Do you ever wonder how people record what’s happening on their computer screen and then share it with others? This is called screencasting. Google Chrome has 2 apps which are available for free in Chrome Web Store which allow you to record or screencast all screen activity in a few simple clicks.
“Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. It is able to record all screen activity inside a tab, including audio. Just press record and the content of your tab is recorded. So you can easily create a screencast for video tutorials, record presentations etc. It also supports desktop capturing, allowing you to record anything on your screen (not just tabs). Videos are recorded as webm/vp8 files with ogg vorbis audio and can be saved to disk or uploaded to Youtube or Google Drive with a single click. ”
Watch this video to learn more about Screencastify:
2- TechSmith Snagit
“With TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome™ you can take screenshots or screen recordings of anything on your screen including your browser, desktop, and applications you have running. TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome™ will share your screen, so you can share your ideas and insights with anyone you’d like.”
Watch this video to learn more about TechSmith Snagit:
Other screencasting web tools available include Screencast and Screencast-O-Matic.
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