For those of you interested in making free and easy screencasts that are immediately viewable on smart devices (including iOS devices) you may want to give Screenr a try. Like Jing, Screenr allows you to make a 5 minute screencast for free. However, they will host your video and will allow you to upload to youtube, a feature that TechSmith (the makers of Jing, Snagit, and Camtasia) want you to upgrade for. Also, with Screenr, you do not install anything. Below is a quick video I made to show some of my colleagues at work how to make screen casts and then embed them into Blackboard for students. Enjoy!