Using Jing and Libguides together.
Screencasting with Jing is different from using Camtasia Studio from the same company, Techsmith.
Camtasia has a large feature list, you can edit it forever...
Jing produces a flash video that does not allow editing. Jing creates embed code and stores it in your free account at screencast.com. However, you cannot edit the dimensions in a Jing video in the same way you can edit embed code from a Camtasia Studio swf.
We have started using Libguides and they have a box that runs embedded video within a box. This is ideal for very short flash videos. I am not scripting them and keeping them under 90 seconds.
A sample one is at http://camosun.ca.libguides.com/CanadianHistory under the Tab "Tips - video format"
What seems to work is to create a page for these videos.
If you toggle columns,the left and centre column is about 725 pixels wide.
If you want to keep 3 columns, the centre column can take a video 475 x 400 pixels. I have found that a video in the left column is too small to display properly in the box and I am trying to avoid having students go to full screen by default.
Resize your browser window to about 800x600.
When you start Jing, set the capture to 700 pixels wide by 400 high, although the height is less important.
Or 475 x 400 depending on your design.
I think the 2 cols could go to 720 pixels or so and still fit.
Capture a video, upload the embed code to screencast, then paste the embed code from your clipboard into the libguides embedded video box.