Desktop Screen Recorder

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2016 11:34AM PST

The UserTesting Desktop Screen Recorder

The desktop screen recorder is a tool participants utilize to record their screens during a study.

Along with recording participant's thoughts as they speak aloud, the screen recorder also has the following capabilities:

  • Displays tasks for testers to complete during their test
  • Captures tester's cursor movements and clicks
  • Records tester's thoughts as they speak aloud
  • Displays the time that has passed during this study
  • Provides testers the ability to pause the recording

Tasks will appear on the top right hand corner of a tester’s screen but the task widget can be moved around so that it’s not in the way. Once a tester completes a task they will click a ‘Next’ button on the screen recorder to proceed to the next task.

Note: Participants expect to spend about 15 minutes on a test. If you'd like to run a longer test please be sure to read the Ordering Tests Longer Than 15 Minutes article.

How tasks and questions are displayed for participants

Blank Task


Verbal Response


The following task types are only available if your subscription includes the Customer Analytics Platform (Metrics) feature.

Multiple Choice

See this article for more information.

Rating Scale

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Written Questions

See this article for more information.
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