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 for a licenseInstall Screencastify Extension and Initial setupRecord, Save & UploadSubmit to Canvas Using Google Apps


Sign up for a license

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 Portal password to sign in to Google.

Note: your account is licensed for Premium use as long as you logged in with your Portal username and password, and that can be verified upon installing the Screencastify extension. 

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 to Canvas Using Google Apps

After uploading the video to your Google Apps account, you can embed it into either the discussion post or the assignment taking the following steps.

Go to the rich content editor area inside the discussion post or assignment and click on the "Apps" icon. Next, click on the "View All" link.

rich content editor image with the external tool icons outlined

Next, from the drop-down menu, click on the "Google Apps" link. 

rich content editor image with Google app link outlined

Next, if this is your first time using the Google Apps tool, click on the "Authorize" button.

google apps authorize button outlined

On the next screen, enter your email address and your current Portal password to sign in to Google. Next, click on the "Allow" button.

google LTI canvas screen with the allow button outlined

Once inside the Google Apps, click on the folder where your video has been saved. In this case, the "Screencastify" folder.

google apps screen with the screencastify folder outlined

Next, 1) Select the video you want to embed 2) Click on the "Embed" button.

Image showing 1) Select the video you want to embed 2) Click on the "Embed" button.

Next, click the "Submit Assignment" button.

submit assignment button

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

submission detail link outlined


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