Screen Recording

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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.


  • Zoom in on your screen using Ctrl or the Mac sign and the plus key (+). This will make the screen recording clearer and larger.
  • Use headphones with a mic – this will pick up your spoken words more clearly.
  • Don’t be afraid to take more than one recording.
  • These videos are most often accompanied by text explanations. If they are narrated, they would also need to be captioned.

Choose your device


iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch



Once you’ve created your screen recording, make sure you upload, caption and share the video. All videos must be captioned to share with students.

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Jess Wilkinson

Jesslyn is the Educational Technology Officer at Conestoga. An Ontario Certified Teacher, and holding a B.A. and B.Ed., Jesslyn researches and promotes new technologies for faculty to enhance pedagogical practices. She brings to the role her experience as a Google and Microsoft certified technology trainer and as a classroom teacher in South Korea, Mongolia, and Ontario, focusing on special education and assistive learning technologies. She is available for workshops, consultations, and support with using technology in higher education contexts.

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    • Glad to hear it, Dave! Loom looks great – I like that you can sign in with any email, and just get to the video. How do you add your captioning? Is there free captioning built into Loom?

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