Showing posts with label TechSmith Snagit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TechSmith Snagit. Show all posts

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.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

TechSmith Snagit - A Chrome-based Screen Capture Tool

TechSmith Snagit is a new screen capture tool from the producers of the popular screencasting tools Jing and Camtasia. TechSmith Snagit is a Chrome app and extensions that allows you to capture all or part of screen then draw and write on your screen capture. 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.

TechSmith Snagit is currently in beta, you can register for early access here. Snagit will be released for the general public on November 19th.

Applications for Education
If your school is using Chromebooks, TechSmith Snagit could be a great tool for you. Snagit will allow you to create visual directions of how to use a website or Chrome app to share with your students. Being able to save your screen captures in Google Drive will make it easy to access and share your screen captures any time you're connected to the web.