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:
    • Highlight important or commonly misunderstood aspects of an assignment
    • Answer frequently asked questions
    • Give group or whole class feedback
    • Demonstrate the strengths of a sample work or project
    • Provide feedback for papers, projects, and assignments
    • Explain concepts and demonstrate how to perform math, science or computer lab 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.
  • 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

  • In future, Jing won't create Flash videos, but will generate mp4's

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 directly to YouTube. If you want to load videos to YouTube, use Snagit.

How do you add Jing screenshots and screencasts to Sakai?

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