Self-Paced Professional Development Course

What is Screencast-0-Matic?

Screencast-O-Matic is a fairly simple tool for creating recordings of your voice along with your screen and/or webcam video. It is a little more robust than Vidyard or Screencastify, offering some more advanced options for editing, annotations, etc. but also having a little more of a learning curve.

How can I use it to enhance & transform my classroom?

Screencasting is a terrific way to provide video tutorials and mini lessons to your students. Although there may be dozens of recordings from others readily available online, your students will benefit from hearing their own teacher's voice and explanation.

Video lessons are terrific for providing differentiated learning. Students who learn quickly may only need one straight-through viewing, but struggling students may pause the lesson and replay it as many times as needed.

Self-Paced Training

Things to Read and Watch

Welcome to Screencast-O-Matic
Click the link below to sign up for your free account and install the recorder.
Screencast-O-Matic Tutorial
The tutorial shows the basic features of Screencast-O-Matic and will probably be all you need to create your personal video lesson. Follow the link below for many more specific tutorials if you need help with more advanced features.


I highly recommend that you upload your video to YouTube. This will make it easier to embed in an eLearning lesson or send to your students in Google Classroom. To do this, you'll need to first sign in to your Tube Account and set up your channel.

  1. Sign into YouTube with your school Google account
  2. Click upload
  3. When prompted, create your "channel"
  4. You will now be able to upload video files, from your computer or directly from Screencast-O-Matic, to your YouTube channel.


  • Record your own video lesson showing your screen, webcam or both!
  • Use it with your students - this is great for a sub day or eLearning lesson.

Get your badge and PGP Certificate!

Complete the form below to show what you've learned and accomplished! Once reviewed, you'll receive your badge and PGP certificate.


(Sorry.... these are only available to Southwest Parke staff.)

Rachel Porter

I'd love to help you become more proficient with Screencast-O-Matic. Contact me with questions specific to your classroom!