Getting Started with Screencastify: Screencasting Chrome Extension
If you still have questions or prefer to get help directly from an agent, please submit a request.
We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
- New Employee
- Support Ticket
- Teacher Resources
- Human Resources
- BCSC Transportation
- Food Service
- Administrative Assistants Meeting
- Canvas Learning Management System
- Safety and Security
Video on how to use Screencastify: https://bit.ly/2WNKewp
Step 1: Search in Google: Chrome Web Store. The homepage looks like this.
Step 2: Type in the search bar: Screencastify.
Step 3: Click the +Add to Chrome button.
Step 4: You will be prompted to add an extension. Click Add Extension.
Step 5: Next to your URL bar you will see any extensions that you have already accepted. The screencastify extension icon looks like the image shown below.
Step 6: Click on the icon. A dialog menu will open. The first time, you will need to sign in with your Google account to link to your Google Drive. This will make sure that all of your Screencastify videos are stored on Google! You will also need to set up microphone and webcam access.
Step 7: When you are ready to record, you have options. You can create a recording of your browser, entire desktop, or just your webcam. Click “show more options” to see more recording options such as the countdown timer or what type of audio you would like recorded (system audio means the sound playing on your device will also be recorded). Then click record.
Step 8: A screen-sharing menu will open; be sure to click (select) your application window (your screen) then click “share” to begin recording.
Step 9: To stop recording, hover your cursor on the bottom of your screen to pause or stop (pausing will allow you to continue, stop ends the recording) OR click the screencastify icon on the top of your browser to pause/stop recording.
Step 10: When you are done recording it will automatically open a new tab that looks like the image below. You can title your screencast. You can share it directly from this screen. You can also download it. You can save to YouTube or Google Drive as well.
Step 11: To share on YouTube, click on the share icon in the toolbar. You will be prompted with this screen. Select YouTube.