Creating screencasts is a self-paced, online course that you can start, finish or just dip into at any time. It's one of a growing catalogue of Skills Journey courses for learning professionals. You can buy this course on its own or subscribe to the whole catalogue.
The course is aimed at digital content designers, software developers, software users, trainers, marketers – in fact just about anyone who wants to create software demos. It assumes no technical knowledge other than basic computer skills. If you already have software suitable for creating screencasts, that’s fine. If you don’t, you’ll find out on the course what’s needed to do a good job.
This course will enable you to:
Well, it all depends.
To help you build your screencasting skills we have provided you with eight lessons, each of which includes a short video and sometimes an optional activity to complete. We have also provided you with a number of resources that you can use for on-going reference, including tips and links to useful tools.
In lessons one to six we’ll cover what screencasts are, the formats, the characteristics of good screencasts, the design process, the tools and ways to distribute your screencast. In lessons seven and eight we’ll see how that looks in practice as we go through the design and development process for a short screencast.
This resource has been designed, developed and presented by the Skills Journey team, drawing upon decades of experience working with learning and development professionals across the world.