How to Create Screencast and Introductory Videos using Snagit
At Wake Technical Community College’s Workforce Continuing Education division, a large portion of the classes are being taught either as hybrids, web-based, or entirely online. What this means to the instructors and students is often a complete lack of face-to-face interaction with each other. Because the vast majority of students have never taken an online course, there is often a certain amount of frustration as students try to adapt to new technology as well as the transition to online learning, which frequently results in students dropping courses. The SME proposed a way to help bridge the gap in student/instructor face-to-face interaction and asked me to come up with a way to show instructors how to create, edit, and upload videos introducing themselves to their class.
At the completion of this course, learners will be able to create a video of themselves using a webcam and the software program Snagit and upload the file into Moodle for use in online courses.
Platform + Tools Used: LMS, Moodle, Photoshop, Bootstrap, Camtasia, Snagit, HTML, LucidChart
Design Model: Dick and Carey
Instructional Strategies: Based on Marzano et al.’s and Dean et al.’s categories of instructional strategies (as cited in Brown & Green, 2016).
- Linguistic Mode
- Nonlinguistic Representation
Design Model Rationale:
I chose to use the Dick and Carey Instructional Design Model for this instruction because the goal of the course is to teach learners how to use a software program to produce instructional content, but I needed the course to be interactive and not become an information dump of step-by-step instruction. I completed the following sequence of processes to develop the instruction: identified goals and objectives, completed needs, task, and learner analyses, determined assessments, determined learning strategies, chose learning materials and activities, and finally conducted summative and formative analyses.
Determine Instructional Steps:
Section 1: Starting Snagit and the Capture Window
- Launch Snagit and open the Capture Window
- Set all required presets for audio and video
- Start and stop recording your video
- Handout: Snagit User Guide PDF
- Watch: An Example of a Video Created with Snagit
- Read: Starting Snagit and the Capture Window
- Read: Settings for Audio and Video for an Introductory Video
- Read: Recording the Introductory Video
- Activity: Download, install, and record a test video using Snagit