Sunday, April 22, 2018

Screencasting . . . with iPad!

I can't believe that it took me this long to try screen recording on iPad, especially since it is my device of choice. Today I made my first screen recording and it was very easy.

First, I had to find the controls to screen record. Go into Settings and select Control Center. Then tap Customize Controls. You will find a list of things you can add to your Control Center. Tap the green + to the left of the Screen Recording icon.

Once you do this, it will appear in the list of things included in your Control Center.

That's all there is to it. Exit Settings. Open your Control Center. Tap the Screen Recording icon to begin recording. Demonstrate whatever you want to show on your iPad. Tap the Screen Recording icon again to stop.

If you try it and your first screencast doesn't have any sound, you have to enable the microphone. To do that, tap and hold the record button (pictured above). When you do, you will get a pop-up that allows you to turn the microphone on! Thanks to Ken Krott who commented on that below!

This would be great to model an app that you want students to use or show the features of an app they will explore. I am definitely going to start making use of the feature!


  1. Is there a way to record your voice while screen recording?

    1. Figured it need to touch and hold the record button to get to the microphone audio options.