Often, people like to make videos showing how to do something on a device or laptop. Most devices make it easy to do short screen recordings, in a variety of ways.
- Zoom in on your screen using Ctrl or the Mac sign and the plus key (+). This will make the screen recording clearer and larger.
- Use headphones with a mic – this will pick up your spoken words more clearly.
- Don’t be afraid to take more than one recording.
- These videos are most often short and sometimes silent. They are often accompanied by text explanations. If they are narrated, they would also need to be captioned.
- Many might be turned into .gifs to run on a loop. Use a gifmaker like Giphy to make this happen.
Choose your device
To screen record on an Android phone or tablet, you’ll need to use a third-party app. There are lots out there, and here are a few of the more highly rated free apps.
Evaluate the one that’s right for you, then download it from your device’s app store.
You can screen record in a variety of ways on a Windows PC. Try one of these solutions:
- Use the screen recording tool built into PowerPoint. Right click on the recording to save it as a video file.
- Use Windows key + G to open the Game Bar and record.
- Use a free tool like Screencast-o-matic. Create an account using your school email.
- If you want to do more complex videos, use another free software like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) or request an Adobe license from IT Services.