How to Record and Create Video Tutorials for Training

Last updated on June 1, 2017 by Trafalgar Law

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How to Record and Create Video Tutorials for Training

record video for trainingNowadays learning from online training video is a tendency to improve knowledge retention as videos provide a better explanation to viewers compared with simple texts and images. If you’re a pro at doing something, you may also want to create training videos and share them online to tell people how to do something vividly with narrations. If you’re just wondering how to show clearly what is happening on your computer screen, like the uses of an app, gameplay tips and tricks, etc., now you’re just in the right place. Today we’re going to show you the top 3 training recorders that you can try out to make instructional videos easily with high quality.

Record Training Video Online for Free

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If you want to make a training video for free, then Free Online Screen Recorder is a nice option. As it’s an online app, you don’t need to worry about the compatibilities with Windows or Mac. Though it’s 100% free, it does provide all the basic features you need to create video tutorial for training. With it, you can capture anything happening on your computer screen in different recording modes and with multiple audio input sources. Moreover, you can perform some simple edits in real time to annotate and enhance the video instantly. As for the created screencasts, you can save them in a number of popular formats like AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, FLV and more. Here are the simple instructions on how to create training videos with it.

1. To record a how-to training tutorial, first please visit the main page of Free Screen Recorder and click Start to initialize the recording. Note that you will need to install a launcher to activate the app if you’re using it for the first time.

2. When the launcher has successfully installed, the recording window will then show up and you can click Record to select the recording mode from Full Screen, Region or Webcam. Meanwhile, choose the audio input sources from Microphone, System or Both.

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3. When the settings are done, simply click the rec REC button to start the training video recording. During the recording process, you can use the editing features to add some annotations like texts, highlights, arrows, circles and more. Once you have captured what you need, click on Pause to end the recording and then tap the green tick icon to save it.

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4. Before finally saving the recording, you can have a preview of it to make sure it’s exactly what you want. If you’re satisfied with the result, you can then save it as a video file, GIF file, or directly upload it to Vimeo, YouTube, Google Drive, etc. for sharing with the world.

If you want to record training videos even when there is no Internet connection, you can try the desktop version called Screen Grabber Pro, which is available for both Windows and Mac. You can click the download button below to get the right version.

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Create Video Tutorials with CamStudio


CamStudio is a open source screen recording software that can be used for creating training how-to videos. It allows you to record screen and audio activity on your computer screen. You can either record an entire screen or just capture a particular area you like. Besides, it lets you add annotations to the recording by adding captions or insert a webcam of yourself. You can also adjust the cursor controls, output video quality, etc. The screencast can be saved as AVI or SWF for online streaming. You can download and install it on your computer and follow the easy-to-use interface to create an impressive training video without any problems.

Make Video Tutorial Using Screencast-O-Matic

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Screencast-O-Matic is a handy tool for recording training videos. There is a free version that allows you to capture on-screen activities and create short tutorials, presentations, etc. and lets you upload the screencast to YouTube immediately. To use it, you will need to sign in using a social media account (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and you can only record a maximum of 15 minutes. Due to this time limit, it’s recommended that you record short video tutorial using it. If you upgrade to the Pro version, you will be able to edit the recording to make it more vivid and impressive.


Among the 3 screen recorders for creating training tutorial, Free Online Screen Recorder is recommended as the best one as it offers much more features than the other two. Why not give it a try and create a featured video right away?

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