Another great tool to use to create a screencast or capture a lecture using a MAC is Quicktime Player. Quicktime has updated it’s offerings and added “Screen Recording.” This tool will capture video and audio from your MAC easily and upload the video directly to a YouTube account.
To use Quicktime Player to create a screencast follow the directions below.
- Open the Quicktime Player from your MAC Launcher.
- Navigate to File > New Screen Recording.
- Check the audio microphone settings using the down arrow menu next to the red record button.
- Locate and open your presentation, Powerpoint slideshow or Google Slideshow, or website pages etc.
- For best results leave the presentation in edit mode, and select the red RECORD button
- You will see a “Click to Record” message, click once to record the entire screen, this will work best if you are using a presentation with animations and transitions.
- Now navigate to your slideshow tools and begin your slideshow.
- Note you will have to use the “trim” tool in YouTube to edit off the first few seconds of your presentation before you embed it into your course.
- When your presentation is complete, navigate to the top right of your screen and press the CIRCLE Record button. This will stop your recording.
- The recording will render a raw footage copy onto your desktop screen. You can now watch and listen to your completed recording.
To upload this recording to YouTube
- Navigate to File > Share > YouTube
- Log in with your YouTube account email and password (I used my @alaska.edu address)
- Select a Catagory
- Title your Screencast
- Add a short description
- Add a tag (lecture topic or course name would work here)
- Uncheck “Make this movie personal” (You will change the privacy to Unlisted later in YouTube)
- Select Next
- Read the YouTube Terms of Service and select Share
YouTube will process and publish your movie into your Video Manager. From here go to the finished video and use the Video Editor Tools as necessary, and update the privacy settings to Unlisted before you embed your video into your Blackboard shell.
For instructons on how to embed your videos see: EduTip: Uploading to YouTube and Embedding Videos in Blackboard
As always, if you have any quetions or need assistance, please give us a call at Academic Innovations & eLearning.