Jing is here to stay!

Jul 22, 2008 by

For students to share handwritten work or equations online, there is one program that has changed my online classes more than any other, and that is a free program called Jing built by TechSmith.

However, when I show other instructors how to use Jing, the one concern that always arises is “what if Jing starts to cost something?”

My response has always been 1) TechSmith wouldn’t change the price (free) without significant notice, and 2) Jing will always be free for a certain amount of space.

Today, Techsmith announced that Jing is now an official offering and, to celebrate the 1-year birthday of Jing, they are increasing the amount of free space on Screencast from 200 MB to 2 GB. That’s right … 2 GB of storage space (and 2 GB of transfer bandwidth)!!!

This is really fantastic news – some of my students were hitting the 200 MB ceiling on this. So, whether it’s an existing account or a brand new Jing account, you should have a lot more space to save your screen captures and videos!

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  1. SplineGuy

    Just got me email announcing this today. It is great news. Thanks for posting.

  2. Robert

    Great News!

    I have been talking this up, but always adding the line that we don’t know how long it will be for free (or in what capacity).

  3. Eamon

    this sounds intriguing. I’d love to hear more details of how your students use Jing. Any chance you could blog on this?
    – Eamon

  4. Maria H. Andersen

    If you follow this link you will see some of the posts where I have talked about how students have been using jing.

    Mosty, they use Jing to record what they get to their computer screen as an image and then send me the link – they use it in emails, to turn in online assignments, and to post images of equations, graphs, or handwritten work on message boards.

    When I catch up with myself, I will try to capture some of the message board stuff.

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