Tools: Jing

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What is Jing?

Jing is the "always-ready" program that instantly captures and shares images and video... from your computer to anywhere. And it's free.

  • Snap a picture of your screen. Record video of onscreen action. Share instantly over the web or email.
  • Elegant and simple, Jing's minimal feature set keeps the focus on instant sharing.

Why do instructors use Jing?

  • They use Jing to create a screen shot or a picture of what is displayed on your computer screen:
    • Show a picture of a diagram or process and add it to Word, PowerPoint or Sakai
    • Provide a roadmap to a part of your course for your students
    • Show your students how to make screen shots, so they can show instead of tell you about a problem
  • They use Jing to create a screencast or a video recording of actions that occur on your computer screen:
    • Provide tours of the “online” parts of their class
    • Explain concepts and demonstrate how to perform math, science or computer lab assignments
    • Provide feedback for papers, projects, and assignments

How can I learn more about Jing?

Check out an intro video and/or screen shots/written instructions:

What do I need to get started with Jing?

  • Visit the Jing web site to download the product at home; contact IT to download on your work computer. Or try it out in Tech Center 952.
  • After you install Jing, you create a id, where you can store your video and share the link.

What do I need to create Jing videos?

  • Adobe Flash player installed on your computer
  • A headset, microphone, or webcam for recording audio (headset is best)
  • Computer speakers or headset to listen to audio
  • A script is recommended, so you know what you are going to say!

Check your Adobe Flash Player: Flash Player Help

What do students need to view Jing videos?

  • Adobe Flash player (free web browser plug-in)
  • Computer speakers or headset to listen to audio

How do you use Jing to create a screenshot or video?

Note: You can't upload Jing videos to YouTube. If you want to load videos to YouTube, use Snagit.

How do you add Jing screenshots and screencasts to Sakai?

Ideas and Examples for Using Jing

Where can I get more information about how to use Jing?

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