Often, people like to make videos showing how to do something on a device or laptop. Most devices make it easy to do short screen recordings, in a variety of ways. Take a look through the resources below to learn how to do this.
Watch this video to learn some best practices when recording your screen for learning.
How to Screen Record
Create a Zoom meeting, and record yourself doing a screen share. You can:
- Narrate a PowerPoint presentation,
- Demonstrate a browser (like your eConstoga course layout, or a website);
- Demonstrate yourself using software, or using your desktop;
- Annotate your screen to illustrate processes or focus attention;
- Diagram or draw in a Zoom whiteboard.
This video shows how.
We recommend recording to the cloud, as this gives you automatic and editable captions on your Zoom recording. Learn more about how to share the link to your Zoom recording. If you want to be able to edit the video, you’ll need to save a local copy (you can download this from the cloud) then upload and caption it in YouTube or Microsoft Stream.
On a Mac (OSX)
On an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
Swipe up on your screen to access the Control Center and use the screen recorder built in. Visit this tutorial.
On a PC (Windows 10, 8.1, 8 or 7)
You can screen record in a variety of ways on a Windows PC. Try one of these solutions:
- Use the screen recording tool built into PowerPoint. Right click on the recording to save it as a video file (.mp4). Learn more from MakeUseOf
On an Android
To screen record on an Android phone or tablet, feature availability can vary, but it is likely that you’ll need to use a third-party app. There are lots out there, and here are a few of the more highly rated free apps.
Evaluate the app that’s right for you, then download it from your device’s app store. Use this to record your device’s screen.