
  3. Microphone – inbuilt vs USB
  4. Recording technique – record/pause segments
  5. Upload -video hosting
  6. Share - links

 

Session organisation

5 tables. 4 participants per table. Maximum 20 participants.

Mac users grouped together, and Windows users grouped together

Time (mins)

Activity

Content

10

Icebreaker

Table group introductions, share experience with screen recording and intended uses, table group discussion and whole group Post-it notes .

10

Demonstration

Introduction and use cases.

Downloading software.

15

Pair programming

Participants access free software.

Windows users: Screencast-o-matic or Zoom

Mac users: QuickTime

10

Demonstration and printed set up sheet

Settings for video, webcam, audio. Recording tips and techniques.

15

Individuals or pairs

 

Set up software, and microphone. Open one of your previous PowerPoint presentations or other resource, make a 2 sec recording of desktop screen.

5

 

Break

10

Demonstration

Save, upload, share

15

 

Pairs

Participants create a 1 min video, save and upload, share link by email with partner. Self critique and partner feedback using a structured framework.

5

Discussion

Revisit how you might use screen recording in your teaching. Table group discussion and Post-it notes.

5

Evaluation Survey

QR code to online survey on phone

Resource links.

 

Resources for distribution

We will be using free software, either inbuilt or accessed online. One page printed step by step guide.

 

Expectations and requirements of participants

You need to bring your own laptop to participate, or pair with someone who has. Although screen recording is possible on a tablet or phone, you will have to install different Apps.

 

Downloads

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Author Biography

Diane Kenwright, University of Otago, Wellington.

Associate Professor, Dept of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, University of Otago, NZ

Published
2019-11-13
How to Cite
CharltonA., & KenwrightD. (2019). Getting started with screen recording. Pacific Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2(1), 15-16. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjtel.v2i1.33
Section
SOTEL2020 Symposium