Add screencasting to Snagit for Chrome

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idea - students would like to create screencasts on chromebooks, and there is no app that does that now. The ideal Snagit app would be able to create screencasts with the annotation and audio so that students can demonstrate what they are learning, or explain a concept. Snagit for Chromebooks should be better than the iPad Explain Everything app---
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Helen Lazzaro

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jmlsna

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I totally agree with this statement.  As an educator who has used Explain Everything having something with similar capability on the Chromebook would be awesome. 
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Randy Schott

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Hi Helen,

Thanks for starting the topic.  You beat me to it! :-)

The short answer is that we plan to add screencasting as soon as it is possible.

There are a few technical limitations in Chrome that are preventing us from efficiently capturing the screen.  However, Google is already working on some improvements that look promising.  We will be keeping a close eye on things and are excited to jump on the opportunity when it becomes available.

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Helen Lazzaro

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Thank you for the explanation about Google and screencasting.  Looking forward to progress in this area.
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This is hopeful.  Using screencasting on chromebooks would be wonderful as Helen has mentioned.  
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Our teachers have begun using external platforms such as Knowmia, Edmodo, and Class Dojo - the problem is that our school boards are unable to guarantee the security, much less the existance of these platforms into the future.

+Philippe Lemieux once said, when referring to teachers using platforms other than #gafe, "our data is evaporating" and I would add that our content is also evaporating and that this puts school boards in a difficult position to try to protect their staff and students and guarantee access to the content they are creating! 

What we desperately need (and quick!) is a well-designed integrated screencasting extension for Google Chrome that would allow our teachers to create and store their lessons directly in their Google Drive. 

+TechSmith has just launched their #Snagit  #Chrome  extension - but the screencasting capability is not yet integrated. Please make it so!
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Great points, LG! Randy's post is the official response, and like he said, it's absolutely on our radar, as soon as we can get around some of the technical hurdles in place. We want to make sure we do it in a way that works great for you guys!
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rayaroth2001

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Looking forward to this feature.
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Thanks rayaroth2001! What types of screencasts would you like to make? What types of content, length of videos, etc?
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rayaroth2001

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Kelly, mostly tutorials for students.
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PMTrainer

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Hi Kelly,
I too would love to see this feature added. For me the ideal time would be 5 mins. These screen casts would be for adult learners as I am in the Learning and Development field. 
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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@rayaroth2001: What types of tutorials? Are these mostly tech tutorials (how to use technology), or something else?

@PMTrainer: Same question. :) As far as length, is 5 minutes the absolute minimum, or could short, 20-30 second videos also be useful for things like "quick tips", etc.
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5 Min would be a nice-to-have maximum for me. 3 Min is usually the norm from what I've seen with screenr. 30 sec would be a good min to land on. I would most likely use for tech tutorials.
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Helen Lazzaro

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Please consideration a little longer time for max like 10-15 min? - Screen-cast-o-matic has 15 minutes max, and that works for any teacher tutorial session.  5 minutes may just be a little short, especially for complex explanation.  Jon Bergmann of Flipped Classroom suggests a guideline tutorial length of approx. 1 to 1.5 minutes per grade level that seems to work well.
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Hi Helen,

Thanks for your feedback! Right now, we're definitely still in the process of weighing out the needs for this feature vs. technical possibilities. Hopefully we'll be able to figure out a sweet spot! :)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Snagit for Chrome: Support for screencasting on Chromebooks?.


I'm starting an educational website (something quite unrelated to this, but could work together well) and I really need screencasting on my chromebook so that I can present the software effectively to people who don't live in my city. What do you think?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Video Snagit for Google Chrome.


Pricing for Snagit for Google Chrome. Are you considering offering Video Snagit for Google Chrome for free to those that have purchased the lastest Snagit (for Windows or Mac)? I really do not need Snagit for Windows, but would buy it if I knew that when (video) Snagit for Chrome becomes available, I could get the (video) Snagit for Chrome as a (free) added bonus. Thanks!
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Official Response
The folks on this thread may want to tune in to our March 11 Hangout on Air, as we'll be sharing some exciting details about what's next for Snagit for Google Chrome. Details and RSVP here.



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