A self-recording room will be launched at the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. This is the second self-recording room, after the Faculty of Science. A roadshow and demonstration will be held on Mon 9 Feb at 1030 hrs and Tue 17 Feb at 1430 hrs.
Camtasia Relay is now available to all lecturers for your screen recording needs. Screen recording, also known as screencasting, allows you to record your computer desktop as well as your audio narration. Anything which can be displayed on your computer screen can be recorded.
CIT introduces Screen Recording for all teaching staff. You can now record what is displayed on your computer desktop while you provide audio commentary. This allows you to create a video of a lecture presentation or software demonstration from your Windows or Mac computer, on campus or at home.
Russell Stannard used Camtasia, a screen recording software, to create these short videos which cover various topics on using technology in teaching.
Some might scoff at this as being basic, but it is an effective demonstration of user-generated content. Russell is a teacher, so he created these 'how-tos' with other teachers in mind.
He practices what he preaches. Besides using Camtasia to create Teacher Training Videos, he also uses it to provide feedback to students about their assignments. You can view an example here. You can also see another example of this in the video embedded above. (The text is not so clear in this video.)
Camtasia is commercial software. TechSmith, the company that produces Camtasia, has basic but freely available screen recording software called Jing, which is available for Mac and PC.