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Screencasting & Video Recording Tools

'Screencasting & Video Recording' tools refer to platforms you can use as a teacher to record videos (such as an asynchronous lecture). Recordings might look like a regular video (with you speaking to the camera); screencasts of your computer screen showing students how to do something; a whiteboard lecture; or a combination of these things.

What is a Screencast?
"A screencast is a digital video recording of your computer screen and usually includes audio narration. Screencasts are just one of many different types of instructional videos . . .  A major benefit of screencasting is that the viewer can watch the screencast at a time when it’s best for them . . . Additionally, the viewer can absorb the information at their own pace by pausing and rewatching portions." (
Tools included in this section:
  • Explain Everything: An interactive whiteboard app, which allows you to create, record & share online lectures that include a whiteboard component. There are now features on Explain Everything that allow you to place videos (of yourself speaking, or regular videos) on top of the whiteboard. A great explaining tool!


  • QuickTimeQuickTime is a built-in app on your Macbook. It is a helpful tool for creating basic videos, or screencasts from your computer. QuickTime videos would be saved as a file on your computer, which you could share with your students by uploading into Google Classroom.


  • Loom: A recording tool that allows you to record video & audio from your device. Recordings can include screencasts, videos, OR a combination of both (a screencast with a small portion showing your face speaking.) Loom videos can be shared with your class with a link, which directs them to the Loom video.