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  1. Create an LTI app so educators can use SOM within their Learning Management System

    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.html

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    • Trial

      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…

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        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.

      • Clickable links?

        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?

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        • 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.

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            • Eraser

              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 you

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              • Reset view counter

                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?

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                • Make transition points more easily identifiable

                  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 helpful

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                    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.

                  • Have an option to increase the size of the cursor

                    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.

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                    • To make an option to add a title screen or Intro

                      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!

                      - Jack

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                      • have an option to allow videos to autoplay rather than a user having to click the play button.

                        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.

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                        • Mouse Magnifire

                          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! :)

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                          • Playlist of screencasts

                            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 Brown

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                            • Key

                              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.

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                              • SOM script should accept audio from computer and not only microphone

                                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 !

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                                • Prompt for channel password instead of saying "Locked Channel"

                                  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.

                                  Thanks!

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                                  • have a username sign-in

                                    Instead of showing the email address have a username instead.

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                                      Thanks for the feedback… In case it wasn’t clear, your email is never shown to anybody else. It’s just use for login.

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                                      • Auto upload to screencast

                                        I hate that when I upload to youtube and then go home and try to fix a mistake on my other computer, that video cant be accessed. I wish that it would let you upload anywhere but still save it to your account.

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                                        • Add a scheduler calendar to start timed recordings when we're away

                                          Allow us to set a calendar function to start, record for xx minutes, stop and hold in queue until we return to save the file. If possible, allow us to preset the 'save' parameters; name, type, publish to... functions.

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