You've created your first screencast - now what? This tutorial covers Jing History (that lists all of your screencasts), saving your screencast to your computer, and uploading your screencast to a host (ScreenCast.com). With your Jing account, you get a free 2GB ScreenCast account. We'll cover how to add a button to Jing to get the 'Embed Code' when uploading to Screencast.com. Then we'll wrap up by seeing how to then embed the video in a Ning blog post (good practice for later use with Ning, or embedding videos in your course management system or website).
Screencasting is a great way for an instructor to create lecturettes, respond to student questions, spice up discussion forums, provide feedback on assignments, etc.
Provided is an example of using Jing by TechSmith to create a 5 minute (or shorter) video tutorial... Jing makes it incrediably easy to create a screen recording, upload it, and to share with others.
The recording can with just one click either be uploaded to ScreenCast.com (you get 2 GB free) or to your YouTube account. The entire video creation and sharing process can be accomplished in 5 - 10 minutes total.
I've used Jing to answer student questions, create short lecturettes, discuss documents with colleagues, and make fun videos to share with family. By using Jing to select the screen region that shows your webcam, you can create a video that includes you (and/or family and friends); by selecting a image application (e.g., MS Paint), you now have a whiteboard on which you can write even as you talk and walk you students through the steps to solve a particular problem. Visit www.techsmith.com to download Jing - which is free.
This tutorial was made by using a camera to record the computer screen.
The free edition allows you to save video as flash and upload to ScreenCast.com. For an additional $15, the pro version allows you to save as .mp4, and also upload to YouTube.
A course banner is a great way to spice up a handout, website, or announcements page on a course management system. Using Spell with Flickr, you can create a great looking banner in a matter of moments. With Jing, you can take a 'snap shot' of the banner, and save it for later use. Then feel free to insert it in your teaching materials, upload online, use in a blog post, etc. Create, Capture, & Share.
Jing can be used to capture a screenshot,and then modity the image - adding an arrow, text, highlighting, or framing portions of the image. Then upload the image and get a url to share with others... or download the image to upload it later as needed.
This tutorial was made using Screenr.
Create narrated powerpoint presentations for your students - quickly and easily.
The main points are to
(1) keep your presentation short,
(2) select a smaller screen area when possible - preferrably 640 x 480 or less,
(3) make an accessible presentation - it benefits everybody,
(4) use a high quality microphone in a quiet area,
(5) use your mouse arrow as a pointer to highlight important points, plus
(6) verbally inform your students and use bold or a larger font to make important points stand out.
Watch as a short screencast is made. The topic covered is 'Creating a Narrated Powerpoint.' You'll see Jing being used to record and narrate the presentation. Note - this tutorial was made using Screenr.