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Camtasia is an application that facilitates the capture, editing and production of multimedia on a computer. Drexel has a site license so that all Drexel faculty and staff can install the software on their Drexel-managed device. TechSmith, the vendor who makes Camtasia, provides a number of certification courses that users can complete to learn the basics of the software.

All Drexel users, including students, can also record content using Kaltura Capture which will publish media directly to Drexel Streams. Faculty and staff who do not have a Drexel-managed device, or want to also record on their personal computer, can also use Kaltura Capture.

The current version of Camtasia is available for both Windows and macOS platforms. The latest release has the same version number regardless of platform, the features and functionality are equivalent and the user experience is nearly identical, with the one exception noted below.

Key features of Camtasia:

  • Record whatever is displayed on your screen (PowerPoint or other presentations, websites, applications, etc.)
  • Record audio from a connected microphone as well as system audio
  • Record video from a connected webcam
  • Capture PowerPoint presentations with a click (Windows only)
  • Emphasize and elaborate with annotations
  • Add transitions, animations and effects for sophisticated-looking videos
  • Measure retention with interactive quizzes
  • Make content accessible with closed captioning

Videos made in Camtasia can then be uploaded and streamed from Drexel Streams.

To learn more you can visit the TechSmith website to see features for Camtasia.