What is a Desktop Recording?

A desktop recording occurs when you create a video of all of the computer screen (including webcams) and audio activity on your computer. Desktop recording can also be used to produce Voice-over-PowerPoint (VOP) online lectures.

Why would I use Desktop Recording?

Desktop recordings can be used to create video tutorials for your classes, an introduction to your course, a mini-lecture on a specific topic using a PowerPoint presentation with voiceover or demonstrations of how to use a software program. Desktop recordings may be a component of your flipped classroom where the didactic lectures are moved online (using a desktop recording) with the class time spent on student-centred learning activities.

Desktop recordings may also be used as an alternative to Lecture Theatre Recording when your teaching space is not fitted with equipment to record lectures.

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