QuickTime Player can be used to create:

  • Movies - Creating movies using QuickTime Player is similar to using Photobooth, you use the computer's built in camera to record the action. Students could record their thoughts and reflections on a book to topic of choice. These small videos could then be put into larger presentations.
  • Audio Files - The ability to create simple audio files enables you to add voice recordings to slideshow presentations and/or the audio files could be used document student fluency.
  • Screen Recordings - The screen recording capability allows you to create digital learning objects for students to refer to when they need a review on how to do a particular computer task.

Here are some simple steps to get you started.
1. Open QuickTime Player - Can be found in your Applications folder. Drag to your dock for easy access. Can be used to open several video file types.

2. With QuickTime open, click on "File" and make a selection to either create a movie recording, create an audio recording, or to create a screen recording.

Recording Choices

Drop down menu in each area provides recording options.
Make sure:
  • 1. The "Built-in Microphone: Internal microphone" checked.
  • 2. You may wish to choose to save your recording to the Desktop (that is not the default setting).

  • New Movie Recording

Window will open showing what the built in camera is seeing.


  • New Audio Recording

  • New Screen Recording - Note: The "Screen Recording" window will not appear in your video if you choose to record the whole screen.


When doing a screen recording, it will ask if you want to record the whole screen or only a section of the screen.

If you drag to select part of the screen, that is where the recording will take place.

3. Once you stop the recording, the final movie or audio file will appear on your Desktop (if that is where you told it to be saved).