How To Make Screencasts For Free Online

I often get asked how to make screencasts, and I’ve showed you before how to record your screen on a Mac and PC… But today we’re looking at a cool new online tool, that lets you record a screencast without any software.

So even if you do have a program like Screenflow or Camtasia, you might need to use this solution if you’re on a friend’s computer or if you need something quick and easy.

Find out what my suggestions are for how to make screencasts easily online.

How To Make Screencasts and Videos


Get your free Screenr account here.

How To Make Screencasts Online

Now that you’ve grabbed your free Screenr account, you can make any number of short 5-minute videos.

It’s as easy as clicking record, opening up a new browser tab or window, and then clicking the done button. The video is already hosted online, there’s no uploading required.

You can then send the Screenr link to friends or team members, or have it upload to YouTube if you prefer. You can also embed these screencasts into a WordPress site, just like you would add a YouTube video to a WordPress blog.

5 Uses For Screenr and Quick Videos

  1. Record training videos for how you like things done in your business. For example you can record yourself talking and explaining how to edit a blog post, or send out your newsletter. That way you have the training videos for anyone who joins your company in the future.
  2. Keep a reminder of how you achieved something technically challenging. Sometimes there are tasks that take you a long time to figure out how to do technically, so record yourself doing it and you won’t need to Google like mad if you forget.
  3. Share your knowledge with friends or family members. For example, if your aunt wants to get a Facebook account but doesn’t know how to add you as a friend, you can show her how in less than 5 minutes.
  4. Record yourself giving commentary on an existing online video. If there’s a video you’d like to talk to (or sing to!) then you can record yourself and the video at the same time. Be sure not to infringe on any copyrights if you do this.
  5. Announce a contest or contest winner in a video. Show folks how you picked the random winner, and give them something to watch while you make the big reveal.

Get Creative and Get Recording

Now that you know how to make screencasts, it’s time to get creative! What will you use this nifty little tool for? Let me know in the comments below.

P.S. If you still haven’t had your website checkup, it’s time… and it’s free.

22 Comments

  1. Angela on October 10, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Hello Nathalie! I’m loving all the info and tutorials your sharing, very helpful! thank you!



  2. Angela on October 10, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Hello Nathalie! I’m loving all the info and tutorials you’re sharing, very helpful! thank you! :)



  3. nidhi on October 10, 2012 at 7:57 am

    very cool, nathalie! thank you for sharing!



  4. Linda Sivertsen on October 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Girlfriend… your tips are so incredibly helpful, easy, and HOT! Keep 'em coming! xx



    • Nathalie Lussier on October 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you Linda Sivertsen – love that. :)



  5. Marta Laurent Veciana on October 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Hi Nathalie! Thank you for the tip!
    BTW, DiggDigg is gone and I can't like the post… : (



    • Nathalie Lussier on October 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

      Hey Marta!

      I’m experimenting with not including a share button, to see if it helps load my site faster… and also going to check that it doesn’t reduce the number of shares too drastically. ;)



  6. tracy on October 10, 2012 at 10:29 am

    This is SO awesome!! Thank you Nathalie for keeping us looped in on the latest and greatest techie updates- SO valuable! Just evernoted it! xoxo



  7. AccomplishedMinds on October 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Wow, Nathalie, this will be really helpful. Keep up the great work!



  8. Stephanie @ Fairground Media on October 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Ooo, this is a great site to know!! Too convenient. Thanks so much for sharing :)



  9. Laura on October 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    As always, super helpful and super quick tips! How do I share it?



  10. Laura on October 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Ah- was able to on the video! Tweet. Tweet.



  11. Sharon Romane Wahl Hawkins on October 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Hi Nathalie, I loe your post and….I love the picture of you with your red glasses! Very cool!



    • Nathalie Lussier on October 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you so much Sharon Romane Wahl Hawkins! :) Glad this was helpful for you, and I love my librarian look hehe.



  12. Krystina Rosario-Feucht on October 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Great tool and tip for the quick on the go screen capture. thanks for sharing Natalie!



  13. Trent Rogelstad on October 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    The reviews are in, two big thumbs up! Thanks for the tips Nathalie!



  14. Heidi on October 12, 2012 at 8:33 am

    This was really great information. I can’t wait to try this out!



  15. Robyn Keet on October 19, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Hey, thank you so much for this tip. I am in the process of recording how to videos for my new product launch and this tool looks far easier than the others that are in the market. For someone who is techy-challenged that is saying a lot.



  16. Jessica Scheer on October 23, 2012 at 9:50 am

    very interesting! thanks :)



  17. ELloyd Kelly on February 9, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    this is awrsome.



  18. ELloyd Kelly on February 9, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    this is awrsome.



  19. ELloyd Kelly on February 9, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    this is awrsome.