The ability to record your screen while you are showing something on your device is a powerful way to communicate and share new information. With blended and online learning and the need for asynchronous review of videos, Screen Recording has become an even more important tool to have at your fingertips. To see how to do Screen Recording on your mobile device, please visit the Mobile Screen Recording Overview help article.
Who is this article for?
Based on the default user settings in the Sibme platform, you should have permission to complete this task if you are one of the user levels listed below. If you do not see the screens in this article, you can ask your administrator if you have permission.
● Super Admin
● Account Owner
Steps to accomplish the task:
Disclaimer: Screen Recording works best in the Chrome or Edge browsers. Screen Recording will work in Firefox but you will not be able to do picture-in-picture. Screen Recording will not work in Safari.
From your landing page, open Workspace or the Huddle you would like the recording to go in, and then, from the green plus button in the top right-hand corner, choose Record Screen.
You have the choice of either turning your camera on, so your face will be shown picture-in-picture on the recording, or not. You can choose the microphone you'd like to use in your screen recording by clicking the arrow next to the microphone icon. If you have multiple cameras, click the arrow next to the camera icon to select the cameras you'd like to use.
When you choose to have the camera show your face picture-in-picture, it looks like the screenshot below. If you choose to not show the camera, then the highlighted below will not show.
You have 3 options of what to share when doing Screen Recording:
NOTE: If you want to screen record a Zoom or other video conferencing software stream, then you will need to choose to “Start Screen Recording without Camera” and then choose either “Your Entire Screen” or “Application Window” when “Sharing Your Screen.” For more information on using Sibme Screen Record with Zoom or other video conferencing tools, please see the Using Screen Record with Zoom Help Article.
Record Your Entire Screen
To share your entire screen, choose Your Entire Screen, click on the screen you want to share (in case you are using multiple screens), and then click share. If you plan to show a video or record a video conference and would like the sound to be recorded as well, then check the Share Audio box in the bottom left-hand corner. This will combine the audio from your microphone with the audio from your video source for the final recording.
Note: On a Mac device, sometimes you will not see the Share Audio box when choosing to Record Your Entire Screen on Chrome. This is a known problem between Chrome and the Mac OS.
There will be a countdown from 3 to 1 and then the recording will start.
You can pause the recording by clicking the “Pause Recording” button. You can stop the recording by clicking either the red “Stop Recording” button or clicking the blue “Stop Sharing” button at the bottom of the screen. Clicking the “Cancel” button will stop the recording and it will not be saved.
While recording your screen, you can choose to turn off your camera or mute your microphone by clicking the appropriate icons. You can also pause the recording while screen recording.
Please be aware that if you are using picture-in-picture, you can move the video window around as necessary. If you want to close the picture-in-picture window, then click the X in the top right-hand corner. If you close the picture-in-picture window, you will not be able to get it back. If you are on another screen or program and would like to return to the Sibme window to stop the recording, then click the “Back to Tab” button in the bottom middle of the picture-in-picture window.
Record Application Window
To record an application window, first make sure the window you want to record is open on your desktop. If the window is not open and active, then you will not see it as a choice to record. Once the window is active, click the Application Window, choose the window you want to record, and then click Share.
Please be aware that picture-in-picture will not be available in the video when you are recording an Application Window. Even though the picture-in-picture will be seen on the screen, it will not be recorded.
If you are going to record a Zoom or other video conference call and would like the audio to be recorded, then DO NOT choose Application Window even though Zoom will be showing. Please choose to record the Entire Screen as described above.
After the countdown, the application you have chosen will begin to record. You will need to change to that window to work within that application during the recording. Follow the same steps above to stop, pause, or cancel your recording.
Recording a Browser Tab
To record a tab that you have open in a browser, choose the Chrome or Microsoft Edge Tab button. Please note that recording a tab is not available in Firefox. All tabs that are open in your browser across all instances will be shown and will be available for recording.
Once you click the Share button, you will be taken to the chosen tab and the recording will begin. Please note, if you leave this tab to go to another tab or window, then the recording will stop even though it appears to keep recording. Stop the recording as detailed above. If you are recording a video in the tab and would like the audio to be included in your recording, then please check the Share Audio button in the bottom left-hand corner before clicking Share.
After stopping the recording, you will have four options:
Crop: learn more here
Download: this downloads the video file to your device
Upload: this uploads your final file (if you crop before uploading, the cropped version will upload to Sibme)
Cancel: this will cancel the upload and delete your screen recording forever