Request and Get Started with a Screencast-O-Matic Account

Screencast-O-Matic is a web-based tool for creating video and still screen captures, similar to Camtasia. Faculty are the primary intended users of this tool for creation of classroom instructional content.

Step-by-step guide to request a Screencast-O-Matic Account

Screencast-O-Matic is integrated with our Google domain.

  • Visit
  • You will be prompted to enter your Google email, use your ' account, click Next
  • You will then be prompted for your Password
  • Your account for Screencast-O-Matic will be created.
  • When you go to use your account for the first time you will be prompted to Download the software to your computer, follow the prompts to download
    • If you receive a notification that Administrator rights are required, contact for assistance.
  • Please note, our licenses are per computer, not per user, so please refrain from downloading on multiple devices if possible
  • Apps are available for use on both Android and iOS devices
  • Screencast-O-Matic can be launched from the Google Suite toolbar within your Google account

Saving your videos

We recommend saving your videos to a Google Drive folder for space considerations.

Using Screencast-O-Matic in Blackboard

See screenshot examples in the far right column

  • From within your Blackboard Course under Content, select Build Content
  • Under the Create heading, scroll down to Screencast-O-Matic
  • Complete the Information section as you would for any content (availability, description, etc.)
  • Click Submit
  • You may be prompted to enter your Google login on first use
  • A new item will be created in your Content section
  • Select the item you just created
  • You can now work with Screencast-O-Matic
    • VIDEO - allows you to create a video to share with students
    • CHANNEL - allows you to share a previously created Channel with students
    • RECORDER - allows students to create a recording to submit to you
      • You can select a previously created Channel for students to record their work

Helpful Resources from Screencast-O-Matic

For additional assistance, contact the IT Help Desk.

Screenshots from Blackboard: