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How to create screencasts of student presentations for the language learner ePortfolio in the digital audio lab


  1. Students can now easily video-record their own screens during class presentations – not only when using PowerPoint; instead students could demo a website, like their Facebook page.
  2. Last year, we were limited to PowerPoint’s record slideshow with timing and narration feature, and either send the PPSX (small, but requires the PowerPoint viewer) or the “Save as” video (new in PowerPoint 2010; computing intensive and large file size).
  3. Now with MS-Community Clips, screencasts are
    1. minimal effort to create (keyboard shortcut WIN+ALT+R or T; save on desktop; drag/drop into Sanako homework folder)
    2. and little effort to distribute:
      1. Students could have uploaded to a Moodle’ file upload assignment (default file size limit: 64MB) or Kaltura file upload assignment (not sure whether there is a size limit). This seems more suitable for assignments with screencasts recordings.
      2. In this instance
        1. Sanako collected the Homework files to the Sanako share,
        2. my langlabemailer emailed them as attachment (so far tested to allow for 25MB attachment size, the equivalent of 7-8 minute screencast, a hefty space to fill in L2!  We also established: 45MB is too much… Smile)  to the originating student and teacher, for review, grading –
      3. and – provided it passes muster as an attractive and significant piece – possibly for re-use in the student’s language learner ePortfolio.
  4. In addition,
    1. Before the presentations, the teacher easily collaborated on proof-reading the slide decks of individual students, by using the Sanako Remote control screen sharing feature.
    2. During the presentation, students followed more closely – which seemed to increase their attention and comprehension -, thanks to audio and screen being shared to them from the presenter, using the Sanako’s  “Model student” feature.

How a teacher can divide a class into groups, each sharing audio and one screen, in Sanako Study 1200–the ultimate training summary…

  1. … using animated GIFS
    1. make groups (=sessions) like shown here;
    2. share audio/screen within  each group so that (ideal for enforcing oral communication during a shared computer task)
      1. everybody can hear and speak, like shown here (but use option “All in group” instead of pairs in discussion);
      2. everybody can see screen of “model student”  (as shown here), but only screen owner can type/mouse (and draw, using start/Zoomit/CTRL+F1).

Sanako Study 1200 screen sharing: How students can present their computer-based work to the entire class from their seats

  1. Do you assign computer projects – web quests, writing tasks – to students on the LRC computers, and do you want each of them to present his/her project work to the entire class?
  2. You can save a fair amount of (precious class) time (and of distracting commotion), if you use the Sanako classroom management system’s screen sharing features.
  3. Rather than having students walk up (the “pedestrian” approach), transfer their work to (e.g. reopen their website or MS-Word on) the teacher computer and present it from there to the class –
  4. students can remain in their seats/on their computers, if you use one of these two approaches:
    1. to show the  students’ work on the classroom projector screen:
      1. Click on the student’s icon in the classroom layout, from the popup-window, choose button: “Remote Controlimage
      2. a new window showing the student’s screen opens up: drag it to the projected screen and maximize it: ready to roll…
    2. to show the students’ work on the audience’s computer screens:
        1. from the center buttons, open the submenu of button “screen control” , choose submenu item “model studentimage
          1. (to avoid affecting self access students in the LRC, you may want to group all your students into one color group, and then work with the colored left parts of the center buttons, instead o the grey right parts),
        2. with the altered mouse cursor, click on the student icon in the classroom layout that you want to become the model student
        3. the other students’ icons (either in the entire class or in the group affected, see above) in the classroom layout will change to the icon denoting “receiving model student”: student-icon-model-student. ready to roll…