Learning Technology Index

Screenpal (formerly Screen Cast-O-Matic)

videolecture recording

What is it?

This tool captures a digital recording of your computer screen, along with your audio narration and (optionally) a webcam.

What is its purpose?

You or your students can create any screen-based resource that can be saved in a MP4 video format and shared.

How do I use it?

Memorial instructors can request a license from CITL to unlock some of the premium features such as longer videos, computer audio, and the video editor.  More information can be found within CITL's getting started information.

Students, or individuals that wish to use Screencast-O-Matic without using Memorial's license, can go to https://screenpal.com/ and start a recording for free.

Why would I use it?

  • For instructors to create screen-based video resources that can be used for classroom instruction or viewed before or after class.
  • For students to demonstrate learning.
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Screenpal (formerly Screen Cast-O-Matic)
Last Modified
15 December 2023
26 April 2020
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Windows, Mac, ChromeOS. iOS and Android have limited options available.

Ratings Information

This technology is currently under evaluation. Please check back later for a rating.

Security and Privacy

If using Memorial's license, there are no concerns for use.

If using an individually purchased license, please be aware of the following:

  • This software has not been reviewed by Information Management and Protection or the Privacy Office of Memorial University.
  • Using the cloud hosting/storage options introduce additional risks related to information ownership and usage. Please review the terms of use carefully.

Support Information

The CITL Support Centre provides support for license requests and application launching.  Limited support available for application usage at this time.

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