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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 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



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, TechSmith’s tutorials for both Camtasia 9 for Windows and Camtasia 3 for Mac.
    • LinkedIn Learning — search Camtasia tutorials in this UTK training video resource.
  3. 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.


Instructors may request OIT Help including consultations and development of course materials. For details, contact the OIT HelpDesk online or call 865-974-9900.

NOTE: Jing is a free TechSmith’s alternative to Camtasia with screen recording and capturing capability, but no editing functionality. Jing video recording is limited to 5 min.