Record my Screen?

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Summary.png A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration.
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Employees and Students
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Classroom technology and systems
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Matt Ringh
2018-2019.png Up-to-date for the 2018-2019 school year.



Using Screen Recording on a macOS Mojave

Apple has made this super easy on macOS Mojave. Just press Command-Shift-5 or read this Apple support article on how it all works.

Using QuickTime on a Mac

This is a simple and fast way to record your screen on a Mac. QuickTime is already installed on your Mac, so all you need to do is open it, and follow these directions:

  1. Launch QuickTime Player and choose File, New Screen Recording
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  2. Click the drop down menu next to the record button to select microphone options.
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  3. Now when you click the record button, the screen will display these directions (for choosing what part of the screen you want to record).
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  4. Once you're recording, you can stop recording by clicking the small "stop recording" button in your menu bar. It looks like this:
    QT Stop.png

  5. Share your QuickTime recording by:
    1. File->Save
    2. Drag the saved file into Google Drive.
    3. The video will be processed by Google, and available for viewing, usually within 15 minutes. It will be available for download by the person you share it with immediately.

Using ScreenCastify

This is a simple web-based solution which allows you to save your recordings directly to Google Drive.

  1. Adding the ScreenCastify Extension to Chrome: In the Chrome Browser, go to this page to add the the "Screencastify - Screen Video Recorder extension".
  2. Accessing ScreenCastify from Chrome: Once you've added ScreenCastify to Chrome, you will see this "filmstrip" icon in your Chrome Extension Toolbar. Click on it.
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  3. Setting ScreenCastify to save recordings directly into Google Drive: In the main ScreenCastify menu, click on the "Hamburger Button" Hamburger.png, select "Options", and select "Google Drive".
  4. Differences Between the free "Lite" version, and the paid "Premium" version: With the free "Lite" version of ScreenCastify, you can record up to 50 videos/month, up to 10 minutes in length each. screencastify.com details the differences between the versions. If you need any of the premium features of ScreenCastify, please submit a Support Ticket.

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