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Camtasia

Introduction

Camtasia is a screen recording and editing software program. Camtasia provides you with a means to demonstrate a process or share a presentation by recording your onscreen activity and converting the recording into a video. Once recorded, your video can be shared via a course web site, social networking site, or video sharing site.

 

The benefits of multimedia instructional materials for students with diverse abilities and needs are significant. Video is one approach to delivering course content in a multi-modal format.

 

Please click below for an audio of the introduction to Camtasia.

 

Instructions on How to Use Camtasia

Please click here PDF download to download a pdf version of the instructional guide to Camtasia.

 

Please click below for video demonstrations of recording, editing, and sharing in Camtasia.

Demo: Recording, Editing, and Sharing a Video

 

For additional information on guidelines for quality and accessibility, please visit the following resources:

Video Accessibility Guidelines:

http://www.usa.gov/webcontent/accessibility/508compliant-and-accessible-multimedia.shtml
http://webaccess.tamu.edu/education/tutorials/video.html

Technical Requirements and Where to Access Camtasia

Mac and Windows Requirements:

  • 2 GHz processor speed
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 115 MB Hard Drive space

 

Go to www.techsmith.com/camtasia/ to download a free 30-day trial of Camtasia.

 

Picture of the Camtasia name and logo.

Reviews

Every e-Tool in the e-Toolbox was reviewed by either a UDI Online Project research and design team member, or one or several faculty at five partner institutions who incorporated a specific e-Tool into an online or blended course they taught. Faculty from these partner institutions also requested that students review the e-Tool included in a course or products created through the use of the e-Tool (e.g., documents, videos, audio clips, or other items). Likert scale surveys with open-ended questions were used by respondents.  Feedback from the reviewing UDI Online team member or faculty who used a tool is presented in addition to student ratings when available.

 

e-Tool Review Results

Faculty e-Tool Review Results
Number of faculty reviewers: 1

A member of the project research and design team has reviewed this e-tool. This e-tool can be used to record lectures or other materials for students. Camtasia can also be used to create an orientation video to illustrate to students where information is located within an online course.