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


To screen record on an Android phone or tablet, 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 one that’s right for you, then download it from your device’s app store.


You can screen record in a variety of ways on a Windows PC. Try one of these solutions:

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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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