Screencasting: Best Practices (CTE7539)

Friday, March 5, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST (GMT -05:00)

Location: Online (MS Teams)

Facilitator: Kyle Scholz (Centre for Teaching Excellence)


No make-up, wardrobe, or stylist, and yet you’re still going in front of the (web) camera day after day creating and recording lessons for your learners. The skills required to create screencasts have had to be developed on the fly, but there is much we can learn from research and practical experience that informs how best to create an engaging screencast. This session will explore the platforms, tools, approaches, and techniques that can be employed to turn a pre-recorded lesson into an engaging screencast.

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • Identify technology to best support the objectives of your screencast
  • Describe best practices to produce effective and engaging screencasts
  • Determine when and how to incorporate interactivity in your screencasts


Registration required (if this is your first time using GoSignMeUp, you will need to set up your account first). If you have changed roles at the University (e.g., graduate student to faculty) please updateyour "Participant Profile" in your GoSignMeUp account.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.