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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 Studio. When viewing the Techsmith videos, there are related media items on page, such as sample recording or project files that you can use to practice what's demonstrated in the tutorial.

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 Module 12 for more detailed information regarding this process.

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 (3:08)

​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 3a: Pre-Recording Tips (2:18)

​As they say, an ounce of preparation is worth a pound of cure.  Find out what you can and should do before you start recording to improve the quality of your Camtasia projects.

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Module 3b: Manage your Recordings and Project Files (n/a)

​Before you jump in and start recording videos, it's important to understand the basics of Camtasia Project files.  This web page provides invaluable information about the ins & outs of managing your project files from creation through archiving and even tells you how to share them between platforms (Windows to Mac or vice-versa).

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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: Produce & Share (General) (3:14)

This video from Techsmith's tutorial series 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 and Share Your Video (3:17)

​After you’ve poured your blood, sweat and tears into Camtasia to get your project just right, you’ll want to know how to share it with the world.  In this video, we’ll show you the basic method for converting your project into a video that you can upload to most video sharing or hosting systems.

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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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