How To: Create a Video with Picture-in-Picture Using Screencastify for Students

This guide will walk you through the process of creating a picture-in-picture video presentation that is required for several FSW Online Courses. Be sure to follow the steps in order if this is the first time you are utilizing Screencastify. 

Before starting this part of the assignment, you will want to have your PowerPoint presentation and speech finalized. 

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Sign Up Install Screencastify Extension and Initial setupRecord, Save & UploadSubmit your video to Canvas


Sign up 

Launch Google Chrome 

Note: Screencastify will only work with Google Chrome.

Image Google chrome icon

Then, navigate to and click on the "My Account" link.

Image with My account highlighter

When the following box appears, click on the "Sign in with Google" link.

Sign in with Google

If you are a student, ensure you are using your email address and your current MyFSW password to sign in to Google.

On the next screen make sure to click on the "Allow" button. 

Click on the allow button

Next, the Screencastify Dashboard will open. 

(1) Record-open your recordings from the Screencastify dashboard. 

(2) Edit-launch the editor from the Screencastify dashboard.

(3) Help-visit the help link to access the Screencastify Help CenterProvide feedback, or submit a Screencastify support ticket.

Screencastify dashboard


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Install Screencastify Extension and Initial Setup

 Install the "Screencastify - Screen Video Recorder" extension.

Image showing how to install Screencastify screen video recorder extension

Connect your Google Drive to Screencastify.

Navigate the Screencastify extension.


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Record, Save & Upload

Learn how to record your browser tab, desktop, or webcam.

Learn more about saving and sharing your recordings.

When you are ready to record, click the extension in your Chrome browser, then click the "Record" button or visit How to make your first recording.

Image of Screencastify screen video recorder  with the record button highlighted

For additional information, visit Screencastify Help & Learning guides. 


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Submit your video to Canvas

Once you have recorded your video, you can embed it into either the discussion post or the assignment by following the steps below:

Open your video in Screencastify and click the down arrow next to "Export Video" on the right-hand side of the screen.

Arrow next to "Export Video".

Then, click "More options".

"More options" link.

Next, click on the "< > Get embed code" link.

"< > Get embed code" link.

Click the "Copy embed code" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the "Embed Code" window.

"Copy embed code" button.

Next, go to the rich content editor area inside the discussion post or assignment and (1) click on the "Insert" tab, and then (2) click on the "Embed" link.

"Insert" tab, then "Embed" link.

Then, (1) paste the embed code into the embed code box and (2) click the "Submit" button.

"Embed Code" box and "Submit" button.

The video should now appear in the rich content editor area inside the discussion post or assignment.


Next, click the "Submit Assignment" button to submit the assignment (or click the "Reply" button to post your reply in a discussion).

submit assignment button

To check your assignment submission, click under the "Submission Details" link.

submission detail link outlined

Please note that if you are attempting to view embedded Screencastify videos in the Microsoft Edge browser, you will need to click the following icon in the top right-hand corner of the video in order to view the video.

Arrow icon in top right-hand corner.


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