Save Time with Screencasts
13 May 2020
A screencast is a digital video recording of your computer screen and usually includes audio narration. Similar to a screenshot, screencasts can also be called a screen capture video or a screen recording. They are a great way to teach or share ideas. They are a staple of online course creation as they record what is happening on your screen.
Screencasts enable you to give a demonstration or step-by-step explanation of a particular concept, such as how to use a specific function in excel or how to edit a picture’s background lighting using picture editing software.
A benefit of screencasting is that a student can watch a particular screencast within a course at a time that suits them. Additionally, a student can watch and learn the information at their own pace by pausing and rewatching the screencasts. They also add a personal touch that more static mediums are simply not able to.
To create screencasts, you can either download external software, or use your existing computer functionality. On your computer to open a facility to record your screen, on Windows 10, you would press the Windows Key+G.