Screencasting tools: Home

This article previews some of the screencasting tools supported at the University of Utah

Which Software should I use?

Questions to Consider:

How long is the screencast? (Longer than five minutes rules out Jing)

Do I want to add other media into the screencast, like videos or images?

Do I want to be able to edit my screencasts?

Screencasting Options

Screencasting software allows you to take a live recording of action on your computer screen, including audio. Screencasts are ideal for demonstrating how to use tools like the library catalog or databases to demonstrate to users how to use them. The screencasting software captures every movement you make on the screen, and allows you to record audio so that you can explain what you are doing. This guide will describe some of the different software options you have if you want to create a screencast, as well as tutorials for the programs.

Literature about Screencasting

Check out this two part article in Library Journal some of the options for screencasting tools.

 Rethlefsen, M. L. (2009). Screencasting opens up a world of new instructional options says Melissa L. Rethlefsen, so take a look at some of the best tools out there. Library Journal. Click here for part one, or here for part two

Check out these articles for best practices regarding screencasting:

Oud, J. (2009). Guidelines for effective online instruction using multimedia screencastsReference Services Review37(2), 164-177. DOI: 10.1108/00907320910957206. Available only to students, faculty and staff

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