Ever watched a screen demo where everything is teeny tiny on a messy desktop — we can do better!

This video basically takes you through the how-to of making things bigger before presenting a demonstration in a zoom meeting or recorded video for unit material.



To conduct a screen demonstration, you typically need screen recording software and a presentation plan. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Select Screen Recording Software: Choose a screen recording tool that suits your needs. Some University of New England (UNE) options include EchoVideo, Zoom, for power users or perfectionists Camtasia (limited UNE licences — need to request),  or even built-in options like QuickTime Player on Mac or Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 and later.
  2. Prepare Your Content: Plan what you want to demonstrate on your screen. Organise your content into a logical sequence to guide your viewers through the process efficiently.
  3. Adjust Settings: Configure your screen recording software settings. Set the recording area to capture 1920 x 1080 pixels. Adjust audio settings to ensure clear recording of your voice and any system sounds. Adjust the size of your cursor to be large. Zoom an application’s size to maximise the use of the screen real estate.
  4. Practice: Before recording your actual demonstration, practice your presentation to ensure smooth delivery. Then reset everything back to how it would appear at the start of your demo so there is no residual information.
  5. Edit (if necessary): After recording, you may need to edit the video to remove any mistakes, pauses, or irrelevant content. Most screen recording software includes basic editing features for trimming and enhancing your video.