What is it?

A pencast is a recording of your writings or drawings, typically with a voiceover in which you explain your drawings. You can draw on paper, your computer or tablet. The program can be used on different software and hardware. The output is a video that you can upload to Absalon, video.ku.dk, YouTube, etc.


What is the value?

A pencast is especially useful for those who use formulas and equations, or who simply like to write on a board while they talk. Students can use the videos to prepare for lectures or to revise during the course. A big advantage is that the students can watch the pencast and hear the explanations again and again.

Which Software Should I choose?

There are several options if you want to make a pencast. Here are two suggestions.

Explain everything is an app for iOS, Android and Windows.


Using a tablet like iPad, you would probably want a pen as well to make more precise writings and drawings. A cheap, but useful pen you can find her.

You can also use a camera (smartphone) and simply record your drawings on the blackboard or whiteboard.


To learn more about how to get started, contact the e-learning consultants at your faculty.

If you want to know more about how to get started, please contact the e-learning consultants at your faculty.