Recording Options

Screencastify has three recording modes:

  1. TAB - will only record the content in the currently open tab
  2. DESKTOP - will record anything and everything on the computer screen
  3. CAM - will only record audio/video from the webcam

All three recording modes also allow you to simultaneously record audio and/or video from your webcam.


Record Current Tab 

Screencastify's TAB mode records only the currently open tab in your Chrome browser.
If you swtich to another tab or program it will not record those in this mode.

Begin by go to the website you want to record in Chrome. 

  1. Click the Screencastify icon 
  2. Select the "TAB" tab in the menu that appears 
  3. Choose if you want Screencastify to record your computer's microphone 
  4. Choose if you want Screencastify to record any audio playing in this Chrome tab 
  5. Choose if you want to include video from your computer's webcam in the recording 
  6. Select this box and a small window will appear in the corner of your screen. This box will show you what Screencastify can see and is currently recording. 
  7. Click "START RECORDING" to begin 
 

Record Everything 


Screencastify's DESKTOP mode records everything on your computer, allowing you to
switch between multiple tabs or even record other programs.

Start by opening any websites or programs you want to record:

  1. Click the Screencastify icon 
  2. Select the "DESKTOP" tab in the menu that appears 
  3. Choose if you want Screencastify to record your computer's microphone 
  4. Choose if you want Screencastify to record any audio playing in this Chrome tab 
  5. Choose if you want to include video from your computer's webcam in the recording 
  6. Select this box and a small window will appear in the corner of your screen. This box will show you what Screencastify can see and is currently recording. 
  7. Click "START RECORDING" to begin 
 

Record Only Webcam 

Screencastify's CAM mode records only what your computer's webcam can see.
Nothing on your computer's screen is recorded in this mode.

Start by positioning your subject in front of the webcam

  1. Click the Screencastify icon 
  2. Select the "CAM" tab in the menu that appears 
  3. Choose if you want Screencastify to record your computer's microphone 
  4. Choose which camera you want Screencastify to use 
  5. Select this box and a small window will appear in the corner of your screen. This box will show you what Screencastify can see and is currently recording. 
  6. Click "START RECORDING" to begin