Using Screencast-O-Matic

Step-by-step guide on how to make a Screencast-o-Matic video

Last Updated: May 31st, 2022

There is a free version of Screencast-O-Matic that anyone can use, but it has drawbacks such as watermarks and limited recording time. You can compare the versions on the Screencast-O-Matic upgrade page. The free version is accessed from the Screencast-O-Matic Screen Recorder.

If you are an instructor at Lane and you would like to use the Pro version of Screencast-O-Matic for academic purposes, contact the ATC and ask for the Screencast-O-Matic URL and password. We have a site license that we can give you access to so you don't have to pay for it.

  1. Open up Screencast-o-matic with ATC’s login that is provided to you. You should see a screen like this.
  2. Choose what type of camera you want to use: screen (the desktops camera,) webcam (attached to the computer via USB or another plug in,) or both. Drag the dashed box to fit the area you want to record. Everything within the box will be recorded.
    1. It may be best to have a script prepared for the screencast recording.
  3. Once you’ve finished recording, or need a break, click on the blue Pause button. You can play back, edit, delete, or complete the video from the Pause button.
  4. When you’re happy with how the video is, click Done to finish the videos.
  5. Choose where you want to upload, i.e. Saving as a Video File, Upload to YouTube, Upload to Google Drive
  6. Set the publishing options to your choices, then select Publish, this puts the video in the area of interest.
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Note

All video content created by Lane staff and uploaded to Moodle as a classroom activity for students to view is required to have closed captioning. Please request closed captioning by emailing the ATC or by filling out the following form: link to form

For uploading to Moodle, we have three different methods.


ATC Support & Hours of Operation

Weekday Support, Monday - Friday

The ATC is open to in-person assistance. Support is available through the above remote options and on campus at CEN 208

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