A screencast is a digital recording of your actions on a computer screen, often containing audio narration. Screencasts are valuable for demonstrating computer applications or processes. This page contains links to collections of screencasts and to tools used for creating screencasts.

Screencast Collections

  • Screencast Central - a collection of many step-by-step video tutorials
  • Screencasts Online - Get the most out of your Mac with these video tutorials.
  • FreeScreencast.com - offers many screencasts that can be embedded. Also offers a screen recorder program so you can record your own screencasts (Windows only at this time).

    This screencast is from FreeScreencast.com and demonstrates how to find webquests.

Free Screencast Creation Tools

  • ScreenToaster is a completely web based application that allows you to record what is happening on your computer screen at any given time. The latest updates to ScreenToaster now allow you to record audio to accompany your screencasts. You can also now choose to record all of your screen or just a portion of your screen. When your recording is complete you can save your screencast to your computer, upload it to ScreenToaster, or upload it to YouTube.
  • CamStudio - Records screen activity from the Windows desktop into standard AVI movie files. It is an ideal tool for creating software demonstrations.
  • Jing - The concept of Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere. Try it, you’ll like it. It's free.
  • ScreenHunter 5.0 - a free screen capture tool.
  • Flowgram - Create and share screencasts online.

    Watch this Flowgram to see how it works.