Creating a narrated screen capture presentation

This tutorial provides technical steps for creating a narrated screen capture presentation and uploading to My Media in Canvas.

Screen capture tools will record any action occurring on your computer screen, including your mouse movements, text input, or shifts between browser windows. These tools can also record audio narration. For instructors who wish to deliver a narrated screen capture presentation, there are a several options available based on your need and experience level.

Option 1: Snagit

To support campus closures due to COVID-19, TechSmith has been made Snagit available for free through end of June 2020. To receive a license for Snagit, you'll need to fill out a form: https://discover.techsmith.com/remote-techsmith/?utm_source=temp-cust&utm_medium=email&utm_content=announcement&utm_campaign=continuity-support&spMailingID=64267962&spUserID=MTM5MDY0ODIyMDcxS0&spJobID=1841488747&spReportId=MTg0MTQ4ODc0NwS2

In order to use Snagit, you’ll need to install the software on your computer, which means you’ll need administrative access. If you don’t have administrative access to your computer, you may consider the options below.

TechSmith has great training tutorial. Here’s a link for how to create a screen capture video: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-snagit-how-to-capture-video.html

Once you create your screen capture, you can [Share] the presentation as a video [File], using these instructions: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-snagit-share.html This will save the video to your desktop.

IMPORTANT: Once the video is created, upload the file to My Media, which is a video distribution tool in Canvas, using these instructions: https://cetl-uwm.screenstepslive.com/s/13190/m/49120/l/974419-how-do-i-upload-a-video-through-my-media-to-a-canvas-page

Option 2: QuickTime for Mac

If you are using a Mac, you can use QuickTime. While CETL didn’t create this, here is a well done video on recording your screen with QuickTime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLyPrblmPp4 You’ll need to export the presentation as a video file and then upload that video file to My Media through a Page in Canvas, using these instructions: https://cetl-uwm.screenstepslive.com/s/13190/m/49120/l/974419-how-do-i-upload-a-video-through-my-media-to-a-canvas-page

Option 3: Screencast-o-matic

Screencast-o-matic is available for both Mac and PC and has a more streamlined feature set than the tools listed above, making it very simple to use. You can use the free version of Screencast-o-matic: https://screencast-o-matic.com/screen-recorder The free version has a 15 minute limit on recordings. It also has a Screencast-o-matic watermark on the bottom left side of the recording. If you need to record presentations longer than 15 minutes, or would prefer to remove the watermark and can wait for the licenses, please contact CETL.

Here’s a tutorial on saving the Screencast-o-matic video as an .mp4: https://screencast-o-matic.com/tutorial/save-as-a-video-file/

Again, you’ll want to export the presentation as a video file and then upload that video file to My Media through a Page in Canvas, using these instructions: https://cetl-uwm.screenstepslive.com/s/13190/m/49120/l/974419-how-do-i-upload-a-video-through-my-media-to-a-canvas-page

If you need additional information or assistance with making a decision about the best tool for your needs, please contact CETL.




Keywords:narrated screen capture presentation My Media Canvas   Doc ID:98954
Owner:Amy M.Group:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Created:2020-03-17 08:56 CDTUpdated:2020-03-22 14:03 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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