A screencast is a video capture of the computer screen with audio narration. Teaching staff can use screencasts to give feedback to students, for example about assessment criteria. Screencasts make it easy to point to specific instances of a criterion in the text itself as the presenter can highlight and select text in real time.
The University has a campus licence for Panopto software, which is fully integrated with the Virtual Learning Environments WebLearn and Canvas.
See our guide: Tools for screencasting and webcasting
If you don’t need to record the screen as you talk, you could use Canvas’ Speedgrader. This allows teachers to annotate student submissions, and give video and audio feedback separately.
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