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. Take a look through the resources below to learn how to do this.

Best Practices

Watch this video to learn some best practices when recording your screen for learning.

“Screen Recording Best Practices” by Conestoga OLC (2020). Retrieved June 23rd, 2020.

How to Screen Record

On a Mac (OSX)

Learn to use Mac sign+Shift+5 to record the screen on your Mac. On older devices, you can use QuickTime to take screen recordings.

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:

“Screen Recording in PowerPoint” by Teaching and Learning Conestoga, produced by the Online Learning Center, 2020. Retrieved June 24th, 2020.

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.

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.

5 Responses

    • 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?

  1. I want to do a video to address my classes!
    I would like to make a short video to close out the year and sign off with my groups. there are so many options I know to do this… but I need something simple from the camera of my laptop. I would like to upload it to “content” within econestoga for students to view.
    I am looking for suggestions.


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