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Ink2Go is a free annotation and recording software available for PC and Mac. Ink2Go allows you to annotate over your live computer screen, record a video, and save your annotations as images or videos to share. Ink2Go works on the Wacom Tablet available in the Vitale Digital Media Lab.
AppShow was designed for users to create app previews and training videos about iOS apps. Using your device with iOS 8, a lightning cable, and a Mac, users can easily record their iPhone or iPad’s screen and utilize AppShow’s recording templates complete with music and transitions.
A free and easy screen capture tool for Windows and Mac. Screencast-O-Matic allows you to record right from your computer screen with no installation, or you can download and run from your Applications. Pro version has more options and is available for $15/year.
A low-cost app available via Apple. Explain Everything allows you to annotate, animate, and narrate presentations and lectures, capturing on-screen animation and sound via the microphone on your Apple iOS device.
ProfCast offers a low-cost option for recording lectures and presentations (including PowerPoint and Keynote Slides) as podcasts. Available for Mac and PC; educational discounts may apply if bought in certain quantities.
Adobe Captivate 6 is an advanced eLearning platform that allows you to create application simulations and demos, import PowerPoint slides, and add interactive elements to presentations for publishing to learning management systems, the web, and mobile devices. Software upgrades from previous versions (5, 5.5) educational discounts are available.
Camtasia for Mac is customized for Mac computers. The software allows you to customize your screen recording with music, camera video, and photos, and has powerful video editing functions. Camtasia for Mac is available from $99 with an educational discount.
E-beam is a powerful interactive whiteboard system for PC and Mac that is now available for use in the WIC Seminar Room and for loan in the Digital Media Lab. E-beam allows you to use any dry-erase whiteboard to capture, record, and play back your lessons, and to create a digital file with audio.
Wacom pen tablets offer great functionality for graphic projects, from photography to sketching to digital inking. The Vitale Digital Media Lab has both the Wacom Bamboo Fun graphic tablet and the Wacom Intuos 3 graphic tablet for use.
LiveScribe has a series of smart pens that capture anything you write on paper and transfers your notes and audio to any digital device (also works with Evernote).
Why Learn about Screen Videos?
A screen video records all sound and motion on your computer screen in order to save it to video and share with others. Screen videos are powerful tools for displaying your presentation to an online audience. They are becoming especially popular in MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses. There are many ways to record a screen video to make a lecture or presentation. Some easy options include Microsoft PowerPoint, SnapzPro, and other screencast software and hardware that allows you to record and upload to courseware sites. Each tab in this guide provides more in-depth information on creating screen videos using these tools.
LinkedIn Learning @ Penn
LinkedIn Learning provides over 77,000 training videos related to new technologies and software. Faculty, students, and permanent staff can access LinkedIn Learning through Pennkey access.