InterPro - Online Learning - Screen Capture/Screenshot & Scanning Tools

This page provides resources for taking screenshots on MacOs and Windows and for using a mobile device as a scanning device


Often students have the need to take and share screenshots for course work, homework assignments, or when getting help from tech support.  Below is a list of options for both screen-capture software and web browser plugins, as well as some mobile scanning apps that may be useful for scanning and submitting homework assignments. 

Built-in Options for Screenshots

Most Operating Systems (Mac and Windows) and mobile computing devices have built-in tools for screenshots and screen capture.  Common features include ability to select partial windows, or the entire screen. Other nice features often include timed screen capture, which affords a delayed screen shot, so the user can make clicks and prepare in advance.  Below is a list of additional links for screen capture tools

How to take a screenshot on many different platforms: https://www.take-a-screenshot.org

UW KB Pages discussing Screen Capture options


Scanning Apps for Mobile Devices (iOS/Android)

Here is a link to a good run down of both free and paid mobile scanning apps.  Popular options are Microsoft Office Lens, Evernote Scannable, and Adobe Scan.  An app like this can be very handy for students who may be doing written homework problems or any work on paper, and then need to quickly and easily convert it to a digital document for submission to Canvas LMS or sharing with team members.




Keywords:EPD technology, screenshot, screen capture   Doc ID:45661
Owner:Learning Design and Technologies Team .Group:Interdisciplinary Professional Programs
Created:2014-12-16 12:06 CDTUpdated:2021-06-17 12:44 CDT
Sites:Engineering Professional Development - Department Resources, Interdisciplinary Professional Programs
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