You can find out much more about best practices for creating screencasts by conducting a web search. Helpful tips can be found in both print and video.
You Ought to Know Presentation (10%)
- You will record an individual screencast presentation showing your web page (you do not need to show your face in the video, but I do need to hear your voice) and discussing how you drafted and revised your page for your audience.
- Answers the question: “How did you tailor this writing project to your audiences’ needs?”
- Your video must be uploaded to You Tube, and you must post the URL address to “Screencast Presentation Links” in CIDocs>You Ought to Know.
- Your screencast presentation should be no longer than 5 minutes and is directed towards your instructor.
Due week 15
- You may use any screencast recording software. Screencast-o-matic is free and relatively easy to use, as is Jing. Mac users also have QuickTime built in to their devices, which allows you to record your computer screen. For better quality and editing capabilities, one can pay a modest amount ($15 on Screencast-o-matic) for an annual subscription.
- You should try to use a microphone for better sound quality. Even microphones on ear buds are an improvement over your computer’s microphone.
- If you have a personal gmail account, the same user name and password can be used for your You Tube account.
- Writing out a script of what you want to say before recording the screencast will save you a lot of time and make for a smoother presentation.
- Your screencast presentation should show and discuss specific examples from your web page to support your claims about how you tailored the document toward your audience. This page will help you build your script. Your web page is your only visual for the screencast.