All school Chromebooks have the Screencastify Premium extension already installed. It is an orange camera icon found in the upper right corner of the browser window.
Setting Up Screencastify
Make sure that ‘automatically save videos to Google Drive’ is turned on. Then click ‘Sign in with Google’.
You must sign in with your Mountain Heights Academy Google account. We have purchased school subscriptions and in order to access the premium features, you will need to be connected to your MHA google apps.
Make sure you have enabled the camera, microphone and drawing tools. Then click Next. You will be then asked to approve permissions. Choose ALLOW each time permission is asked.
Recording Using Screencastify
To make a video or record your screen, click on the Screencastify icon.
You will have the option of recording a specific tab, the entire desktop, or just your webcam. You can also embed your webcam while recording a tab/desktop.
Press the record button to start a recording. It will ask you to share your screen. You must choose SHARE.
You can use the drawing/annotation tools to draw on your screen while you are recording. To end your recording, click the Screencastify icon again and click the stop button.
After you stop your recording, it will open in a new tab. From there, you can choose to crop or edit your video. It will also save the video to your Google Drive.
By default, the name of your video will be the date/time it was recorded. To change this, just click on that name/time and rename your video.
To access your saved recordings, click on the File icon on your Chromebook. All of your Screencastify videos will save in the Screencastify folder in your Google Drive.
Additional Tutorials for using Screencastify