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Screencast-O-Matic: Publishing to Video

Screencast-O-Matic, v2.4.0. Be aware that different versions of Screencast-O-Matic will vary in appearance and functionality. Full Guide: View/Download


As of 2023, ScreenPal/Screencast-O-Matic is being phased out.

Staff & faculty are recommended to use WeVideo: Information or OBS: Quickstart Guide for any future screen recording needs.

Please reach out to for any questions and help past the above linked quickstart documents. 

Recordings need to be published before it can be shared or viewed outside of Screencast-O-Matic. Publishing as a video file will consolidate all the edits and recordings(s) into one video.
To save the recording(s) as a video file:
  1. Open/access the recording.
  • If the recording isn’t already open, select it from the main window.
  • If the recording was just done, select the “Save/Upload” option.
  • If in the editing mode, click “Done.”
  • (Optional) To trim the beginning or the end of the recording, such as to cut out the first or last few seconds, click-and-drag the handles on the left and right side of the bar at the bottom.
  • Click "Save As Video File" from the Options pop-up to the right. 
  • Adjust the video settings as desired. Be sure to rename the video and set the proper storage location.
  • When ready, click "Publish." The publishing process will initiate in a new window.
Depending on how long the recording is, publishing will take from a few seconds to several minutes. The recording and edits will be maintained in Screencast-O-Matic in case additional edits need to be made.
To select an alternative publishing method, click the button to the top-right of the Options pop-up and select an option. We recommend saving the video as a file as previous described, and then uploading it separately (such as to YouTube or Google Drive), instead of sending recordings directly to other platforms.

Sharing the Video

After the recording is done and the final video has been published, it can be shared in multiple ways. We recommend uploading the video to YouTube or sharing it through Google Drive. Videos on YouTube and Drive are shareable to other people. We don't recommend uploading videos directly to Sakai.

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Keywordsediting, guides, screencasting, presentation, recording, lecture, remote, distance, online, flipped   Doc ID98689
OwnerJanelle B.GroupPacific Lutheran Univ
Created2020-03-11 13:13:53Updated2024-03-04 17:48:50
SitesPacific Lutheran University
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