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Screencasting: Jing

An introduction to tools and tips for creating screencasts "on the fly."

Jing Features

  • http://ww.techsmith.com/jing
  • FREE!!
  • Download required.
  • Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Captures screenshots AND records screencasts.
  • Videos limited to 5 minutes.
  • Can publish videos for free on Screencast.com, share via Twitter and Facebook....but private unless you share links.
  • Screencast.com provides up to 2 GB storage (limits size and number of videos) and 2 GB bandwidth (limits number of views).
  • No editing features.
  • Can embed video in web pages, including blogs and LibGuides.

NOTE: JingPro is being discontinued...TechSmith recommends SnagIt 11 ($) or Camtasia for more robust features.  Advance capabilities available in SnagIt include the abilty to record longer videos, save videos in MP4 format and instantly upload videos to YouTube.  These features used to be included in JingPro.

Example 1 of Jing Screencast

This screencast was created to help students in a graduate level Human Resources course find the last three years of investment analyst reports through Thomson Research Investext. A distinct URL is created for each video by Jing, and you can send this link to patrons directly via email or IM.  The link to this particular video, for example, is http://www.screencast.com/t/nNTqQTKq.

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Example 2 of Jing Screencast

This screencast was created to help students navigate Mergent Online.  The steps necessary to locate the last year of SEC filings of a public company are outlined.  A distinct URL is created for each video by Jing, and you can send this link to patrons directly via email or IM.  The link to this particular video, for example, is: http://www.screencast.com/t/3NhES3DLhY

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