Creating A Screencast

  1. Topic – give your screencast a specific name related to a content topic from your lesson or unit of instruction. The content is what the screencast is about. Decide if the content going to be a presentation, tutorial, or demonstration.
  2. Objectives – Specify the learning objectives of the screencast.
  3. Script/Outline – From the objectives write out a script and/or outline.
  4. Practice – read through your script and practice it.
  5. Record – Make the screencast recording. Keep the screencast no more than ten minutes. Recording size – decide on a size for your recording. For example some common sizes – Blog or Webpage 640×360 – – 800×450 – YouTube 1280×720
  6. Edit video – once you have the recorded screen, edit it to eliminate what you don’t want and keep what you want.
  7. Record audio – once you have the edited video, play it in your editing tool and record your narration. Try to use a good microphone in a quiet area.
  8. Add music and titles – you can add music if you want to enhance the video.
  9. Create a form – to validate a student interaction with a screencast create a screencast summary or question/answer (Google) form.
  10. Publish video – once you have everything to your liking, you can publish the video into a variety of formats. Camtasia and Screenflow have presets to allow you to publish to YouTube, iPhone, CD, HD and many custom settings. You can output MP4, WMV, MOV, AVI and MP3.