Before entering iTunesU, we are going to experience several tools that will help us create content for our course.
One built in screen casting option for mac users is Quicktime. This is a no frills straight forward option. In order for viewers to see where you are directing them in your recording, a mouse position tool such as "mouse locator" can be downloaded.
This screen casting tool is awesome. Many options are available to reduce the anxiety of the "perfect" recording because you can pause and edit at any time!
The combination of the Reflector App with Screencast-o-Matic brings the opportunity to screencast from your iPad! Oh the possibilities.....
Another useful tool is Clip Converter. This is a free Youtube video downloader.