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Description Screencasting is a capture of the video output of a computer. These are typically used to instruct others how to do something with a computer.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Version 1.1 (21 March, 2013)
Last Updated 21 March, 2013



Screencasting is the capturing of a computer output to demonstrate a process or procedure. The screencast can be narrated with audio.

Essential Requirements

In order to capture a screencast, you will need computer with screen capture software.


The only equipment needed is a computer.


There are many different types for capturing screencasts. These vary in capability and price.

Learning resources information

Reading List

Key Web links

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand screencasting.


Here are a number of great ideas for using screencasting in a business environment.


Here are a number of great ideas for using screencasting in a education environment.

iPad/iPhone Screencasting

Here are some methods for using your iPad or iPhone to screencast.

Screencast Storage

Here are different services for storing screencasts:

Scripting and Storyboarding

Here are different services for writing better scripts and storyboards:

Technical Tips

Here are some technical tips for improving your screencasts

Tips for Better Screencasts

It is one thing to make a screencast, it is another thing to do it well. These links provide tips for doing it well.

Video Production Guides

Here are some video production guides created by Dave Keto:

Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and using various screencasting applications.