Peek 360 is the fastest, easiest way to record screencasts on a Windows PC. Simply record your screen and narration. Your screencast will automatically upload to Articulate 360 when you're done recording. Then you can collect feedback with Review 360 or download your video as an MP4 file or LMS package.

Follow these steps:

  1. Install
  2. Launch
  3. Prepare
  4. Record
  5. Distribute

Step 1: Install

  1. If you haven’t already done so, install the Articulate 360 desktop app on your Windows PC.
  2. Open the Articulate 360 desktop app and click the Install button next to Peek 360.
  3. Peek 360 will automatically install without any additional prompts.

Step 2: Launch

Peek 360 always runs quietly in your computer’s system tray (beside the clock). To record a new screencast, just click the Peek 360 icon in the system tray and choose New Recording.

If Peek 360 isn’t already running, you can launch it by going opening the Articulate 360 desktop app and clicking the Open button next to Peek 360.

Tip: You can also right-click the Peek 360 icon in the system tray and choose Preferences to customize your keyboard shortcuts for pausing and ending recordings.

Step 3: Prepare

  1. First, Peek 360 will ask what you want to record. Choose one of your open programs or your entire screen, then click Select to launch the recorder.
  2. If you need to resize the recording area, just drag the sizing handles to select the portion of the screen you want to capture. You can also move the recording window by dragging the four-headed arrow in the middle of the app.
  3. Choose a microphone from the recording control bar. Choose None if you don’t need to record audio with your screencast.

Step 4: Record

  1. Click the red Record button.
  2. If you need to pause while you’re recording, click the Pause button, then click the Record button again to resume.
  3. If you need to start over, click the Delete button (the garbage bin icon), then click Record to begin again.
  4. When you’re finished, click Done.
  5. Peek 360 will let you preview your screencast and give it a name. Click Upload when you’re finished. Peek 360 will automatically:
    • Save an MP4 video of your screencast on your computer here: %username%\Documents\Peek 360
    • Upload your screencast to Articulate 360 where you can collect feedback with Review 360
    • Copy the Articulate 360 link for your uploaded screencast to your clipboard so you can immediately send it to reviewers

Step 5: Distribute

There are several ways to distribute your Peek 360 screen recording. You can:

Collect feedback with Review 360

  1. Open your web browser to your Review 360 home page and click your screencast to open it.
  2. Click Share in the upper right corner.
  3. If you want to password-protect your screencast, mark the box to Set a password and enter a password in the field provided.
  4. Copy the shareable link, then send it to your reviewers. Be sure to give them the password, too, if you added one.

Download it from Review 360

Peek 360 automatically saves an MP4 video of your screencast on your computer here:

%username%\Documents\Peek 360

But if you’re away from your computer or ever need to recover the MP4 video, you can download it from Review 360.

  1. Open your web browser to your Review 360 home page and click your screencast to open it.
  2. Click the More ellipsis (...) in the upper right corner and choose Download.
  3. Select a location on your computer and click Save.

Export it to an LMS package

Want to track learners progress as they view your screencast? Articulate 360 can help with that. Just export your screencast to an LMS package, then upload it to your LMS.

  1. Open your web browser to your Review 360 home page and click your screencast to open it.
  2. Click the More ellipsis (...) in the upper right corner and choose Export to LMS.
  3. Select an LMS spec: AICC, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, or Tin Can API (xAPI).
  4. Enter a completion percentage (defaults to 80%).
  5. Click Export.
  6. Select a location on your computer and click Save.
  7. Upload the zip file to your LMS.

Import it into a Rise 360 video lesson

  1. Go to your Rise 360 home page and open an existing course or start a new one.
  2. Add a video lesson to your course.
  3. Thumbnail images for your Review 360 videos should appear. Simply click the one you want to add.

Insert it into a Storyline, Studio, or Replay project

Since Peek 360 automatically saves an MP4 video of your screencast on your local hard drive, you can easily import it into a Storyline, Studio, or Replay project. You’ll find your local Peek 360 videos here:

%username%\Documents\Peek 360

To learn how to import videos into Storyline, Studio, and Replay, see these user guides:

Upload it to a video-hosting site

Since Peek 360 generates an MP4 file, you can upload your screencast to video-hosting sites, such as YouTube and Vimeo.

Share it via social media

Peek 360 screencasts are easy to share via social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.