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Camtasia (TechSmith)

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, for example, on a Canvas course site, YouTube, or a college website.

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 presentation with voice narration
  • Present a case study



Check the educational price at the TechSmith website or contact the UT VolShop for a quote (Phone: 865-974-2930). A free 30-day trial version is available for download.

Getting Started

  1. 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.
  2. Walk through self-paced online learning tutorials:
    • Camtasia Tutorials from TechSmith, the software provider
    • LinkedIn Learning — login to UTK LinkedIn Learning and search for Camtasia tutorials in this UTK training video resource.
  3. Request an individual consultation on Camtasia through the OIT HelpDesk.


  • TechSmith Community Forum, a website where you can ask a question and get a response from a TechSmith expert or another software user.
  • TechSmith Academy, a collection of video tutorials about video production and instructional development.
  • Legal Music for Videos, a place to search for music published under the Creative Commons’ copyright license that allows distributing, remixing, and building upon the licensed work under certain conditions. Note that the license permissions for music clips may differ depending on what CC license music creators choose.
  • Creative Commons Search page offers convenient access to media sharing websites that may have content published under Creative Commons’ copyright licenses.