When you use a screencast, you record the changes on your computer screen, and enhance this with a voice over. You can use different supporting software & hardware, like PowerPoint or a drawing tablet. In some cases this is used in combination with a webcam recording or an animation.
Screencast with Simone Keijsers, ePOPcorner module ‘Study skills: Theory – how memory works’, produced by the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University
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When to use this format? When you want to:
- Explain software applications, complex models or processes.
- Give a step by-step tutorial to show how something works.
- Easily set something up.
Keep in mind that you:
- Need proficient drawing skills when you use a drawing tablet.
- Should use professional screen capturing software.
- Need a good functioning computer and microphone with at least an HD screen resolution.
- Need to make a test video to see if everything is working properly.