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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Snagit for Chrome Now Supports Screencasting on Chromebooks

Five months ago TechSmith launched Snagit for Chrome to enable Chrome users, particularly Chromebook users, to easily create screen capture images. Today, TechSmith launched a new beta version of Snagit for Chrome that supports creating screencasts that you can save into your Google Drive account.

To use the new screencasting option in Snagit for Chrome you will have enable the "beta" version of both the Snagit for Chrome extension and Chrome app.  The Snagit Chrome extension is what allows you to capture your screen. The Snagit Chrome app allows you to save your screen captures in your Google Drive account. You do have to install both the extension and the app for Snagit to work correctly. The video below provides directions on how to enable the beta mode of Snagit for Chrome. The video also shows you how the screencasting works.



Applications for Education
Snagit for Chrome screencasting is still a beta product and the set-up of it could definitely use some enhancement. That said, if your school is using Intel-based Chromebooks and you're looking for a screencasting option, Snagit for Chrome could be a good option to pursue.

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