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New! Screencastify Edit now includes a Blur Tool

Nefertiti Dukes | March 02, 2021

New! Screencastify Edit now includes a Blur Tool

Generally, we aren’t fans of blurry videos...but, we’ll make an exception to announce that Screencastify Edit now includes a blur tool.

👉👉 Looking for a step by step guide all about using this new feature? Check it out on our Help and Learning page 👈👈

Like all of our features, this one is the result of requests from users like you.

Starting today, both Edit Free and Unlimited users can blur anything on screen with just one click. If you’re wondering how to use this new feature, we’ve got you covered with a few ideas below ⬇️.

Obscure Private Information

We heard you...sensitive information like student ID numbers, grades, or personal information always seem to pop up in the middle of your screencast. The new blur feature makes it possible for you to hide that information without the need to re-record.

Focus Student Attention

When you’re recording your screen, there’s often a whole lot going on which can make it difficult for students to discern what to focus on. We introduced the zoom tool to ensure students retained important information. And, the blur tool should help too! You can blur out all of the visual noise in seconds.

Get Classes Ready to be Replayed

Here at Screencastify, privacy is a big deal and we know it is for you too. If you’ve recorded a video meeting that includes student faces, use our blur tool to ensure student privacy before putting it out in the world. We’re excited that this new feature will allow our users to share the awesome things happening in their classrooms without exposing their students.

Give Students an Opportunity to Share without Worry

We know that students learn more when they have opportunities to share their thoughts and ideas. But, speaking on video can be a challenge and downright anxiety-inducing for some of our kiddos. The new blur tool gives students a chance to share their voice on their own terms. And, the best part: since our editor is browser-based, it works on Chromebooks!

Get Students Hooked

Using video to get students engaged in the lesson? The new blur tool can help! Start by showing students a blurred image and ask them to guess what’s behind it. They’ll get a kick out of the interaction and you’ll have engaged students ready to learn new information.