Media: How to Screencast


Screencasting records a digital device’s screen and audio (typically spoken narration). This practice creates content for participants to engage with at their own time and pace. Common examples are tutorials, presentations, and lectures/lessons.



Machine generated captions in Kaltura

Kaltura Capture Tool

Using PowerPoint screen

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Available NYU Tools

  • Kaltura
  • PowerPoint
  • Zoom



  • Start with the goal for using screencasting
    • Examples, 
      • Extend new and relevant learning beyond just live instruction.
      • Prepare students by sharing a long or short lecture before live instruction by flipping the classroom.
      • Show and explain a process. E.g. demonstrating mathematical equations, how to use a design software for an assignment, etc.
  • Prepare:
    • Consider creating a script if you’re planning to record audio or narrate
    • Practice.
  • Select an NYU tool:
    • Kaltura Capture can record a device’s screen, audio, and presenter’s face. This will produce a video in your NYU Stream that can be embedded in Brightspace.
    • PowerPoint allows recording of audio and presenter’s face for each slide. This approach will chunk screencasting/recording throughout a presentation.
    • Zoom sessions can record the device's screen, audio, and presenter’s face. The host of a meeting can save, download, and upload a recording into NYU Stream or  
  • Share content in Brightspace
    • Add a PowerPoint or NYU Stream video via Brightspace’s “Content”. By adding the content under a created “Unit” or within a created “HTML Document”.
  • Ongoing usage
    • The content can be reused in future Brightspace content migrations.

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