A screencast is a digital video recording of a computer screen. Special software records what is happening on the screen.
A screencast is usually then subject to further processing: editing or adding supporting texts and audio commentary.
Camtasia Studio 8 offers numerous editing options and produces compact files.
Several Multimedia workstations in Xplora have Camtasia installed. Students and staff can use the application on site. The program can also be downloaded free of charge via techsmith.com for use over a 30 day trial period.
Screencasts are most commonly used to:
produce software demos
produce online training tutorials
replace documentation and guides
visualize frequently asked questions (FAQs)