Several weeks ago I downloaded a screen and video capture tool called Jing after reading about it on Jeff VanDrimmelen’s Educause blog. I thought I would use it to create instructional videos for my students who were having trouble following the school’s online instructions for connecting to the school servers from home. This weekend I finally had a chance to use it, and I am somewhat happy with the results. The sound and video quality are quite good, but I cannot find a way to shrink the size of the video that displays on the page. Hopefully future versions of Jing and Screencast (the application that hosts the videos) will have the feature.
Below is the Media Roll of the two videos I have created already. They are embedded in the page. If you click on a video, a new window will open a swf movie file.