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What is a screenshot?

A screenshot captures a portion of your screen and saves it as an image file. It is like taking a picture of your computer screen, but with much better quality than pulling out your phone to take a picture.

Taking screenshots can be a very effective way of showing an instructor or support person an issue that you are having on your computer.

 

How to take a screenshot

Click on your Operating System below:

Snipping Tool

Windows has a build in application called Snipping Tool for taking screenshots.

Capture any of the following types of snips:

Free-form snip

Draw a free-form shape around an object.

Rectangular snip

Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.

Window snip

Select a window, such as a dialog box, that you want to capture.

Full-screen snip

Capture the entire screen.

 


How to capture a snip

  1. In Snipping Tool, select Mode. In earlier versions of Windows, select the arrow next to the New button. 
     
  2. Next,  choose the kind of snip you want, then the whole screen change slightly to gray.
     
  3. Then, select the area of your screen that you want to capture.


How to save a snip

  1. After you capture a snip, select the Save Snip button.

  2. In the Save As box, type a file name, location, and type, and then select Save.


To learn about more snipping options and features, see the Microsoft Support page: Use Snipping Tool to capture screenshots 

You can capture the entire screen or just a portion of the screen.

How to take a full-screenshot on your Mac

  1. To take a screenshot of the whole screen, press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 3. 
     
  2. If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.

How to capture a portion of the screen

  1. Press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 4.
     
  2. Drag the crosshair  to select the area of the screen to capture. To move the selection, press and hold Space bar while dragging. To cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.
     
  3. To take the screenshot, release your mouse or trackpad button. 
     
  4. If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.


Where to find screenshots

By default, screenshots save to your desktop with the name ”Screen Shot [date] at [time].png.”

In macOS Mojave or later, you can change the default location of saved screenshots from the Options menu in the Screenshot app. You can also drag the thumbnail to a folder or document.

How to take a full-screenshot on your Chromebook

  1. Press Ctrl + Show windows at the same time (everything on-screen will be in your screenshot).
  2. When the notification appears, click to see your screenshot, or find it in your Files app.
     

Reference: How to take full screenshots on a Chromebook

 

Sharing screenshots

Now that you have the screenshot saved as an image file, you can send attach it to an email or upload into Blackboard.

 

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Article ID: 461
Created
Tue 11/17/20 2:33 PM
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