Video, Audio, and Screencasts


When applicable in this course, you may be interested in using alternative communication methods such as video, audio, and screencast.

Video & Audio

It is easy to create video and audio using a variety of tools and your computer or handheld device(s). The learning management system may also have user-friendly tools built into the course page.


A screencast is a video of your computer desktop you can narrate. To create a screencast, you’ll need software. One easy-to-use application you might want to try is Jing, which is free to download. View this example Jing screencast to learn how to capture video with Jing.

You’ll need administrative permissions on your computer to download this application, so contact your IT department if you are unable to download Jing.