Screencast-O-Matic

John CowellBlogging, Internet Resources, Learning platforms, Teaching & Learning, Whole School

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Screencast-o-matic is a free one-click screen recording web app on Windows or Mac. It’s extremely easy to use and you don’t even need to sign up to use it. It’s a very interesting tool to create tutorials. When ready you can upload your recording straightforward to YouTube. Requires Java.

Screencast-o-matic.com is a site that allows users to create recordings of their screen activity and audio using a Java-based applet.

The application runs in a browser space and is cross-platform compatible. Java 1.5 or greater is required to use the site. The application has the majority of the features of similar desktop applications, allowing you to capture a portion of the screen. In practice the application worked seamlessly with Internet Explorer and Firefox 2.0. The site is also compatible with Safari 2.04 and Opera 9.

How to use it!

The site allows registered users to create screencasts and keep track of them in My Screencasts. Users can create Channels and add their favourite screencasts to them.

On the free plan, you can make 15-minute recordings, Screen & webcam recording. YouTube HD publishing. Save as video file. If you want to do more you will need to pay a little for the privilege.

How do I use it?

I use Screencast-o-matic to support my flipped learning lessons in information literacy and research skills by creating video clips that demonstrate research skills, such as searching databases, creating Works, evaluating web pages, etc. It is easy to use and to upload created mp4 files to any video storage site. Created videos can be viewed in most browsers with out difficulties.

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Summary
Screencast-o-matic is a free one-click screen recording web app on Windows or Mac. It’s extremely easy to use and you don’t even need to sign up to use it. It’s a very interesting tool to create tutorials. When ready you can upload your recording straightforward to YouTube. Requires Java.
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