Peek 360 is the fastest, easiest way to record screencasts on a Mac. Simply record your screen and narration. Your screencast will automatically upload to Review 360 when you're done recording, so you can collect feedback from stakeholders or download your video as an LMS package.

Follow these steps:

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

Step 1: Install

  1. Open the Mac App Store and search for Peek 360, or click here to jump directly to the Peek app.
  2. Click Get, then click Install App.
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID and password when prompted, and Peek 360 will automatically install.

Step 2: Launch

Peek 360 always runs quietly in your menu bar. To record a new screencast, just click the Peek 360 icon on the menu bar and choose New Recording.

If Peek 360 isn’t already running, you can launch it by going to Finder > Applications > Peek 360.

Step 3: Prepare

  1. First, Peek 360 will ask what you want to record. Choose one of your open apps 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 lets you preview your screencast and give it a name. Click Upload when you’re finished. Peek 360 automatically:
    • Saves an MP4 video of your screencast on your Mac here: /users/<username>/Movies/Peek 360
    • Uploads your screencast to Review 360 where you can collect feedback from stakeholders 
    • Copies the Review 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 Mac here:

/users/<username>/Movies/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? No problem. Just export your screencast as 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.

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:

/users/<username>/Movies/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.