Teacher Presence and How to Create a Webcast


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Getting Started

Teacher Presence/Screencast/video

Welcome to this mini-course on Teacher Presence and creating a screencast/video with Screencast-O-Matic.


  • A Computer (PC/Mac)
  • Internet Connection (High Speed Preferred)
  • Microphone (Headset Mic Preferred)

Objectives of this Course

At the conclusion of the Mini-Course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe teacher presence and its importance in online learning
  • Create a video/screencast using Screencast-O-Matic

Course Units


Unit 1: Teacher Presence

  • Watch videos on Teacher Presence
  • Learn about Community of Inquiry model


Unit 2: Registration for a Screencast-O-Matic Account and Discovering the application features

  • Register for an account with Screencast-O-Matic
  • Discover the main features of the application


Unit 3: Create a Screencast/Video using Screencast-O-Matic

  • Create/record a screencast/video using Screencast-O-Matic application
  • Archive the screencast or save the video

Assessment of this Course

Resources/External Links

References and Resources

Richardson, J. C., Besser, E., Koehler, A., Lim, J., & Strait, M. (2016). Instructors' Perceptions of Instructor Presence in Online Learning Environments. International Review Of Research In Open And Distributed Learning, 17(4), 82-104.

Paula Jones, Kim Naugle & MaryAnn Kolloff : Learning Solutions Magazine. (n.d.). Teacher Presence: Using Introductory Videos in Online and Hybrid Courses Retrieved December 14, 2016, from https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/107/teacher-presence-using-introductory-videos-in-online-and-hybrid-courses