Recording a Presentation using ScreenPal/Screencast-O-Matic for Students


ScreenPal can be used to record and narrate presentations by recording your computer screen. The free version allows for recordings of up to 15 minutes. You can edit and save the recording to your desktop and then upload it to your Google Drive. Within Google Drive, you can change the sharing settings to create a shareable link that you can paste into your Canvas assignment submission. 


Step 1: Download and Open ScreenPal by clicking  Launch free recorder 
Step 2: Make sure the mic is working properly (in the picture below; there is an X indicating that the isn't working)
Step 3: When you are ready, click Start Recording to record your presentation and narrate it. 

Step 2: When you are finished recording, you can Save the video, Edit the video or Delete the video and start over.

Step 3: If you choose Edit Video, Use the  Tools to make various video edits such as cuts, adding annotations, highlights, image blurs, volume muting, etc. 

  • When you are finished editing the video, Select  Done editing video  at the top left of the screen

Step 4: Press Save as Video File
Step 5: Choose the appropriate settings for the video to work with Canvas and press the  Publish  button

  • Type MP4
  • Filename (this can be anything you want it to be)
  • Folder: Desktop (so it's easy to find
  • Cursor: (this is optional)
  • Quality: Normal

Step 6:  If you wish to share the video as a link, you'll need to upload it to Google Drive first. Please review these instructions if you are not familiar with how to upload a file to Google Drive and make it shareable.

Step 7: Alternatively, you can upload the video directly into Canvas as the submission or use Kaltura to import the video

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Article ID: 102749
Tue 3/24/20 1:21 PM
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