When you include a screen recording prompt in a mission, scouts and participants will need to be familiar with how to screen record on their device in order to accomplish your prompt. Check out the guidance + tutorials illustrated below to get a better sense of what your participants will experience when encountering a screen recording question:

Mobile screen recording walkthrough

If you're looking to prompt scouts to record their entire mobile screen and walk you through an experience in a mobile app outside of dscout, we recommend using the Screen Recording - App question type. Native OS screen recording technology is used to record screen activity, and scouts are shown a tutorial on how to screen record (below).


All Android devices with dscout app version 4.19.0 and above

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iPhone 8 and below with dscout app version 3.76 and above

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iPhone X and above with dscout app version 3.76 and above

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Desktop screen recording walkthrough

Screen recording prompts can also be utilized in desktop Diary + desktop Express Media Surveys. Check out the walkthroughs below for a full description of what your participants will see during these prompts, based on the question type you utilize, ("link" vs. "no link").

 

"Link" screen recording question:

Participants will first see a full page view of the prompt, a "Go to Website" button (which will route them to the link you've programmed), and guidance for best practices while screensharing.

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After tapping "Go to Website," participants will be taken to the link provided in the prompt; the dscout Chrome extension widget will appear, containing a red "Start Recording" button.

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After tapping "Start Recording," Chrome's native screensharing prompt will appear. Participants must select their screen preview in order for the "Share" button to activate (before and after illustrated below):

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After tapping "Share," a countdown will begin, after which the dscout Chrome widget will minimize the prompt (this can be expanded if needed!); participants will end their screen recording by tapping the red "stop" icon.

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"No link" screen recording question:

If you've chosen to not provide a link to participants in a screen recording prompt, participants will be taken to a full page view containing screen recording best practices, and will see the dscout Chrome extension appear in the top right corner.

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After tapping "Got it!" in the Chrome widget, scouts will then see your prompt, along with the red "Start Recording" button.

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After tapping "Start Recording," Chrome's native screensharing prompt will appear. Participants must select their screen preview in order for the "Share" button to activate (before and after illustrated below):

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After tapping "Share," a countdown will begin, after which the dscout Chrome widget will minimize the prompt (this can be expanded if needed!); participants will end their screen recording by tapping the red "stop" icon.

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