Screencasts are short screen captures, usually of a Tablet PC, with narration by an instructor, and are designed to be used outside of class. These screencasts are solutions to example problems, software tutorials, explanations of concepts, introduction to topics, descriptions of diagrams, and exam reviews. Windows Journal and Camtasia Studio was used to prepare most of these screencasts. Some resources for making screencasts are below. Screencasts are available for the following engineering courses/topics. For more information on how to utilize screencasts effectively, please visit the "How To Use" page.

Engineering Computing

Heat Transfer

Materials Science

FE Exam Review

Kinetics/Reactor Design

Separations and Mass Transfer


Mass and Energy Balances


Process Design

Article describing using screencasts in chemical engineering courses:

J.L. Falconer, G.D. Nicodemus, J. deGrazia, and J.W. Medlin, “Chemical Engineering Screencasts”, Chemical Engineering Education 46, 58 (2012).

J.L. Falconer, J. deGrazia, J.W. Medlin, M. Holmberg, “Using Screencasts in Chemical Engineering Courses”, Chemical Engineering Education 43, 286 (2009).

Resources for Creating Screencasts

Brief Camtasia Tutorial:The basics of using Camtasia- simple methods of recording and producing screencasts.

Video Tutorial on Camtasia Basics:Quick-start suggestions on making screencasts.

Camtasia Editing Video Tutorials:Video tutorials for editing screencasts.

Camtasia Producing Video Tutorials:Video tutorials for producing screencasts.

Tips for Making Effective Screencasts:Based on our experiences at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Problem Solving Checklist: Outline of steps for making problem solution screencasts (CU-Boulder)

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