There are several methods you can use to record your screen, such as
- Built-in Computer Software
- Browser Extensions
- MS PowerPoint
Note: If you are on a company-owned device, some of these options may not be available to you.
Built-In Computer Software
Most Operating Systems include built-in software to record your screen.
If you use a Mac, this page explains how to record the screen: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208721
If you use Windows, follow these steps to record your screen:
- Press the Window button and G at the same time.
- An overlay with black panels will appear (as shown below).
- Click on the record button, as shown at right.
When you are done recording, the file is typically stored here for Windows (unless you changed the default location):
There are several extensions for Chrome and Firefox that will let you record a screen.
Here are five Chrome extensions that are highly ranked:
Microsoft PowerPoint includes a tool that let you record a video, then insert it into a PowerPoint file.
To summarize the PowerPoint method, please follow these steps:
- Open PowerPoint.
- Click the Insert tab and select Screen Recording
- Select the area you want to record—to select the entire screen, press Windows Key + Shift + F
- Click the Record button, or press Windows + Shift + R
- To end the recording, click Stop
- When it’s over, you can save the recording as a video file (separate from the PowerPoint presentation)