Snagit is no longer offering the Chrome extension. There are many screenshot and screen recording Chrome extensions in the Chrome webstore. While the directions below are specific to the now discontinued Snagit Chrome extension, the idea is still good. You can accomplish this with other tools. If you are not on a Chromebook, consider the full version Snagit ($30) that allows you to do the same thing but much much more powerful. I love it.
One of my favorite EdTech tools is Snagit. I use both the desktop version and the free Chrome extension. The Chrome extension is a great way to leave students audio and visual feedback. Snagit allows you to screen record. Snagit records your voice along with what is on your screen. This allows students to see what you are talking about. Best of all, Snagit saves the feedback to Google Drive.
You need to be using Google Chrome and have installed the Snagit Chrome extension.
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Snagit Chrome Extension
Click on the Snagit Chrome extension up next to the Omnibox.
The top options allow you to do screenshots. Underneath “VIDEO” is an option for “Screen.” Click on “Screen” to start the screen recording.
Provide the student audio feedback. Since the screen is also being recorded you can highlight the particular element you are looking at.
Keep it Short
Keep the recording short, you can create multiple feedback comments if you wish.
A new window will pop up. It may take a minute for the recording to process, your bandwidth speed will matter. Keeping the recording short reduces processing time. Name the screen recording once it has processed.
Google Drive Link
By default items in your Google Drive are private. This means that the video you created for the student is private. The student will not be able to view or listen to the video if it is private. Change the viewing permissions on the TechSmith folder in Google Drive to anyone with the link can view. Snagit Chrome extension screen recordings are automatically saved to the TechSmith folder. If the sharing permissions on the folder are changed, then any screenshots or recordings will take on the sharing permissions of the folder. In other words, if you take the time to change the sharing permissions on the folder then all of your Snagit recordings will be visible with the link.
Instead of pasting the link into a comment in a Google Doc, you can paste the feedback link into the private comment spot in Google Classroom.