As a teacher, I always struggled with ways to quickly and easily leave digital feedback on work submitted by students. Tools like Google Drive and Dropbox are great for sharing the work, but not so great at giving feedback to the kids. That’s where Snagit comes in.
Snagit has two modes… video capture and image capture. Let’s start with video.
Snagit’s OneClick interface on both Windows and Mac hides on your desktop for when you need it.
To record, it’s as easy as 1-2-3.
- Select video mode.
- Click record.
- Choose the area of your screen to record.
Snagit will begin the recording and all you need to do is go through the student’s work, speaking as if they were in front of you. You can even use an input tablet to make edits and highlights. When you’re done, click Stop and then share directly to Screencast.com, YouTube, or even Evernote. You can download more output plugins for Windows or Mac to find one that works best. Take a look at the example below to see how simple it can be.
Can’t see the video? Try watching it here.
Images are just as simple. In the OneClick interface, select Image mode. Then, click the capture button and select the portion of your screen you want to capture.
After your capture, you can use the tools in the Snagit image editor to leave comments and feedback that can be easily shared with students as an image file. This format is perfect for assignments that aren’t written, like digital photography or even web design (click the image to enlarge).
When you’re done, you can automatically send the photo to Screencast.com, send an email the the image attached, or even to PowerPoint to collect examples to share in class. It’s totally up to you!
Do you use Snagit for digital feedback in other ways with your students? We’d love to hear how and see more examples in the comments.
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