Screencastify is a free Chrome extension that allows you to capture audio and/or video right from your Chrome browser. As a teacher, you can use it to provide direct instruction, give assignment feedback, or introduce a lesson. Students can use it to complete assignments or demonstrate their know-how.
Common uses for screencasting:
Course Tours: guide students through your course
Explainer: explaining a complex concept
Supplements: re-teach or enhance concepts that students usually find difficult.
FAQ's: answer frequently asked questions
Feedback: providing feedback to students
How Do I Record a Video Using Screencastify?
It just takes a simple click or two to capture a multimedia video with Screencastify. When you're finished making your video, you'll have some options for where to save it. The easiest and most automatic option is to let it auto-save to your Google Drive. That's all you need if you're using Schoology! Watch the video below, or see step-by-step directions here.
How Do I Embed a Screencastify Video in Schoology?
Once you have created a video with Screencastify, you can embed that video on pages or in assignments in your Schoology course. Follow the step-by-step directions below or watch the tutorial to learn how. Watch the video below, or see step-by-step directions here.
How Does a Student Submit a Screencastify Video in a Schoology Assignment?
Students can create videos and submit them easily with Screencastify and Schoology. Follow the step-by-step directions or watch the video tutorial below to learn how.
So, screencasting is a great way to add a human element to your Schoology courses. While it is easy to see how it can be useful in virtual classes, it can also help you make versatile lessons that can be used in face-to-face classes as well!