Camtasia is screen recording and editing software developed by TechSmith. With Camtasia, you can create instructional video that includes digital recording of actions on a computer screen (e.g., browsing a website, entering data into a spreadsheet, and typing in a Word document), presentation slides, graphics, audio, and video clips. Video may be exported for sharing online on a Canvas site, iTunes U, YouTube, or a college web server.
What you can do with Camtasia
- Demonstrate how to use an application
- Provide a tour of a course website
- Give an overview of a course syllabus
- Create an online, multimedia-rich presentation
- Present a case study
- A Booktalk. Instructional video. Dr. Cindy Welch, the University of Tennessee
- UT TERA-PAMS video tutorial
- J. Bergmann and A. Sams’ video podcast, a video lecture for high school students
- Blackboard course tour, Dr. Janet Kelly’s podcast. When prompted, open the iTunes application to view the video.
- Download and install the Camtasia free trial to explore the software and see if it’s the right tool for you. Before installation, review the system requirements on the download page.
- Walk through self-paced online learning tutorials:
- Attend an OIT workshop on Camtasia. Visit the OIT Instructor-Focused Workshops page to view the schedule and to register. Request an individual consultation or group training on Camtasia when the workshop is not available; contact OIT HelpDesk, 865-974-9900.
- Examining the Anatomy of a Screencast: Uncovering Common Elements and Instructional Strategies, an article by William Sugar, Abbie Brown, and Kenneth Luterbach.
- TechSmith Community Forum, a website where you can report a problem or ask a question and get a response from a TechSmith expert or another software user.
- Legal Music for Videos, a place to search for music published under the Creative Commons’ copyright license that allows distributing, remixing, tweaking, and building upon the licensed work under certain conditions.
- Creative Commons Search page offers convenient access to media sharing websites that may have content published under Creative Commons’ copyright licenses.
- Camtasia Keyboard Shortcuts explained (look for a PDF link).