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Cost: FREE for basic use, PAID to remove the watermark

Description: Screencast-O-Matic is a free software that records your computer screen. It can be used to record anything that is displayed on the monitor. Once finished recording, the user can export it directly to their own video hosting service, Youtube, or to various video formats such as MP4. This program is great for narrating students through any kind of still media. Depending on your computer, framerates can be a little slow, so narrating video might not be the best approach. However, to explain something like a presentation or a poster, it is great. It can also be a great system for narrating use of software such as Adobe Photoshop or even something as simple as Windows Movie Maker.

Difficulty of Use: Screencast-O-Matic is very easy to use. The program starts with 3 clicks and the interface is incredibly easy to use.


OBS - Open Source Broadcaster

Sample video footage of OBS Making a Programming Tutorial

Cost: FREE for all use

Description: Record screen activities and web cam into standard video files accessible from any video player on PC, MAC, iPhone/iPad and other smartphones.

Difficulty of Use: This program is relatively easy to use, but has somewhat of a learning curve concerning settings. With a few minutes of playing with it, we were able to set up everything perfectly.




Video Explaining EZVid features

Cost: FREE for basic use, PAID to remove the watermark

Description: With one click, you can record your screen with Ezvid, and capture whatever appears on your computer screen: Web pages, games, applications, paint programs, maps — the list goes on and on. Edit your video and then save it for later, or upload it directly to YouTube: the choice is yours.

Difficulty of Use: EZVid is pretty easy to use, but has a slight learning curve.



Video of Jing Features

Cost: FREE

Description: Try Jing for a free and simple way to start sharing images and short videos of your computer screen. Whether for work, home, or play, Jing gives you the ability to add basic visual elements to your captures and share them fast.

Difficulty of Use: Jing is relatively easy to use, but has a slight learning curve for advanced features.






ScreenCastify - Google Chrome Extension

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Cost: FREE as a Google Chrome Extension

Description: Screencastify allows you to cast your screen directly from Chrome. Paired with other Google Chrome apps such as Docs or Presentations, one could easily narrate their slideshows or documents and create simple videos to narrate. This would also work with websites and other Chrome apps.

Difficulty of Use: ScreenCastify is relatively easy to use. You need to understand how to install a Chrome extension, but it is not difficult at all!

Link: ScreenCastify Chrome App for Chrome




Tutorial of Camtasia Features

Cost: $299.00, but for a valid reason

Description: More than a simple screen recorder, Camtasia Studio helps you create professional videos easily. Use Camtasia Studio to record on-screen activity, customize and edit content, add interactive elements or import media, and share your videos with anyone, on nearly any device. Camtasia allows for intense editing, a huge list of features, and 

Difficulty of Use: Camtasia is relatively easy to use, but has a slight learning curve for advanced features. It is worth learning about these features if you spend this much money on screen recording software.