Screencast-O-Matic is a third party screen capture tool that allows participants to record their screens, capture audio and webcam video simultaneously. All recordings are saved directly to the participants computer and can be uploaded to studyspace either through the online workspace or mobile application.
*Note: Screencast-O-matic does not work on mobile devices.
Begin by clicking the Screen Tracking link in your assignment. You will be taken to a page like this:
From here, click "Download launcher" to begin installing the recorder.
Once downloaded, you should see the recorder displayed in the bottom left of your browser. Left-click this download and click "Run" in the security window that appears.
This will prompt the software to install. Once completed, you should see a window with this message:
Finally, go back to the page where you downloaded the launcher, and click "Try again".
Note: If you do this step, you can skip the first step under "Running Screencast-O-matic after install".
Running Screencast-O-Matic after install:
Click "Start Recorder".
In the confirmation window, click "Launch application".
The recorder should now be running and your screen should look like this:
Next, follow these steps:
- Select the "Both" option so that we can see you while you complete the activity.
- Click and drag the corners so that the recorder covers your entire screen.
- Click the red "Rec" button in the bottom left. There will be a countdown from 3 and then it will begin recording.
Once you are finished recording, click the "Pause" button:
Next, click "Done".
In the Options window, select "Save As Video File".
You may now edit the name and folder where this video will be saved. If you do not select a folder for the video, it will be saved to your desktop by default.
Once you have saved the video, you can upload it to the activity. Please be sure to upload it to the correct assignment within the Studyspace project.