Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic is an easy-to-use video and screen recording web application that enables faculty to capture what is being displayed on their computer screen along with audio. The tool comes with full editing functionality. Once created, videos can easily be accessed by students via a shared link.

Screencast-O-Matic through Fitchburg State is only available to faculty for recording, not students. As long as videos are shared properly, students can access videos faculty have created.

Screencast-O-Matic Tutorials

  1. Visit the Fitchburg State Screencast-O-Matic page.
  2. Log in using your full Fitchburg State email address and Falcon Key password.
  3. On the next screen, complete the registration process by entering your first and last name and checking the box to agree to the Terms of Service. Click Create Account.
    Screenshot showing the registration screen.
  4. Visit the Fitchburg State Screencast-O-Matic download page 
  5. Download Screencast-O-Matic by clicking the Download Install button, then follow your computer’s installation process.
    Screenshot showing the Screencast-O-Matic download button.
  6. On the "After Downloading" screen, click OK.
    Screenshot showing the instructions to follow after downloading the application.
  7. Once installed, click on the application to open it. Select I have a Team Plan.
    Screenshot showing the "I have a Team Plan" button.
  8. Enter the Access URL FitchburgState and click Submit.
    Screenshot showing where to enter the FitchburgState access URL.
  9. On the "Install Setup" screen, click OK.
    Screenshot showing the OK button.
  10. When the app opens, you’ll be brought to your video library. To begin recording, select Record in the top right corner.
    Screenshot showing the Record button.
  1. To create a recording, select Record in the top right corner from your video library.
    Screenshot showing the location of the Record button.
  2. Drag the handles of the recording frame to adjust the recording area. Before recording, you can also choose whether to record your screen, webcam, or both and select the recording time. When you’re ready to begin recording, select Rec in the lower left corner.
    Screenshot showing the handles used to drag to set the recording area.
  3. To stop recording, click the pause icon in the lower left corner. Next, click Done to complete your recording, or click the trash icon to discard your recording.
    Screenshot showing the location of the Done button and the trash icon.
  4. When you’ve finished recording, your video will open in your video library. Here you can preview, edit, and upload your video, or delete it from your library.
    Screenshot showing the video library.
  5. To upload your recording, select Upload to Screencast-O-Matic.
    Screenshot showing the Upload to Screencast-O-Matic button.
  6. You will be prompted to publish your video. Check to ensure the video is associated with your Fitchburg State account, you have titled your video, and under Searchable: No Where is selected. Click Publish.
    Screenshot showing the Account, Title, and Searchable text fields and the Publish button.
  7. Once your video has been uploaded, you can open your upload or copy the link to share.
    Screenshot showing the Open Upload or Copy Link options.
  8. To access all videos you’ve uploaded, visit the Fitchburg State Screencast-O-Matic page and log in using your full Fitchburg email address and Falcon Key password.
  9. From your account, select Uploads.
    Screenshot showing the Uploads button used to access all videos you've uploaded.
  10. To share uploaded content, select the link icon to copy the direct link to the video.
    Screenshot showing the location of the link icon used to copy the direct link to your video.

Instructions

Screenshot showing the location of the Start button in the Screencast-O-Matic Speech-to-Text feature

  1. Edit the automatically generated captions to match exactly what you said in the audio recording.
  2. To edit the captions, click in the Captions Text area. Then click the play button in the lower left corner. The audio and video will play while the captions scroll. When you notice a change is needed just click again in the Captions Text area. This will pause the audio and video and the scrolling captions. Make your changes and click the play button again to continue edits.

Screenshot showing the location of the Edit button in the Screencast-O-Matic Speech-to-Text feature

Resources

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