I'm using SOM to build teaching videos for my college class. I like to work on them on and off, then once they're polished and ready, upload them. Unfortunately, if I need to open an entire chapter's videos, I have to open one at a time, often with long click-delays as the SOM program waits for my USB hard drive. Then I have to upload them one at a time as well. That adds about 2 hours to the process every time I open a new chapter with my class. It would be helpful if I can select multiple *.SOM files as an import queue, and then set an upload queue in one swoop as well. (I know these two steps would probably remain separate, but at least I can set up half the job and accomplish other tasks.)
I'm using SOM to build teaching videos for my college class. I like to work on them on and off, then once they're polished and ready, upload them. Unfortunately, if I need to open an entire chapter's videos, I have to open one at a time, often with long click-delays as the SOM program waits for my USB hard drive. Then I have to upload them one at a time as well. That adds about 2 hours to the process every time I open a new chapter with my class. It would be helpful if I can select multiple *.SOM…19 votes
I love Screencast-o-Matic but am having real trouble recording videos as I sometimes catch the edge of the box or the centre label when recording is paused with the mouse pointer. This means that I have to go back and restart at a convenient point to avoid a sudden jump in the video.
I would like an option to lock the frame in its location on the screen so it cannot be moved.8 votes
Many online tools are providing LTI applications that make it easy for universities to add that tool to the campus-supported LMS (Moodle, Blackboard, Sakai, Canvas, etc). This could make it easier for educators and students to record screencasts with SOM without having to leave the LMS. There currently isn't a screencasting tool with LTI integration and is a great opp for you in the education market. Here is a list of the current LTI apps: https://lti-examples.heroku.com/index.html12 votes
I recently found out about this software and it's rather nice. I would consider the option of upgrading to pro, however I'm not sure if all the features are what I need for the recording I wish to do. I, as many others would love to be able to have a chance to use a few days trial of the pro version. There are features that I know the pro version has, but I would love to test them out before I spend money on it. While I know this provides an issue of how you could keep track of trials and how to make sure people do not abuse them, I feel that this may benefit the software in the end.
I recently found out about this software and it's rather nice. I would consider the option of upgrading to pro, however I'm not sure if all the features are what I need for the recording I wish to do. I, as many others would love to be able to have a chance to use a few days trial of the pro version. There are features that I know the pro version has, but I would love to test them out before I spend money on it. While I know this provides an issue of how you could keep track of…12 votes
Hi Kelsie, We don’t currently have a way to trial the individual Pro account, but if you purchase and aren’t satisfied for any reason we’ll happily refund.
I'd like to be able to embed a link out to another resource during my video. I'm still getting up to speed with SOM, so maybe there is a way to do this and I just haven't found it yet?25 votes
let us insert in multiple choice quizzes in order for viewers to continue, to make sure they are paying attention.
In online courses, many of the videos pause in order to have the viewers interact with the material in some way, such as mini-quizzes.34 votes
Plz give us a tool that we can erase certain items/words/ etc. If we had that a lot of my cpa/acct type of clients would use the service.
Thank you5 votes
What about using the Add Overlay and the blur to cover the items/word etc?
I haven't found a way to reset the view counter to zero for my screencasts. I teach a class that views the screencast, and after the semester is over I'd like to reset the view counter to zero for the next class. How can I do this?4 votes
Currently it pulls up a list of places where you can insert transitions. I had 24 sections in the file and had a difficult time telling what was where. If each section could be identified by the first part of the script text that would be very helpful1 vote
To add a transition at a particular Script section you should see to the start of the section using the seek icons next to the script text.
If you do this first and then click the Transition tool it will add the transition at that point instead of showing you the list of all possible transition points.
I'd rather have a larger cursor to make it more visible rather than the halo ring. I know you can turn the halo off, but that leaves you with a normal size cursor.9 votes
I know it's hard coding, but if you could add the ability to add a title screen or intro to the video that would be super cool!
Currently if add the a video to your site, the user must click the play button to start the video. In some situations it would be to our advantage to have a video start playing immediately when a person hits our website for the video to autoplay.26 votes
Hi! I was wondering if you guys could add a mouse magnifier effect! have a circular zoom around the mouse/cursor. PLEASE do this! Thanks SOOOOO much! :)4 votes
I have many multi-part lectures that I would like to be able to send students to with a single url.
If we could create playlists, this would allow a series of screencasts to be linked together and referenced with a single URL.
Thanks for considering this.
Philip Brown2 votes
This is something you can do with a Channel, right?
Also we recently introduced a Premium Hosting option which lets you upload longer recordings (2 hours max) with no ads on the page. See more info here: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/mypremium
I work in 3DS max and write video tutorials. I would like to
1) In order to work properly Alt + Mouse
2) When you press the key combination that they appear on the screen.1 vote
Hello, I’m not sure I understand. What do you want to appear when you press Alt + mouse ?
I liked the SOM script concept however I'm unable to use it because I'm editing audio snippets in Audacity and playing them back through the computer. I wanted match the audio files with the scripts recording but unfortunately it only takes audio from the mike.
Fantastic product though !17 votes
Hi, if I send a link out to people for a video in a password protected channel -- can the your system ask them to enter the channel password instead of telling them "Sorry this video is from a locked channel".
It's not obvious to them what they are supposed to do, so if you could prompt them to type the channel password instead it will save a lot of clicks and it will save me a lot of support headaches.
Instead of showing the email address have a username instead.1 vote
Thanks for the feedback… In case it wasn’t clear, your email is never shown to anybody else. It’s just use for login.
I wish there was a way for my students to download my videos so we don't have to wait for the buffer25 votes
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