Final Thoughts on Screencasting

We had a great workshop on screencasting last weekend. If you missed it, you can check out the replay on the Pop-Up PD tab on my website. It will require you to login to view the page.


Over the last several weeks I have introduced you to various screencast topics:

I'll wrap up the topic of screencasting by giving some final pointers I shared in the workshop.


Length - Shorter is typically better. Videos that are two minutes or less in length get the most interaction. The average YouTube video length is about 5 minutes. My screencasts are typically less than 15 minutes.

  • Break your video into short segments that can be played as needed. Some would call this method microlearning.

  • Create a playlist of these short segments.

Sample Playlist:

Closed Captioning and Languages

  • It is fairly easy to add Closed Captioning (CC) with YouTube. You can see how to do this in my video replay.

  • Teach your patrons how to set up their YouTube to translate the CC into the language of their choice. Love this option! You can see how to do this in my video replay.

  • Note also that your patrons can customize the font type, color, background color, and so much more by using the CC settings. You can see how to do this in my video replay.

Be sure to check out my Pop-Up PD tab on www.laurasheneman.com. You must login to see the recorded webinars.



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