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Screencasts are recordings of the activity on your computer screen. They can be valuable tools for demonstrating how to navigate web pages or use specific software.
Many screencasting programs allow the addition of onscreen captions or highlighting of specific areas of the screen.
Screencasting software ranges from simple, free, and online, to complex systems with sophisticated editing tools.
VCC Library sample screencast
Made with Screencast-o-matic.
Demonstrates finding royalty-free images (tooth decay)
Created to quickly answer a question from a health sciences faculty member
One shot, no editing, audio with auto closed captioning from YouTube (edited)
Creating a video was faster than typing an explanation.
Excellent example of a screencast that was relatively quick to record, but is an effective instructional tool
Screencasting: Best Practices, Editing & Captioning
These slides are from a July 2020 workshop. This is one presentation, expanded to demonstrate uploading captions files to VCC Mediaspace, and then cut into three.
Subjects: ASL, Deaf & Visually Impaired
Automotive & Heavy Duty Transport
Deaf & Hard of Hearing
ESL (LINC, Pathways)
Legal Assistant & Paralegal
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