Screencastify Software

About Screencastify

Screencastify is a Chrome extension that allows users to record, edit, and share screen recordings. This solution can be used by schools, customer support, sales teams, plus more. With Screencastify, users can create videos such as demos, tutorials, lessons, and presentations while using the Chrome browser. Videos can be published on YouTube, shared using Google Drive, or exported as MP3/MP4 files. Screencastify allows users to record desktop screens as well as create webcam videos. With annotation tools, users can add text and other elements to videos that are created using Screencastify. Using the device microphone, video narration may also be added. Technical support is available via an online help and learning center. Pricing for Screencastify is per user ...

Screencastify Pricing

Screencastify offers a free forever version, which has a limit of up to 5 minutes for video recording. For $49 per person per year, users can access all free plan features, plus unlimited recording time and more editing tools. Discounts are available for educational institutions. Please contact Screencastify for more pricing details.

Starting price: 

$49.00 per year

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Screencastify User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4

Functionality

4.5

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Sarah

Company size: 1,001 - 5,000 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

October 2021

Screencastify in Anderson One

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Russell

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: E-Learning

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

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Value for money

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out of 5
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Functionality

out of 5

February 2019

I love Screencastify!

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

Screencastify is a phenomenal and easy to use tool for teachers and students! It has so many great features. First, you have the ability to create videos of your screen (with or without your headshot). 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! Beyond that, you can add graphics on the screen while recording (including lines, circles, etc.), which can draw attention to certain parts of your presentation for the students. Another great feature is that it links and syncs with your Google Drive. Your videos are automatically stored there, if you use Google Drive. You can then get a link that easily shared with students. Last, I only scratched the surface of all the great stuff about Screencastify, but they also have an awesome certification program you can take to learn more - great customer support!

Cons

To be honest, I have no complaints about Screencastify. I only need the ability to record short videos that can be shared with students or teammates, and Screencastify helps me accomplish that goal. 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. It's a great platform - give it a try!

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Kelly A.

Verified reviewer

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Primary/Secondary Education

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

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out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

May 2020

Works well with Google Classroom Integration

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. Can imbed webcam at the bottom of the video, or it will disappear once you start showing online actions.

Pros

I enjoy how easy it is to use and how quickly the video is processed. 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.

Reasons for choosing Screencastify

The free version was more robust and could get quickly to using it. Eventually went to paid version for longer screen capture time.

Reasons for switching to Screencastify

While more dynamic editing capabilities, Filmora has a steep learning curve. Too much for quick, short screen captures. It is better suited for creating videos.

Amr

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

The Easiest Screencasting Solution.

As an Instructional Designer/Trainer, Screencastify makes it easy for me to record bite-sized tutorials, edit them, and share them on whatever platform my trainees are on. I encourage trainees to use Screencastify as a learning activity tool in digital literacy courses. It empowers them to demonstrate their digital skills by creating videos and digital content and sharing it online.

Pros

Screencastify is an easy-to-use video recording Chrome extension. It enables me to record my screen/webcam and edit the videos directly within the Chrome browser. It has efficient editing and sharing features that allow me to trim videos, add interactive questions and post the final video to my Google classroom.

Cons

Almost nothing. But it would be great if the app developers enriched the interactive questions feature by adding more question types and rich media embed options.

Sanjana

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Research

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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out of 5
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out of 5
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Functionality

out of 5

June 2022

Screencastify is a scam

I cancelled my subscription months ago and I was still charged multiple times. They will not let me cancel.

Pros

It was mediocre, and I was charged after I cancelled the subscription

Cons

It was not at all worth the money, I was charged after I cancelled the subscription and they will not let me cancel.

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