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Screencasting: Screenr

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


  • Free, web-based one-click screen recorder.
  • No download required.
  • Windows or Mac.
  • Record with or without audio.
  • Up to 5 minutes recording time.
  • No editing options.
  • Bookmarklet allows you to click and record from any web page.
  • To publish screencast, sign in with Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, or Gmail username and password.
  • Web storage for published screencasts.
  • Screencast sharing options: Send URL or "Tweet" your screencast.
  • Publish to YouTube or download as mp4 file.
  • Embed code to place on web page or in LibGuide.

How to use Screenr

  • Go to the web site that you wish to record.
  • In a new tab in the same browser window, go to
  • Click on the yellow "Launch Screen Recorder Now" button.
  • Move and resize the frame around the area you wish to record.
  • Click the red Record button (red circle at bottom left corner of screen).
  • Record your screencast.
  • Press the green DONE button when finished recording.
  • Preview your screencast.
  • If you want to delete the screencast, click on the "Delete Screencast" link.
  • If you want to share your screencast, log on using Twitter, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, or Facebook.
  • Click on the blue "Publish" button to get a URL or embed code.

Example of Screenr screencast

This screencast created in Screenr shows how to find American Government textbooks from the 1950s-1960s using WorldCat.

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