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Sensations Project


Using Screencastify to record
(note: your free account is limited to only 10 recordings per month)

Add Screencastify extension to your Chrome browser

  • Log into the ChromeBook with your student account (
  • Launch Chrome
  • Go to the Chrome web store -  confirm you are logged in with your student ID
  • Click on NPSGoogle App Self Service, if necessary


  • Click on Screencastify button

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  • Add to Chrome

Use Screencastify to record

  • Once it's added to Chrome you'll see an orange arrow icon in your browser

  • The first time you click it, Screencastify will ask to link your Google account to store your videos on Google Drive
  • If necessary, sign in again to confirm your Google Drive account
  • Allow Screencastify permissions (e.g., use your microphone, drawing tools, etc.)
  • If asked, setup Tab recording -- this will give you more options when you record
  • If asked, allow the extra permissions for Tab recording
  • Next  you should see a brief  tutorial - it’s worth watching!
  • You can choose between recording the whole screen (so you can switch between tabs) or just one tab. You can also record your face with the webcam.
  • Make sure the microphones are turned on!

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  • Click the orange button to start recording. The recording will capture what happens on screen, as well as your voice
  • To stop or pause recording, click the orange arrow icon again

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  • When you are finished you will see a playback of your video. It will automatically be saved to a folder in your Google Drive (you may need to click “grant permission”).


Newton South High School Library October 2019

More Screencastify Help

Trying to get started with Screencastify outside the library? Here are some more help options:

Screencastify's Welcome Page

Written instructions to walk you through your first recording.

A brief (less than 2 min) video tutorial.

Newton South High School Library

140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
call: (617) 559-6561