Assignment Tools

Screencastify Updates Video Submission Tool

Screencastify has launched a version of its assignment tool that allows teachers to securely request videos from their students. The program, Submit, lets teachers send students an assignment link. Students then record their ideas on any device without the need for additional software or extensions. Then the videos automatically appear in the teacher's Google Drive for review.

A free version limits use to a single active assignment at a time; a $49 annual subscription removes that limitation.

Screencastify Updates Video Submission Tool

The software includes webcam and screen recording, video privacy controls, mobile usage, submission alerts, no limits to video length, Google Classroom integration and auto-save to Google Drive. The program has been in beta testing, according to the company, for the latter half of the last school year.

"Submit simplifies distance learning, making it easier for teachers and students, especially during this challenging time. It's so important that we assist teachers as they navigate through the changes they're facing," said CEO James Francis, in a press release.

The company also produces two other utilities: Record, a screen recorder; and Edit, for browser-based video editing. Those also have free versions, which are limited to five minutes per recording.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.