Recording a video or screencast

Recording a video or screencast

Presenting your content using a video can involve creating a simple screencast of a powerpoint, adding audio in the form of music, automated or real speech, with or without a talking head, through to a recording of a lecture in a recording room or out on location. You might use a video camera, or simply a smartphone or tablet. The finished product might reside on your institution’s server or on a private or public YouTube channel. Here are some useful programs and platforms that can be used.

Screencast-O-Matic – ridiculously easy to use online tool for screencasting or webcam recording. Small watermark, up to 15 minutes of recording time, then upload to YouTube or download an MP4.

Adobe Spark allows you to quickly create social media posts, webpages and videos and has a free online option. Richard Byrne explains the basics.

MySimpleShow – a free online tool that helps you to develop ‘explainer’ videos by starting with a guided storyboard. Choose from various professional, educational or personal templates.

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