Jing Screen Captures

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A Quick Introduction to Jing

According to the Jing web site, Jing software "allows you to add visuals to your online conversations. Instead of typing at people, show them what you are talking about." This is exactly what is being done throughout many of the lessons in our online courses in applied statistics. Instructors want to tell you and show you. In order to view a Jing movie, you need the Flash Player plug-in for your browser. Fortunately, the most popular browsers come with the Flash Player plug-in already installed. Click on the arrow in the middle of the graphic below. If you can hear and see the movie that is playing, then you are all set! (By the way, this is a Jing movie included in the course STAT 414!)

You can start and stop the movie using the toolbar at the bottom of the frame. If the toolbar disappears, you can make it reappear by moving your cursor into the area where the toolbar was located.

While many faculty in the Department of Statistics find it helpful to walk students through the steps in solving a problem using Jing, students can also use Jing to put together and share presentations as well using this same technology. For instance, let's say you want to grab some output from Minitab or SAS and paste it into a Word document to share with a boss, a government agency or to include in a homework assignment. Jing is a simple way to grab a picture of anything that you see on your computer screen. You can even annotate the picture once you have it captured. Use an arrow to point to important values!

Here is a movie that shows Jing in action, grabbing output after running a program in SAS via WebApps:

From WebApps to Word with Jing!

For more information and the FREE download for this (Mac or PC) check out the Jing web site at http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html (opens in a new window or tab).