Jing is a free, and an easy to use, screen capture tool, that allows you to take an image, or record video of your computer screen. It is a great way to demonstrate procedures, give feedback, or in this case, a means to provide an orientation to your eLearn shell. Kris Powers, an instructor in Chemeketa’s Hospitality and Tourism program, created this Jing video for her students.
Kris was also willing to share her insight on using Jing
COL: What prompted you to create the course tour video?
KP: It’s easier to show it than to write it, sometimes.
COL: How long did it take you to create the video
KP: About 5 minutes.
COL: How easy did you find it to use Jing for the first time?
KP: It’s a cinch…very intuitive.
COL: How long have you been using Jing?
KP: About a year.
COL: In what other areas of your course, have you used Jing?
KP: To show details on an assignment, to assist a student who’s having difficulty navigating in class, to explain a grading rubric.
COL: Anything else you’d like to add about using Jing?
KP: I’m going to purchase Snag-It, so that I can make longer videos.
COL: Thanks Kris for letting us highlight your use of Jing.
Jing is one of the programs included in the Screen Capture workshop offered quarterly by the Tech Hub. For information on other workshop opportunities check out Faculty Trainings.