Friday, April 25, 2014

Screencast-O-Matic Walk-Through

Last year I created a 5 Minute Guide to Screencasting video for educators interested in using  Since then I have realized that many people prefer a text & screenshot tutorial as opposed to a video tutorial.  In many cases, I too prefer this type of walk-through, particularly if I am short on time and can scan through one of these more quickly than a video.

I have therefore created an updated walk-through with accompanying screenshots below.  (Google Doc Version Available Here)

1. Go to and click “Start Recording.”
*** I also suggest creating an account and logging in if this will be your screencasting program of choice (archives videos for you.)


2. When starting up, you may have to accept prompts to allow or install the Java plugin.


3. Recording Window Will Appear With Options

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4.  Select Your Microphone

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5. Select Recording Area
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6. Select Webcam

7. Click Record (Countdown Will Appear)

8.  Choose Restart or Done When Complete
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9.  Preview Window Will Appear

10. Publish Your Video  (3 OPTIONS)

Screencast-O-Matic  (Must Be Logged In)
Video File
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