Record lectures or your screen using QuickTime on MacOS
Mac users can make use of two tools included with MacOS X for easily recording lecture slide presentations with voice over: the MacOS Built-In Screen Recorder and QuickTime Player.
Note: Both options produce .mov video files that quickly become large, so we recommend breaking up longer lectures into smaller video segments (by some logical arrangement relevant to the topic) to make for easier uploading (smaller individual files) and easier watching/taking in of information.
Record your screen with built-in screen recorder
With MacOS Mojave and later, you can record your screen with or without audio by pressing ‘Command + Shift + 5’ to bring up screen recording options. You can capture a still image (screenshot), record the entire screen, or record a selected portion of the screen.
You can open your lecture in PowerPoint (.pptx), Preview (.pdf) or Google Slides, then record only the slide area while accessing the rest of the screen area off-camera (to access slides, read notes, etc.).
Press ‘Command + Shift + 5’
Record yourself with QuickTime player
With the QuickTime Player app on most Macs, you can record video, audio, or your screen (with or without audio). QuickTime screen recording will record the entire screen without the option to record only a selected portion, so if your Mac is up-to-date enough that you have the Command + Shift + 5 option, that is a better method for screen recording if you wish to limit the recordable area.
If you do not have the use of the Command + Shift + 5 option (e.g. you are using an older Mac) you should be able to use QuickTime to record your screen.
If you want to record yourself addressing the class, you can use QuickTime Player’s Record Video option to do so quickly and easily.
- Go to the "Finder" and under "Applications" open "QuickTime Player"
- From the "File" menu select "New Movie Recording"
- Click the record button to start.
- Click the stop-record button to stop.
Share audio and video using Google Drive
When you upload certain media files to Google Drive, it processes them in such a way that they can be played back right in the browser – sort of like YouTube. This is why we recommend uploading large media files to Google Drive instead of D2L Brightspace.