Introduction to Screencasting Tools

Track : Online Tools
Delivery Mode : Asynchronous Workshop
Levels : Beginner,Intermediate
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : Yes

Screencasting enables you to capture anything on your screen, add an audio narration, and share the resulting presentation with your students. Screencasting tools can help you create course orientations, present mini-lectures, provide assignment feedback, and even support students’ technology use. In this workshop, you will look at a variety of web-based, desktop, and mobile screencasting tools to find the right one for your teaching and learning needs. You will engage in the process of creating a screencast, including planning, storyboarding, preparing your screen, recording, and publishing.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss educational uses and best practices of screencasts.
  • Create a short screencast

: None


This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

What are the key takeaways from this workshop?

  • An overview of the basics and uses of screencasting
  • Examples of free and paid tools for creating screencasts
  • A guide for how to plan, storyboard, and create a screencast presentation
  • Creation of a screencast for your online or blended course

Who should attend?

  • Faculty
  • Instructional Designers
  • Educational technologists
  • University staff involved in training

Professional members get special discounted workshop packages. Learn how you can save and what online learning benefits you can get by joining OLC today.

Members can take our workshops at a discounted price. Not a member? Learn more about membership and join here.

Refund Policy
If you register and pay for a OLC workshop and are unable to enroll (due to personal schedule conflicts, illness, etc), we will be happy to apply your payment to another OLC workshop in the same calendar year upon your written request to No refunds will be given.