Instructions on How to Use Jing

Here are instructions on how to use the Jing Project from www.TechSmith.com. Remember that Jing is a third-party product. Although it is free, it is not supported nor endorsed by University of Phoenix. With that said, here are the seven steps to create a Jing image and paste it into OLS.

1. Hover over the Jing sun and click on the capture button as shown in the graphic below:



2. Using your mouse, drag the box around your capture; release the mouse; click on the "Image" button as shown in the graphic below:


3. Edit the image if desired (using the editing tools on the left of the captured image); click the "Send image to Screencast" button as shown in the graphic below:



4. You will receive a message that your image has been sent to Screencast and the image's URL address is in your clipboard (see graphic below):


5. Click the link to "View on Screencast.com"to display the image (see graphic below):



6. You will see that your captured image is in the middle of a grey screen with the Jing banner. Click (just once) on the actual image and it will appear by itself in the browser window (see graphic below):


7. Do a CTRL+A to select all of that browser window with the image in it; Do a CTRL+C to copy the browser window with the image in it; go to OLS post you are creating and click in the post where you want the image to appear; do a CTRL+V to paste; Ouilá -- image:



Once the image is in your OLS post, you can right-click on it and choose "properties" to add a border or to change the size and alignment of the image.
 
Using Jing images in OLS takes a minute or so to prepare so I use Jing only when I need to teach a concept. It is not worth my time to use Jing for decorative images.


Any questions or comments?

Jolene