Using Snagit for Teachers
Snagit is a screen capture software that lives on your computer. It allows you to capture still images, as well as live video, of you computer desktop. This is called “screen capture.”
Often, when teaching in a computer augmented environment, it is handy to have a program that allows you to take pictures of your desktop or make a quick video.
Some examples are:
A picture of an error message to send to help desk
A picture of a menu to show which button to click
A video that walks your student through the steps to create a document
A video of you reading and responding to a piece of student work on your computer
Here is a video walk through of using the program from the main program screen
Another way to use Snagit, is by launching "One Click" this parks a small control panel on your screen to make it really simple to create a full or partial screen capture at any time with still photo or live video.
To take a picture of all or part of your screen with Snagit
To make a video of all or part of your screen with Snagit
You can set up profiles in Snagit to automatically format your screen shots to a set size or boarder style. And you can also access the programs other options quickly using the "gear" button.
From the onscreen applet you can also launch the classic capture window (featured in the above video) or you can open the Snagit editor to prepare your images for posting on a blog or including in a Camtasia video
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