Screen-capture Recording


Screencast-O-Matic (Windows, Mac)

Screencast-O-Matic captures webcam video and/or a screen recording. Videos can be saved to the computer as an MP4, or uploaded directly to YouTube. The free version is fully functional, with only a small discrete watermark in the bottom corner. The limitations of the free version are that the recordings can not be longer than 15 minutes and there are no editing tools. Upgrade to the Pro version for $18/year. Registration required.

Zoom (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS)

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows screen sharing and webcam feeds from all participants. If you would just like to use Zoom as a presentation/screen recording tool, you can simply have a meeting with yourself (host a meeting and not invite any participants) and record it. Once you end the meeting, a video file will automatically be downloaded. Zoom is free for meetings of 40 minutes or less. Registration required.

Microsoft Office 365: PowerPoint (Windows)

Did you know that all Durham College faculty, staff and students have access to Microsoft Office 365? Within this suite of applications is a version of PowerPoint that allows easy capture of screen recordings (this feature is only available for Windows users). Watch this video to learn how.

Quicktime (Mac)

The standard free version of Quicktime on a Mac can be used to capture screen recordings. Visit How to use QuickTime Player to learn more.

Camtasia (Windows, Mac)

Camtasia is a screen recorder and video editor all-in-one. It also has the ability to capture webcam video. If you are creating a lot of videos and looking for an all-in-one capture and editing solution, Camtasia might be worth considering. Educational cost is approximately $230

If you believe that Camtasia can meet your teaching and training needs, full time faculty may be eligible to request a license for the full version. Please consult the One Off Software Requests for Full Time Faculty Use document for information on how to obtain a license.

iOS Built-in Screen Recorder (iOS)

Did you know that your iOS device has a built-in screen recorder? By default this feature is not enabled. Learn how to enable and use this feature.

DU RECORDER (Android, iOS, Windows, Mac)

If you are looking for a free screen recording option for your Android, DU RECORDER is an app that you might want to consider.