The Best Screencasting Apps for Different Uses

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Screencasting is a great way to make quick tutorials, give students feedback on their work, and create learning content. But screencasting apps exist with a range of functionality, which can leave instructors unsure as to which is the best for their purposes, budget, and technical proficiency. Here are some of the best options, grouped according to simplicity and functionality.


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Screencasting is a great way to make quick tutorials, give students feedback on their work, and create learning content. But screencasting apps exist with a range of functionality, which can leave instructors unsure as to which is the best for their purposes, budget, and technical proficiency. Here are some of the best options, grouped according to simplicity and functionality.

Simple but powerful

Best for making quick screencasts without edits

More powerful

Best for simple edits, screen enhancements like highlights or arrows, and creating new content for courses

Most powerful

Best for doing a lot of editing to screencasts