Student Help: How Do I Take a Screenshot In Order To Share My Work?

No problem, if your work is digital, you can take a screenshot. This article contains steps on how to capture a screenshot on a Mac, Windows or Chromebook.


To select a specific area you want to take a screenshot of, press the keys SHIFT + COMMAND + 4.

This will make your cursor look like a target. Click and drag it over your work.

Your computer will then take a picture of that area. If you want to record a video, press SHIFT + COMMAND + 5. You'll see a box appear that you can resize. Anything inside of the box will be captured. You can use this option to take a screenshot as well.

Once you've taken the screenshot, open your Finder and select Recents. Your picture will be labeled “Screenshot” with the date and time that you took it. You can rename it by clicking on the title twice and entering a new title and reorganizing it where you can find it.


Press the Windows and Print Screen buttons.

When you press these, you will save a full-screen screenshot directly into a PNG file. It should be saved in a file called “Screenshots” in your “Pictures” folder or you may find it on your desktop. Your screenshot will automatically be labeled “Screenshot” and the number for each screenshot you take.


To take a screenshot of the entire window, hold down the Control “Ctrl” button and the Switch Window Button, which is between Full Window and Brightness.

If you just want to take a partial screenshot, hold down Control “Ctrl” and Shift keys at once and press the Switch Window button.

Once as you take a screenshot, the image saves into your “Downloads” folder where they are labeled with the date and time you took them unless you've customized the location where screenshots are saved. You can click on the notification to open the Downloads folder and select the image file.

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