Online Teaching at UAlbany Got any tips for online teaching? Send them to us! New to online teaching? Start by clicking here!

Screen Capture & Recording Software

Tools marked with a star ☆ are tools UAlbany Faculty Technology Resources has experience with or recommends.
Go back to the Tool Categories list.


Engage your students by using Jing. Jing is a free visual tool for adding basic visual elements to all of your online conversations.

  • Mark up a screenshot (text box, arrow, highlight or picture caption) to emphasize a point or explain a tricky concept.
  • Create 5 minute instructional videos for posting, emailing, or inserting into a presentation.
  • Share (PNG) images instantly with a hyperlink.
  • Stationed on your desktop.

Download (free!)


Snagit allows you to capture great looking images with just a few clicks. Gives you an easy way to quickly provide better feedback, create clear documentation, and change the way you work together.

  • Easily customize your screen captures with effects, or emphasize what's important with markup tools.
  • Create quick videos by recording your screen.
  • Create engaging video lessons for your students, narrating as you go.
  • Share videos securely with just one person or your entire class.
  • Students can re-watch lessons to master concepts.
  • Make how-to videos for fellow educators, flip your classroom, and more.

Cost: Free 15-day trial, $29.95 Educational Pricing
Download Trial
Windows Tutorials | Mac Tutorials


Camtasia allows you to capture smooth, high-quality videos with the ability to edit screen recordings and camera video by cutting, splicing, and combining clips with the powerful, yet easy to use, video editor. Record a window, region, or your entire screen with just a click. Easily share videos that your viewers can watch anywhere, on nearly any device.

  • Engage students with video.
  • Capture anything on your screen.
  • Freedom to customize and edit video.
  • Record on-screen activity.
  • Add imported media.
  • Create interactive content.
  • Share high-quality HD videos.

Compare Windows and Mac feature sets
Cost: Free 30-day trial, $179.00 educational pricing
Download Trial
Windows Tutorials | Mac Tutorials