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LDT Online: Screencast-O-Matic

LDT Online: Screencast-O-Matic

Alicia Marie Alicia Marie King earned this badge on Jul 11, 2017

Screencast-O-Matic is a user-friendly screen and webcam recorder to allows you to create and share screen recordings. Your created videos can be directly exported to YouTube or saved to your PC.


  • Screencast-O-Matic as a tool

    Reflect on the various ways that Screencast-O-Matic could be used in the educational, training, or personal learning environments. From your selected perspective, describe two different examples where Screencast-O-Matic could be integrated and used. In both cases, explain why Screencast-O-Matic could positively impact learning.

    Use the open text area to submit your reflective response. As a suggestion, you may want to first compose your response in a word processed document, check for all editing that needs to be completed, save your response so that you can access it later, if needed, and then copy and paste your response in the open text area for this challenge.

    Screencast-O-Matic is a great tool to use during a training. This can give very precise directions step-by-step through the training of a particular tech tool. The cursor glows yellow to allow the watcher/learner to easily track with the presenter. A video training using screen-o-matic does not leave any guessing to the learner, and instead can be very beneficial.

    Screencast-O-Matic also allows teachers and students alike to offer feedback. By narrating and walking through a document using a screencast, an individual is able to give precise feedback showing exact points of interest. This can be used for grading, suggestions, or general feedback on an online project or document. This can be a very personal way to encourage a learner in a way that a basic email can not always deliver.
  • Using Screencast-O-Matic

    Step-by-step instructions for completing this challenge

    1. Review these Screencast-O-Matic tutorials
    2. Go to the www.screencast-o-matic.com  website to get started by downloading a free copy.
    3. Create a 2-minute screencast that contains each of the following*:
      • A video demonstration of some procedure or action on your computer screen that includes your voice narration (e.g. narrate a powerpoint, reply to an email with video, etc).  
      • A video of your computer screen (this may or may not include a web cam also).
      • Voice narration explaining some process, procedure, etc. that is demonstrated on the computer screen.
      • Cursor movements that are captured to show the steps in the process/procedure or to complete the demonstration (e.g., as you explain the buttons on the screen, the cursor moves to a specific location and one of the links is then activated).
    4. Publish your screencast to YouTube and save it either as “Public” or “Unlisted” (do NOT save it as “Private”).
    5. Upload the YouTube link to this challenge.
    6. Create a second Screencast-O-Matic video of a response to a recent email you have received.  Instead of typing out a response on the keyboard, create a video of the original email sent to you and make an audio response.  Once the video has been created, edit the video in the following manner:
      • Use the “Tools menu” to create several text overlays that will be displayed at various times within your screencast video.  Demonstrate how to adapt the size, font, color, etc. of the overlay and how it enters and leaves the screen. 
      • Use the “Tools menu” to select the “zoom & pan” tool to highlight a specific part of the video by zooming it for closer inspection and then returning it to the normal size. 
    7. Publish this screencast to YouTube and save it either as “Public” or “Unlisted” (do NOT save it as “Private”).
    8. Upload the YouTube link to this challenge.

    Deliverables for this challenge

    For successful submission make sure all requirements below are met and videos are uploaded and viewable by the evaluator.

    1. link to a demo screencast video on YouTube. 
    2. link to an email explanation video on YouTube.

    Remember professionalism! Make sure audio narration is clear, content of narration is smooth and coherent, actions on screen with cursor effectively highlight and illustrate narration, video could reasonably be of use to its intended audience.