EPD - Instructor Resources - Camtasia: Creating Recorded Presentations
EPD Instructor Resources
Camtasia Studio and Camtasia for Mac are software applications for creating video tutorials and presentations from screen video capture, published by TechSmith. This app is designed to record the screen, edit and customize professional quality videos, and share them with anyone on any device.
- Download Camtasia free trial and contact IT Support for an activation key
- Camtasia video tutorials -- Camtasia Studio 8 Tutorials for Windows or Camtasia Tutorials for Mac.
Preparing Your PresentationPlanning for pre-recording can vary based on the strengths of the instructor, and the goal of the video or screen recording. Although some (including TechSmith) recommend scripting and rehearsing before recording, we suggest that for most recorded presentations, the PowerPoint slides usually provide enough of an outline to keep the presenter on task, yet still allows the recorder to be natural and somewhat spontaneous in the recorded presentation. The goal is for the presenter to not sound like they are reading straight from a script or the PowerPoint slides, but each presenter knows their own strengths.
Presenters carry out all steps of the demonstration in sequence and are able to jump from one application to another without interrupting the recording process. The Pause button above the timeline, or a hotkey combination, allows for the recording to be stopped, at which point Camtasia renders the input that has been captured, and applies user-defined settings. This is an effective way to capture any application, webpage, or PowerPoint presentation that needs to appear in the screencast video, and record everything that happens on the screen.
- EPD - Instructor Resources - Camtasia: Sharing a Project File (Mac)
- EPD - Instructor Resources - Camtasia: Sharing a Project File (Windows)