Final week Google launched a brand new approach to file screencasts in your Chromebook. You may watch my tutorial about the right way to use it proper right here or as embedded on the finish of this weblog publish. After every week of utilizing it, listed here are 5 issues that I like about it and I feel will probably be useful to lecturers and college students going ahead. Automated Transcripts
The entire screencasts that you just create with the Chrome OS display screen recorder are routinely transcribed for you. These transcripts are timestamped to make it simple to learn by them and click on to the corresponding part of your video. You may edit the transcripts to right any errors. An instance of an error that I at all times should right seems every time I say my final identify in a video. Byrne at all times seems as Burn within the routinely generated transcript.
Automated Transcript Translation
When college students view your video and its corresponding transcript they’ll select to learn the transcript in English or in one other language of their alternative. Soar to the 1:36 mark on this video to see how college students can view translated transcripts of your screencast movies.
Autosave to Google Drive
As you’d anticipate from a device created by Google, the entire screencasts you create with the Chromebook screencast recorder are routinely saved in your Google Drive account. Like every little thing else in your Google Drive, you possibly can shortly and simply share your movies along with your college students in Google Classroom.
The Chrome OS screencast recorder launches sooner than any of the browser-based screencasting instruments that I’ve tried. That is most likely resulting from the truth that the screencast recorder is a part of the OS and never an exterior third-party service operating in Chrome. You may discover in my demo video that I did not have choose what I wished to seize on my display screen. That is completely different than each different screencasting device I’ve used on Chromebooks. All of these different instruments require you to specify if you wish to file a tab, a window, or the entire display screen earlier than you begin recording.
You may discover that the Chrome OS screencast recorder does not have as many drawing choices as another screencasting instruments. Initially, I used to be a little bit upset by that. However on additional consideration, I noticed that I do not truly use the entire drawing instruments in these different screencasting instruments anyway. And the limiting of drawing choices most likely helps to maintain the Chrome OS screencast recorder operating sooner and smoother than if Google had tried to cram a bunch of options into the preliminary launch of the recorder.
Watch my video beneath to see how the brand new screencasting device constructed into Chromebooks works.