One of the most frequent questions I receive from faculty looking to use technology in on the ground, hybrid, or online classes is this: how can I, or my students, make screencasts–for free? And without getting stuck in a quagmire of technology?
It’s a lot easier for folks who have Macs, because they can use Quicktime for most basic screencasting purposes.
And while Screencast-o-matic works well for Windows, it won’t record sound unless you get the paid version.
Sure, you can record the screen capture, then put it into a video editor and add recorded narration. And frankly, that is what I do most of the time. It allows me to focus on one aspect of the creation at a time! I don’t know about you, but demoing something on the screen and narrating it at the same time causes my brain to freeze up. Sort of like talking about one thing while trying to write something else on the board at the same time in class….
Anyhow, I stumbled across this article about an easy and free way to make screencasts in Windows 10, including sound, and I thought I’d share it. I don’t have a Windows computer, so I’d be most interested in hearing if anyone tries it and what you think.
Or if you have other suggestions for free and easy ways to record screencasts with narration on Windows computers.
This article on Lifewire details the steps for using the “XBox Game DVR app” that comes with Windows 10 to create screencasts of anything, not just games.