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Downloading and Installing ScreenPal

Screencast-O-Matic has recently become ScreenPal. If you are having problems using Screencast-O-Matic, you may need to upgrade your software to ScreenPal.

Gettysburg College has a limited number of licenses for the Deluxe version of ScreenPal for use by faculty, administrators, and staff. Students are not eligible for these licenses and should use the free version.

You will need a password to install the Deluxe version of ScreenPal. Contact the Help Desk for password information.

Installing the ScreenPal Application

  1. Go to https://screenpal.com/gettysburg-college
  2. Enter the ScreenPal password provided by the Help Desk and click the Submit button.
ScreenPal-website password screen
  1. Scroll down to the Frequently Asked Questions section of the page and click the plus (+) next to the What if I can’t work in the Browser? question heading.
ScreenPal-FAQs-What if I can't work in the Browser
  1. Click the Download the full app install link. (You may have to hover over the text to see the link.)
ScreenPal-Download the full app install link
  1. Click the Download Install button.
  2. Open and run the InstallScreenPal installer.
  3. Open the ScreenPal application and enter ScreenPal password provided by the Help Desk.

Problems Opening the ScreenPal Application

Sometimes after installing the ScreenPal application, it won’t open, instead directing the user to the ScreenPal website. If this occurs, you may need to install the ScreenPal Web Launcher in addition to the ScreenPal application. See the Installing the ScreenPal Web Launcher section for details.

Installing the ScreenPal Web Launcher

  1. Check to see if ScreenPal is already running by opening the System Tray in the lower right corner of the screen.
Windows system Tray
  1. Right-click on the ScreenPal icon in the System Tray and select Quit.
Quit ScreenPal from Windows system tray
  1. Go back to https://screenpal.com/gettysburg-college
  2. If you are not already logged in, enter the password provided by the Help Desk and click the Submit button.
ScreenPal-website password screen
  1. Click the Open Video Editor button. This should prompt the WebLauncherRecorder application to download to your computer.
ScreenPal website-Open the Video Editor button
  1. Find the WebLauncherRecorder application file in your downloads and run the installer.
ScreenPal-WebLauncher application
  1. A Team plan password box will appear. Enter the Password provided by the Help Desk and click the Ok button.
ScreenPal-Team plan password box
  1. The ScreenPal application should open.
ScreenPal Application Screen
Updated on March 27, 2023

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