Tech Thursday: Screenshots
The biggest time-saving way I use screenshots is to help students understand where to go in our shared online spaces.
Today’s technology focus is using screenshots. I take screenshots constantly - to post in announcements for students, to share an image easily, to share a small part of my screen. Probably the biggest time-saving way I use screenshots is to help students understand where to go in our shared online spaces: it’s much simpler to take a quick screenshot of something in the LMS, draw a few arrows, and send the image to a student rather than trying to type out instructions for where to go or what to do.
Rather than using the “print screen” button and then needing to crop the screenshot down to the section I want, I use a browser add-on that allows me to capture just a small portion of the screen. It’s incredibly simple to use, once installed.
Click the icon (the little orange picture) and select “capture a portion”:
Then draw a rectangle around the section you want to screen shot:
The picture is sent to your downloads, where it can easily be dragged and dropped into an email, a document, pretty much anywhere.
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