Category Archives: Screencasting tools

Tools used for for screen recording

24 – SnagIt

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Techsmith’s Snagit is a screen capture tool that lets you grab an image or video of what you see on your computer screen and then add enhancing text and other effects.

Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Available: Download
Websitehttps://www.techsmith.com/snagit.html
Categories: screencapturescreencasting

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 24  2014: 30  2013: 31  2012: 42  2011: 47  2010: 42  2009: 25  2008: 21  2007: 26=

Comments from some of those who selected Snagit as one of their Top Tools

“Snagit gets more versatile each year” Roger Mundell, 2015

“amazing tool for training documentation- create to capture screenshots and to create easy to read/follow “how to” tips using their graphics and shapes etc” 2015

“SnagIt is also available on the Mac and PC and is the best screen shot tool I’ve ever used. I also spoke at the beginning of the Mac Power Users episode #240 about how I use SnagIt for screencasting feedback during the grading process.” Bonnie Stachowiak, 2015

27 – Screencast-O-matic

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Screencast-O-Matic makes screencasting free and easy, with one-click screen capture, online or you can download and install the application on Mac OSX.

Cost: Free
Available: Download
Website:  www.screencastomatic.com
Categories: screencasting

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 27  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: 82=  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007:

Comments from those who selected Screencast-o-matic as one of their Top Tools

“I use this to create videos – the paid, PRO subscription is only $15/year; the tool lets you download as a video, upload to YouTube, edit, and much more!” Jennifer Smith, 2015

“screencast-o-matic, to record screen actions and use it for instruction” 2015

“editing and making videos and screencast in an easy way” Gemma Lesterhuis, 2015

31 – Camtasia

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Techsmith’s Camtasia is a tool to record, edit and enhance on-screen activity in the form of screencasts.

Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available
Available: Download
Website: https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html
Categories: course authoring, screencasting

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 31  2014: 23  2013: 28  2012: 28  2011: 28  2010: 27  2009: 26  2008: 26=  2007: 50

Comments from some of those who selected Camtasia as one of their Top Tools 

“great for screencapture” Wiebe Dijkstra, 2015

“for being the best screen capture tool” Sergey Snegirev, 2014

“all of my online video tutorials are created using Camtasia for Mac. It is user friendly and inexpensive. And it creates great video content for online learning.”  Tim Childers 2013

38 – Adobe Captivate

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Rapidly create simulations, software demonstrations, and scenario-based training.

Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available
Available: Download
Websitehttp://www.adobe.com/products/captivate.html
Categories: course authoring, simulations, screencasting

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 38  2014: 33  2013: 37  2012: 43  2011: 48  2010: 38  2009: 22=  2008: 30=  2007: 17=

Comments from some of those who selected Captivate as one of their Top Tools

“It is less and less frequent, but when we do need an animation or software capture with narration/annotation, we use Captivate. I’m not prepared to defend it against competitors; it’s simply the one we use now.” Ben Carmel, 2015

“The two best products to use to create interactive, SCORM-compliant eLearning courses are Articulate’s eLearning Suite and Adobe Captivate. The reason that Captivate has made my list and not Articulate is purely because Captivate is available on both the Mac and the PC.” Bonnie Stachowiak, 2015

“most versatile eLearning authoring tool” Lieve Weymeis, 2015

47 – Explain Everything

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An interactive whiteboard and screencasting app that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost everywhere

Cost: Small charge
Available: Download
Websitewww.explaineverything.com
Categories: course authoring, screencasting

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 47  2014: 53  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those that selected Explain Everything as one of their Top Tools 

“I use this to make my videos.” Olivia Seger, 2015

57 – Jing

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Techsmith’s Jing is a free screencasting program that lets you capture anything you see on your computer screen, as an image or short video, and share it instantly.

Cost: Free and premium versions
Available: Download
Websitewww.techsmith.com/jing.html
Categories: screencapturescreencasting

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 57  2014: 54  2013: 27  2012: 26  2011: 18  2010: 17=  2009: 20  2008: 26  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Jing as one of their Top Tools

“I use Jing to create short instructional videos, and then store them online at Screencast.com” 2015

“great little screencast tool” Mike Collins, 2014