Tech Tip Tuesday: Using iMovie, QuickTime & Canva to Create a Screencast

Screencast ImageHas someone ever called you with a tech question and you wish you could show them exactly what to do… but you can only chat over the phone?

Me too.

As the former technology coach for our district, this happened to me all the time. Sometimes I could talk staff through the issue over the phone. More often than not, though, I would hike over to their classroom and help them in person.

So when I was tasked with showing staff how to access their gradebook using an app, I knew that sending an email with step-by-step directions wasn’t going to cut it. That’s when I made my first tutorial… I’m not sure it could even be called a screencast. I pieced screenshots together using iMovie on my iPad and then sent the video out to staff.

And do you know how many questions I got back?


Everyone else was able to figure it out on their own.  It was awesome!

Over the course of the last few years I’ve polished my system for making Screencasts. My go-to apps on my MacBook are iMovie, QuickTime and Canva(Have I mentioned lately how much I adore Canva?)

Check out the video below to see how I use all three to create a screencast that’s easy to follow and not too tough to make. If you haven’t already seen my Canva Tutorial Series, check them out to help with that part (Tutorial #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5).

Still got a question? Email me at: And stay tuned for next week when I share my favorite tricks to use with iMovie to put it all together.

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