K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

How to Make Video Tutorials with a Screen Recorder

Students learn to use a free video screen recorder to make their own video tutorial.

Student's record the computer screen while demonstrating how to use Pivot Stick Figure Animator using the free video screen capture program "Cam Studio". This is the first video of a 2 part video project. The two videos created with these tutorials will be combined in a video editing activity.

Student's will use a microphone to narrate the video with instructions during the tutorial.



Finished Example:



Step One:

Plugin a microphone, open Cam Studio and set the recording size to 800 X 600, and enable audio recording. Go to Region > Fixed Region.

How to make a tutorial with video screen capture


Set the screen recording width to 800 and the height to 600.

cam studio tutorial


Go to Options > Record audio from microphone.

How to use cam studio


Step Two:

Click the Record button to record and narrate (explain how to use pivot) your video. Keep the video under 2 minutes.

CamStudio Lesson


Record the pivot screen area.

Cam studio in the computer lab


Stop the screen recording and save your video when finished.



Next >> How to Make Video Tutorials Part 2


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