Tool: Snagit


Rating: 3stars


Snagit is a screenshot program that captures video display and audio output. Originally for the Microsoft Windows operating systems, recent versions have also been available for Mac OS, but with fewer features. Snagit is available in English, German, Korean, and Japanese versions. Snagit replaces the print screen function with additional features. Newer versions allow batch capture of embedded items such as links, pictures, and multimedia. The user can set parameters and keyboard shortcuts to capture particular types of data, which are stored in a folder called “Catalog” by default. Snagit can also follow links in web pages, capturing the specified data from the linked pages.


Snagit can be used to:
Capture key moments from a webinar to reference them later or share with colleagues.
Grade assignments and narrate feedback. You can take an image capture of an electronic assignment then add extra space to the capture to allow you to make notes in the margins.
Create engaging video lessons for your students and narrate them as you go.
Build engaging handouts


TopTen Reviews rated the software 4/4 in all categories, the review highlighted the capture quality, ease of use, and support.  CNET rated the software 8/10, mentioning the ability to take screenshots of entire web pages, but pointed out weaknesses including a poor wizard and fewer output file formats than competitors. is also very positive, awarding 5/5 and pointing out the ease of use, comprehensive features, and multiple views, but they stated that text entry in the Snagit Editor is slow, lagging behind as text is typed in the edit box.

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