Get Jing-y with It!

February 15, 2012 in Discovery Fridays, Distance Learning, Faculty, Inspire

One of my favorite free tools on the web is a screen capture tool called Jing. Jing allows you to create images and video tutorials from your computer screen. If you have every received a video tutorial from me via email… it was created with Jing.

Jing was developed by TechSmith, who also makes Camtasia and Snag It.

Below is a video overview/demo of Jing:

NOTE: Video capture is now included in the free version of Jing.

  • Use Jing to snap images of your computer screen to use in student directions.
  • Annotate screen captures with text, arrows, and highlights
  • Use Jing to create videos from your screen for course lectures or web tours. (5 minute limit)
  • Share Jing videos easily using Bb or YouTube.

Here is a great tutorial for getting started with Jing: Jing Tutorial

The possibilities are endless. I use Jing almost everyday for something. So, download Jing and let me know what you think: Free Download


Ken Fairbanks
Director of Distance & Distributed Learning
Wytheville Community College