Like most operating systems, Google’s Chrome OS has the ability to record your screen and share those recordings with others. As the Chromebook is a cloud-based device, it’s perfect for capturing videos or web-based demos and then sending them to prospective employers or clients.
A Chromebook’s out-of-the-box features let you capture a portion of your screen or even a specific window – this is great for students who may be taking a quick lecture and want to screengrab something.
Whatever your needs may be, below we’ll show you how to record your Chromebook’s screen.
How to Screen Record on Chromebook
Screen recordings can serve any number of purposes on any device. Chromebooks are no different: their most popular purpose is for troubleshooting. From error messages to unexpected OS behaviors, capturing them as they happen on your screen to share with a support agent can help speed up fixing whatever’s ailing your device.
Using a Chromebook’s screen record tools can also come in handy in various situations that demand visual aids. For example, if you want to demonstrate how a particular function of your company’s product works in motion, you can record yourself using it and add the recording to a presentation.
Finally, screen clips can be used to build step-by-step instructions when teaching others how to use certain apps. Whether you’re an IT professional, digital educator, or a member of another computer-based industry, you can cut down on assistants by sending videos instead of written instructions.
more than one way to use a Chromebook’s screen capture tools.
How to Screen Record Using the Quick Settings Menu
Did you know you can turn on a Chromebook’s screen capture tool via an icon in the lower right of your Chromebook’s screen? It’s the space where you find the WiFi and battery indicators as well as the time.
On your computer screen, you’ll notice that a small menu appears immediately after you select the screen capture tool. It’s usually located toward the bottom of this particular row of icons at the top left of your browser.
It is represented by an image that looks like a cross or plus sign. If you see this pop up on your own monitor, it means that your installation went well and Screen Capture was installed properly.
This menu is set to screenshotting by default. To record a demo video, click the switch that’s located on the left side of your menu. You’ll know you have activated screen recording when the switch moves to the right.
Turning the blue camera icon (with an image of a camera) for recording and placing the grey camera app for taking screenshots in it. If you want to capture a specific section of your Chromebook’s screen, you need to click the icon in the middle and drag your slit across the right part of your screen.
Clicking on the second icon allows you to pull up a list of pictures you have previously taken of different windows, which is useful if you need records of specific apps or websites.
Lastly, the rectangle icon on the left side of the screen will allow you to record your entire screen by clicking anywhere on your browser with it. Once this is done and clicked, you will then begin to record everything with just a few things that are vital for success.
You’ll know you’ve done this when all of the menus disappear, and a countdown begins on screen. If you started the recording by accident, hit the Escape key on your keyboard to stop it and cease capturing a screenshot.
When you finish your recording, a message will pop up and allow you to stop the recording. The red circle button creates a pause in your recording; however, do not discard this until you are sure that it is fully saved.
Additionally, when you view your taskbar and see the red circle as well as an icon with two numbers/arrows interlacing each other, drag this over to Windows Recorder located on your tabs near the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
Now click View available recordings and the video you just made will be visible there for future use. Information
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