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10 Easy Steps To Screencast Your Chromebook Using A Private Hangout On Air

2/11/14 Update: Very early development but the Chrome App: Screencastify, will allow you to screencast with audio from your chromebook.


This method will allow you to host a recorded Hangout On Air (HOA) event that is completely private.  Using HOA's you can then screencast from your chromebook.   The trick is to use YouTube's "Live Event" feature.
  1. Open up to your YouTube Channel 
  2. Click on Video Manager and Live Event (You may need to enable this feature http://www.youtube.com/features)
  3. Create a Live Event
  4. Set the Event to Private
  5. Start the hangout
  6. Start the broadcast (since you created a private event this will not be shared publicly.
  7. Share your screen
  8. Do your presentation and then stop your HOA
  9. Use YouTube to trim your video
  10. TaDa! your video is recorded and nobody besides the people you wanted could have seen it.
Below is my test that I recorded privately using my Samsung series 5 chromebook.   At no point was this video public until I manually changed it afterward to showcase on this post.




* Note: TechSmith is currently working on a true screencast solution for Chromebooks, which at the time of me writing this their SnagIt for chromebooks will only take screenshots.