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Jing Project: Visual conversations start here

Jing Project: Visual conversations start here

Free tool that allows Mac and PC users to capture and share screen shots and animated videos with other users. Instructors can use this tool to show students how to use software. Students can use it to help other students or show their instructors how they are trying to complete a computer task.


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Hannah Digges Elliott
Hannah Digges Elliott (Content Developer/Instructional Designer)
4 years ago
Jing is great. This website takes me to SnagIt from TechSmith. It also takes me to the tool and not the tutorials.
Chris Sorensen
Chris Sorensen (Faculty)
7 years ago

I've found Jing to be very useful in creating short videos explaining assignments to students or to create "how to" videos on technology applications (e.g. how to create a hyperlink in PowerPoint).

Used in course? Yes
Kenyada McLeod
Kenyada McLeod (Administrator)
8 years ago

When I click the "Go to Material" link, it is supposed to take me to the project (  I instead am taken to the Jing website.  There, I can locate a series of tutorials.  Is this correct or was I supposed to be able to view a tutorial that you created?

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes
Laurie Tenzer
Laurie Tenzer (Faculty)
10 years ago

Jing is a very useful tool for showing online learners videos and screenshots of how to do something. It is especially useful when teaching computer science, web development, or design classes.

Technical Remarks:

Sometimes there are bandwidth problems with the free version. Videos can be no longer than 5 minutes. This issue can be avoided with a subscription.

Time spent reviewing site: Hours
Angela Gunder
Angela Gunder (Administrator)
10 years ago

Jing is fabulous for having both instructors and students capture screen visualizations, but is highly limited by the amount of time for the recording (5 minutes or less) and the lack of the editing features of free competitors such as CamStudio.  Still, given the price tag and ease of access, it serves as a potential tool in the instructor tool belt for giving students another channel for dialogue and meaningful feedback.

Used in course? Yes
Cathy Swift
Cathy Swift (Administrator)
11 years ago

It took me some time to realize that all there is to this entry is the link to the Jing tool itself. There needs to be some instruction around this entry. Perhaps providing an example too.

Time spent reviewing site: too much for the effort/output
Dorinne Banks
Dorinne Banks (Librarian)
12 years ago

I was disappointed in this resource because it was simply a copy of what could be found on the product website.

I love using the product, Jing, for short screencasts.

I think that this would have been a much more effective learning tool if it incorporated screencasts in the tutorial--demonstrating how Jing works.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 min.
ahmed hosny
ahmed hosny (Staff)
12 years ago

there are many tools free web based like

Patrick Davis
Patrick Davis (Administrator)
12 years ago

This is a good application. The free version only gives you a small amount of time to make your point (5 minutes). You will need to be concise when recording your video.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes
norbert boruett
norbert boruett (Health Care Professional)
12 years ago
A very clear account on jing.The video explanation enhanced the explanation

Technical Remarks:

Simple,and most people with computer exposure should handle.
Time spent reviewing site: 30 min
Jane Moore
Jane Moore (Faculty)
14 years ago
Jing is a remarkable tool that allows the user to capture a screenshot or cast. It's excellent to use in explaining technology to students or explaining technological errors to help desks!

Technical Remarks:

Easy to use on Mac or PC.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: Several hours of exploration.