Screen Recording Guide

Some of the assignments in this course require you to submit screen recordings of your code in action. This guide will walk you through how to do that for different operating systems. Note that this guide is meant to be suggestive, not prescriptive: if you have some other way that you already know about and like for making screen recordings, feel free to use that.

Mac OS

Mac OS has built-in screen recording functionality. You can bring up the screen recording interface by pressing Command + Shift + 5 on your keyboard. This page has a good overview of how to use the screen recording interface.


Windows 11:

You can screen record natively using the Snipping Tool. You can find this by searching “Snipping Tool” into the Windows search bar, and from there you will see that the toggle is on the screenshot tool, which is indicated by the camera symbol. If you switch it to the video symbol and then click “New”, you will be able to screen record.

Windows 10 and below:

Snipping Tool does not contain recording functionality in Windows 10 or below. Instead, you may install OBS to record your screen, or you can use the native Windows Game Bar. In order to use Windows Game Bar, click on the screen you want to record and then press Win+G to bring up the Game Bar. From there, you can click the record button in the top left to start recording.

Linux (Department Machines)


Linux (Other Distros)

If you run Linux on your own personal machine, we're going to assume that you're capable of figuring out on your own how to do screen recordings ;)