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Screencasting - Screencast-O-Matic

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General Introduction to Recording your Desktop

Watch the Screencast-O-Matic overview video above to see the functionality of the application. (2:10)

Screencast-O-Matic is a free online screen-casting application. This is easy to use screen-recording application utilizes your web browser and is not dependent on your operating system (PC or Mac). After recording your lesson, the application will create a video file that can be upload to YouTube for sharing. Screencast-O-Matic Application


Beginner's Guide to Screencasting (8:01)
Free version

  • Real-time recording
  • Ability to record screen + webcam
  • 15 min clip limit
  • Software will create an uploadable MP4 video file (for YouTube)
  • Free version does NOT include a video editor
  • Download the Cheat Sheet

Premier Version for all UH Hilo Faculty

FREE for UH Hilo Teaching Faculty

Premier Benefits:

More Tutorials

Premier access is available by invitation only. Invitations are automatically sent to all UH Hilo Teaching Faculty members. If you have not received an invitation, please contact Chris Nishioka @ chrisjn@hawaii.edu to request an account upgrade.

Updated 8/19/2020


Next - Uploading your recordings to YouTube.