Resource Introduction: SnagIt

What is it?

SnagIt is an extension that plugs into Chrome to record live work on the screen of a Chromebook or desktop. The service records anything that happens on the screen, including a user moving from one tab to the next, searching through the Internet, accessing links, or typing into documents. Anything that the screen sees, it sees. It also records audio, so a user can narrate what is happening on the screen for a full audio and video experience. The best part is that SnagIt links to your Google Drive account, so the user can automatically upload the recorded video to their Google Drive. Simple tools and solid functionality make this a great screen recorder for students and teachers alike!

How can I use it?

Teachers can use this for a flipped classroom. They can record what’s happening on the screen, which could be a lecture presentation file or series of websites. It could be used to record instructions as well. Imagine you want students to log into an online service from home. Try recording a quick 3-5 minute that shows them how and linking that video on Google Classroom (which is simple because the video would already be in your Drive).

On the other side, students can use this to record their own work to submit to you. What if you want them to narrate how they conduct research? What if you want them to narrate a presentation, but you do not need to see their face? This will work for those applications and much more.

Are you or someone you know using this? Notify us, and we’ll post your or their name here as a building expert! Email to

Check out this quick tutorial for SnagIt for Google Chrome. Then look at the links below for more detailed assistance.

Resource Links

SnagIt Home Page

SnagIt Download for Chrome

“Making Video Lesson Recaps with SnagIt and a Chromebook” An excellent tutorial on flipped lesson recording with a trick to embed the speaker’s image (video 6:31)

“SnagIt for Education” Intriguing Advertisement of SnagIt with an Education Focus (video 1:26)

Author: Alexander Clarkson

After ten years of teaching English language arts at Southview High School and three years at McCord Junior High School, Alex is the first digital instruction specialist for Sylvania Schools. He moves from building to building helping teachers reach and engage their students through digital learning.

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