Screencastify Features

Screencastify

Screen record, edit, and share within Chrome browser

4.49/5 (116 reviews)

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Attendance Tracking
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Audio Capture
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Breakout Rooms
Calendar Management
Churn Management
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Communication Management
Contact Management
Content Management
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Recording
Reminders
Remote Access/Control
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Screen Recording
Screen Sharing
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Surveys & Feedback
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Agenda Management
Alerts/Notifications
Annotations
Attendance Tracking
Attendee Management
Audio Capture
Brand Management
Breakout Rooms
Calendar Management
Churn Management
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Contact Management
Content Management
Customer Experience Management
Electronic Hand Raising
Employee Activity Monitoring
Feedback Management
File Sharing
HD Audio
Host Controls
Interactive Content
Interactive Whiteboard
LMS Integration (LTI)
Live Chat
Meeting Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Screen Recording
On-Demand Recording
On-Demand Webcasting
Polls/Voting
Presentation Streaming
Presentation Tools
Private Chat
Raise Hand
Real-Time Chat
Real-time Broadcasting
Recording
Reminders
Remote Access/Control
Remote Support
Reporting/Analytics
Scheduling
Screen Capture
Screen Recording
Screen Sharing
Session Recording
Softphone
Speech-to-Text Analysis
Survey/Poll Management
Surveys & Feedback
Task Management
Third Party Integrations
Time Zone Tracking
Two-Way Audio & Video
Video Call Recording
Video Chat
Video Conferencing
Video Editing
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Screencastify Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Screencastify's features:

Valentina c.

Very Usefull!

2017-11-17

Makes my daily work easier

Pros

Easy to use and useful for daily work.

Cons

Perhaps it is sometimes slow to start and doesn't work if you don't grant permissions for webcam and microphone access.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1-10 employees)

Very simple video management tool

2018-08-13

Pros

I liked how simple the product is. You have your extension in your browser, and very quickly you can be recording videos.

Cons

The file management is brutal.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Janet S.

Screencastify the most versatile screencasting software

2020-09-29

It's easy to learn, easy to install the extension on Google Chrome, and offers integration with Google Classroom and the ability to export to YouTube.

Pros

The editing tools are easy to use, and the options for exporting the videos are robust.

Cons

I wish my blooper recordings could go away easier--I always feel guilty having the recording process and then putting it in the trash can!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kristin L.

Screencastify: a quick and easy tool for virtual teaching

2020-12-22

I would highly recommend Screencastify for easy flipped instruction and remote learning.

Pros

The screenshare function allowed for easy walkthrough videos, with teachers choosing whether or not they'd like their faces visible.

Cons

Some teachers did report having trouble with videos lagging or struggling if they had older model computers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Rigo S.

Easy To Record

2020-06-12

It is a quick and easy way to make videos.

Pros

It's a quick and easy way to make tutorials for email directions for example.

Cons

It's also not very compatible with mobile devices, including ipads or other tablets.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Kelly A. C.

Works well with Google Classroom Integration

2020-05-07

I am able to quickly record my screen and it allows you to open other screens without having to add permissions. Also easy to follow with the circle for mouse clicks and highlights.

Pros

It easily integrates into Google Suite for Education products.

Cons

I wish the editing capabilities were a bit more robust. There are some capabilities in the paid version.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jason L.

If you email daily, you should consider Screencastify!

2018-10-16

I use Screencastify to record short (between :30 second and 10 minute) videos for either marketing use, instructional use, or simply to reply in a personal way to an email from a friend, customer, or potential client.

Pros

I love the ease of use of this software. It's a simple Chrome plugin that you click, select what you want to record, and begin recording. Having it save automatically to either Google Drive or YouTube is amazing, and I love that I don't have to spend time uploading or fussing with editing. I simply love this software.

Cons

For what I expect it to do, I literally cannot find anything I wish more about this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Luke A.

Forget recording via Google Meet

2020-11-20

It's very easy to use, I can annotate the recording in real-time - good for highlighting or drawing moustaches - and quickly edit and export it afterwards.

Pros

Screencastify is so easy to install, easy to export and has some great editing and instant scribing features.

Cons

The only downside is that it's limited to Chrome.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Works just fine. Could use some attention.

2018-07-24

Quick way to share video tutorials.

Pros

I like to use the software for capturing video tutorials and explanations to accompany my email clarifications.

Cons

This is not always compatible on mobile. Some time the uploads for videos freeze and must be recorded again.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Nikhil W.

Screen Video Recording Genius

2019-12-29

1) With the help of the software I was able to screen record and create webinars for all

Pros

1) Best feature we see is that of it being available as a chrome plugin 2) Integrations with YouTube and Drive makes it a better up

Cons

1) Like all the other apps the only other problem is the pricing scheme and it can easily be made better by helping the INR economy

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Russell P.

I love Screencastify!

2019-02-14

I am extremely pleased with how simple it has been to use Screencastify. I've been able to record screen recordings that can be quickly shared with students and teammates. I love it!

Pros

This can be used to "flip" the classroom, frontload with information, students who are out sick, for small groups that are working on different topics, differentiation, or for centers activities. In a way, this allows you to be more than one place at once!

Cons

I'm also able to do what I need to do with the free version, but have considered the subscription so that I can get access to more minutes per month.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 201-500 employees)

Tiny app but huge benefits

2018-05-12

Quick capture, share, post.

Pros

Super easy to calorie you screens with audio and video.

Cons

Some times the capture crashes. Its not frequent or annoying but happened to me twice in one year. Can have some provision to capture the error log in such cases

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nick A.

Simple and Effective Screencast Tool

2018-03-10

I love being able to create flipped lessons for my students and staff with this tool and that it simply saves them to my Google Drive for easy access. This allows me to create lessons around common issues so that students can go back and watch them whenever they need to.

Pros

The best feature is that Screencastify is a Google extension that can record right from your web browser and then save directly to your Google Drive.

Cons

One big hiccup is the fact that it only saves to a specified file type to your Google Drive. This is a problem if you want to upload this file to another program, or download and send as an attachment. I was able to find that there is a Google Drive add-on that is able to read video files and convert as needed. Also- under the free version you are limited to any editing tools, as well as time limit. I don't usually go over 10 minutes so this is fine, but you'll need the premium if you want longer videos.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Natalie W.

Great Lesson Recording Tool

2020-11-24

This saves me writing a lengthy email they may not read!

Pros

The best feature is that it allows me to crop it once I'm done so I can make sure only the parts I need are saved.

Cons

It takes quite some time for a recorded video to download onto my chromebook, which means I have to wait before editing, which is a minor annoyance.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Amber R.

Must Have Screen Recording Software

2020-10-11

Amazing! Can’t believe I ever tried to make screen recordings without it!!

Pros

I haven’t found a product that makes it so easy to record your screen and edit in other aspects.

Cons

The only major downfall is that it just isn’t very compatible with mobile devices so you have to have a pc or laptop.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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William B.

This software works well.

2018-03-19

Able to record screens in decent quality video.

Pros

My favorite thing is that it does what I need it to do without any serious hangups or issues and with decent overall quality.

Cons

Also not having access to more features without paying.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Paul M.

Easy, powerful and flexible

2020-02-11

We started with the free version (limits to 5 minutes of recording and, I believe, has a water mark). After realizing that showing staff how to do something is more beneficial than creating "how to" documents, we purchased a couple licenses to try it out. From there, more and more staff wanted to use it and we currently sit at 15 licenses that we can "check out" as needed to any of our staff. No regrets in our purchase and our staff love it.

Pros

Installation is simply adding a Chrome Extension and then assigning a license to an email account.

Cons

I did not rank customer service since we've never had to use them.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Paula M.

Great for instructional videos

2020-10-11

The videos automatically upload to my Google drive making it that much easier to share them with my students.

Pros

I did not need any extra equipment and it took about 2 minutes to allow permissions and I was ready to record.

Cons

The share screen label will not go away. I can move it, but it is a distraction when I have to move to continue working out a math problem for my students.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Luke K.

Screencastify Makes Screen Sharing a Breeze

2019-07-16

This is an extremely useful tool as a Client Success Manager because it provides the perfect solution when an email would take to long and the issue or solution would not be as easy to describe over a phone call.

Pros

The Screencastify plug-in makes it very easy to quickly record my sceen and download it into a sharable video.

Cons

I have nothing negative to say about this tool

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ginger V.

Customer Service

2020-08-27

Since becoming a paying customer, I have not seen the benefits outweighs the negatives.

Pros

I have used the free feature for over a year and it has saved me some time on instruction per class period.

Cons

I have contacted them over 3 times, filled out two forms over a 4-day period and have yet to receive anything except a blank response from a [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN].

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Shane P.

Just keeps getting better...

2018-08-31

I use it for quick tutorial for teachers, reflections for students, recording directions. It's great for screen recording or making presentations with audio!

Pros

I also love that it links seamlessly with my Google Drive and other social media platforms.

Cons

Due to fact that they update so often (which is good), it is difficult to keep up. Nothing major really changes, they just keep you on your toes with all the simple updates and changes they make!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Cristina G.

Excellent Software

2020-06-11

It is very easy to use and there isn't a learning curve.

Pros

It is very easy to figure out.

Cons

I did purchase the yearly fee, which gives you access to recording longer videos as well as editing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Valerie M.

Saving Me From Stress

2020-03-25

Screencastify has helped lower my stress level at this time having to teach from home. In just a few days, I have many videos to share with my students.

Pros

Also, due to having to teach from home, the company has given us access to the ultimate version due to teachers having to teach at home.

Cons

So far, since I have only been using for a few days, I have not come across cons. It has been amazing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Christopher E.

Screencasts Made Simple

2021-06-10

As a teacher who makes many instructional videos, I have found Screencastify to be invaluable. It takes a lot of the stress out of making screencasts

Pros

With simple, easy-to-use controls you can make a screencast in 3 clicks.

Cons

The biggest issue I have experienced is stopping the video and accessing the tools can slow down the video.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(E-Learning company, 51-200 employees)

good for lesson recordings

2021-06-05

this software is versatile and I will still use it because it provides my students with a lesson when they miss class

Pros

I have used this to record my lessons so students can see it, and its easy to access and sent to people to see and review.

Cons

Since my school didn't purchase the app, one down side can be that the free version only allows you to record 5 minutes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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