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Creating a screen recording is pretty much what it sounds like -- you can record anything that is happening on your screen. Depending on the program, you can also:
There are many programs you can use to create screen recordings. Below is a list of programs that are free to all HSU students, staff and faculty. Some will work on mobile devices as well. Check out the Your Phone page for more details.
You may also want to borrow some equipment from the Digital Media Lab at the Library. There are plenty of microphones and cameras that you can borrow for three days for free! Learn more on the Equipment page.
Zoom is a program that includes web audio/video conferences, messaging, screen sharing, and allows you to record your sessions. You can use Zoom to record a presentation that you present to yourself and then upload the recording where people can view it later. Free for all HSU students, staff, and faculty.
Note: this video was produced by San Diego State University, to access Zoom at HSU, visit https://humboldtstate.zoom.us/.
Apple's QuickTime Player is a basic program for viewing videos but it also has screen recording capabilities. QuickTime comes with all Mac computers for free and is a quick and easy way to record your screen.
Camtasia is a fairly easy to learn yet powerful video editor that is available on Cal Poly Humboldt campus computers as well as off-campus by using Vlab. It is primarily used for creating screen captures (recording your computer screen) but is also great for editing film.
Cal Poly Humboldt Faculty and Staff can download Camtasia to personal computers through the Cal Poly Humboldt Home/Personal Use Software page
Screencast-O-Matic is a freemuim screen recording and editing program. The free version is limited to 15 minutes of recording time and includes no editing features.