Published: Jan. 24, 2018

The process of selecting a screencasting tool can be overwhelming, especially considering the sheer volume of available options. If screencasting is something you’re interested in, we’ve provided you with a short list of our favorites. All of these option are available on Mac or PC. And, have the ability to save recorded content as a standard video file that can be uploaded to D2L, Canvas, Kaltura, YouTube, or a website of your choice.


Screencast-O-Matic is a free, simple tool that can record up to 15 minutes, record your screen or webcam, publish with a randomized URL or to Youtube, and save as an mp4 for uploading to D2L, Kaltura, or favorite website. The upgraded Pro version remove watermarks from videos, includes a video editor, and has the ability to record longer videos. Visit for more product information. 


Zoom typically wouldn’t fall into the screencasting category since it’s a web conferencing tool. But, it’s a great option to consider since it has the ability to record whatever is on your screen, your webcam, or both (picture in picture). Zoom is supported by the Office of Information Technology and is available at no cost to CU faculty, students, and staff affiliates. Visit for information about Zoom.


Snagit is an all-in-one screen recording tool. The interface uses a one click recording system and allows you to record any portion of your screen. You can also toggle between recording you screen and your webcam. Finally, Snagit does come with an editor that allows you to trim your video. An educational license is $29. Visit for more information about Snagit.