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Camtasia (Windows/Mac)

This training series is based on the latest version of Camtasia.

Click on the module titles below to view the description and link to the related video component. This series is a combination of videos produced by Drexel University IT and videos from Techsmith, the makers of Camtasia. Note that Techsmith provides many additional tutorial videos that are not part of this training sequence. If you want to learn more, those are an excellent place to start.

The time for each module’s video is displayed next to the title. To complete this course, you will spend approximately 1 hour viewing the materials and we recommend allowing at least 30 minutes for hands-on practice with the application.

After viewing the videos, Drexel Faculty and Staff may take the Camtasia Proficiency Quiz and be eligible to have the application activated on their computer. See the final module for more detailed information regarding this process.

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Module 1: What is Camtasia? (1:34)

​While most people got to know Camtasia as just a screen recording tool, it’s gained some significant functionality over the years. In this video, you’ll find out just what Camtasia can do for you.

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Module 2: Training Overview (2:38)

​This video describes how this training series works and what you’ll need to get the most out of it.

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Module 3: Pre-Recording Tips (multiple videos)

Planning and preparation are the key to making video content that's going to look good and get your point across. The videos in Techsmith's "Prepare to Edit" collection will introduce you to the settings you need to consider before recording and help you learn about how to manage the files you'll be creating.

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Module 4: Record, Edit, Share (4:45)

​This module is Camtasia in a nutshell, providing you with an overview of the entire video creation process.

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Module 5: Transitions, Annotations & Behaviors (6:16)

These tools help you improve the flow of your video by adding visual bridges between clips, directing the viewer's attention and making your static content live and breathe​.

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Module 6: Animations & Effects (4:29)

​This tutorial introduces zoom and pan, which helps you keep the viewer's eyes where you want them, and visual effects that help your video come alive.

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Module 7: Editing Audio (3:56)

Even under ideal circumstances, ​you'll probably need to tweak the audio in your Camtasia projects.  This video shows you how!

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Module 8: Export & Share (N/A)

This page on from Techsmith's website shows you how to produce your video as a file on your computer or share it directly to popular video hosting services.  It also explains how to archive your project for updating later or sharing with a colleague.

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Module 9: Produce Your Video for Drexel Streams (3:17)

Drexel Streams (also known as Kaltura) is Drexel's official streaming media service. Videos hosted in Drexel Streams can be easily added to courses in Drexel Learn made available for public/anonymous viewing. This tutorial will show you how to produce your Camtasia project into the appropriate format for uploading to Drexel Streams.

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Module 10: Publishing to Drexel Learn and Drexel Streams (5:09)

​Now that you have your project as an MP4 video, this video will show you how to upload that file for use in a course in Drexel Learn or to the Drexel Streams system for use outside of Learn.

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Module 11: Conclusion and Next Steps (1:19)

​In the final video of this series, you’ll learn how to get help and expand your Camtasia Studio knowledge as well as how to get Camtasia activated on your computer (for Drexel Faculty and Staff).

Click here to take the Camtasia Studio Proficiency Quiz

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