Screencasting with Jing

what is it

Jing is a webtool which allows you to capture a static screen shot and use text, boxes, and arrows to draw attention to a particular element or you may capture a video to create a screencast or record conversations that you can listen to at any time.

what skills do I need

You will need to be able to:

  • Copy/paste/upload images
  • Record yourself speaking
  • Write scripts
how do I use it in a course

Watch these videos to get started:

how do I get it


Click on the link below and choose a version of Jing:

Download Jing for Free

How hard is it to do?two hammers

How long does it take?
2-5 minutes to create

quick reads



Use Jing to…

  • Capture an image off of your computer screen to use instantly and share. Jing is a great tool for adding basic visual elements to all of your courses and educational resources.
  • Show the steps to solve math problems or a tricky concept. Mark up the screenshot with a text box, arrow, highlight, or picture captions.
  • Record screencasts up to 5 minutes onsceen video and share ideas with your class. Select any window or region that you would like to record, and Jing will capture everything you see, and do.
  • Communicate, collaborate and record conversations that you can review and listen to at any time. As soon as you’re done recording, your screencast video is ready to upload and share over the web, IM, and email.
  • Create training videos, document complex data operations and professional tutorials that would otherwise be virtually impossible to illustrate with words alone.
  • Record your feedback as you grade papers, or take a snapshot to share with your students. Share student’s feedback with your class.
  • Create a video on how to use library resources, reference materials and research database catalogs.
  • Jing will place a hyperlink on your clipboard when you send your screenshots to or Flickr allowing you to share images instantly.

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