This was definitely one of the easier assignments since setting up the blog. When the assignment was mentioned in class, I already knew that I would use pinterest as my site to explore because it is the inspiration for my blog.
Downloading the software was quick and easy. I did not watch the instructional tutorial since we went over a lot of it in class. I just hoped that I remembered enough. I wrote out a script so I would have an idea of what to say. It took me a couple of tries to get it right. The first few times I messed up because I lost my place in the script when I would look up to navigate the screen. When I figured out how to read and navigate better, someone came into my room yelling while I was recording. I waited until it was quiet to try again and managed to get through the video. I used the pause feature a few times to get re-situated so the video is a little choppy. However, I did not think it would get much better unless I redid it numerous times, which I did not have the patience to do.
The biggest issue I had was that the wifi in my house is not that great so it slowed the site down a lot. I also forgot where I saved the video when I finished, but that was a quick fix. I just went back into my history to grab the link. It seemed a bit inconvenient to have to upload the video from Jing to another site in order to grab the link to share, but it still was not difficult to figure out.
I do not think I will be doing much screencasting in the future, but if I have to do something like this again, I will have some experience with it.
UPDATE: the original link would not play the video. hopefully this one works. My flashplayer is out of date so I am unable to test the link.