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Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic is an easy-to-use video and screen recording web application that enables you to capture what is being displayed on your 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.

How to Register and Install Screencast-O-Matic

  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.

  4. Return to the Fitchburg State Screencast-O-Matic page and click Download Install to download the screen recorder.

  5. On the "After Downloading" screen, click OK.

  6. Once installed, click on the application to open it. Select I have a Team Plan.

  7. Enter the Access URL FitchburgState and click Submit.

  8. On the "Install Setup" screen, click OK.

  9. When the app opens, you’ll be brought to your video library. To begin recording, select Record in the top right corner.

Screenshots

Screenshot showing the registration screen.
The registration screen

Screenshot showing the "Download Install" button.
The Download Install button

Screenshot showing the instructions to follow after downloading the application.
You'll see these instructions after downloading Screencast-O-Matic

Screenshot showing the "I have a Team Plan" button.
Click the I have a Team Plan button.

Screenshot showing where to enter the FitchburgState access URL.
Enter the FitchburgState Access URL

Screenshot showing the OK button.
Click OK when prompted

Screenshot showing the Record button.
The Record button

How to Create and Upload a Recording

  1. To create a recording, select Record in the top right corner from your video library.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  5. To upload your recording, select Upload to Screencast-O-Matic.

  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.

  7. Once your video has been uploaded, you can open your upload or copy the link to share.

  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.

  10. To share uploaded content, select the link icon to copy the direct link to the video.

Screenshots

Screenshot showing the location of the Record button.
Click the Record button to create a recording.

Screenshot showing the handles used to drag to set the recording area.
Drag the handles of the recording frame to adjust the recording area.

Screenshot showing the location of the Done button and the trash icon.
Click the Done button to save your recording or the trash icon to discard your recording.

Screenshot showing the video library.
Manage your recordings in your video library.

Screenshot showing the Upload to Screencast-O-Matic button.
Click the Upload to Screencast-O-Matic button to upload your recording.

Screenshot showing the Account, Title, and Searchable text fields and the Publish button.
Fill out the Account, Title, and Searchable text fields then click the Publish button.

Screenshot showing the Open Upload or Copy Link options.
After uploading, select Open Upload or Copy Link.

Screenshot showing the Uploads button used to access all videos you've uploaded.
Select Uploads to access all the videos you've uploaded.

Screenshot showing the location of the link icon used to copy the direct link to your video.
Select the link icon to copy the direct link to the video.

Video Tutorials

Need More Help?

For Screencast-O-Matic training, please contact:

Allison Bunnell
abunnell@fitchburgstate.edu
(978) 665-3769

Scott MaGuire
smaguir7@fitchburgstate.edu
(978) 665-3522

 

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