The new Chrome OS application by Google is called Screencast (Available for all Chromebooks running ChromeOS v. 103+ and scheduled for release in late June 2022).
The layout is very simple and clean. The features are also simple; no major bells and whistles to use.
This app allows you to record the computer screen and utilize the camera to record your face in a small square at the bottom of the screen.
It’s possible to record the full screen, part of the screen, or a specific window. You can also annotate with a pen tool while recording!
The audio and camera can be customized in case it’s necessary to use an external microphone or webcam.
Each recording also downloads automatically to your Google Drive.
The simplicity of this app allows teachers and students to quickly learn the tool’s features and use it immediately.
One of the drawbacks I found while using this tool was how long the processing took to download the video.
I also discovered that with each new recording the settings default back to the original. For example, if recording just the screen rather than having the camera turned on that setting will default to the camera being on.
Of course, this is a brand new tool and it’s likely that Google will continue to provide updates and improvements.
New! Screencast App for Chromebooks from Google
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