Camtasia

What is Camtasia?

Camtasia is a desktop presentation recording software. Users may capture a computer screen and add audio.

How is Camtasia applied in learning environments?

Instructors can produce mini-lectures, tutorials, course welcomes, study guides, narrated PowerPoint presentations, overviews, and more. Files are uploaded to our streaming server and instructors are provided with a link that can be shared with students. To learn about more possibilities and applications as to how instructors are using Camtasia in learning environments, view our information sheet: 7 Things You Need to Know about Recorded Camtasia Lectures.

Is Camtasia supported by UW-Stout?

Yes! We offer training sessions, tutorials, and some technical support. Additional support is available through Camtasia's website.

Costs

Camtasia is free for use in our Multimedia studio. Otherwise, individual licenses need to be purchased.

Get It Here

Contact Rich Berg for personalized training or to reserve our Multimedia studio for Camtasia recording. 

Tutorials

Using Camtasia Studio

Possible Uses of Camtasia Studio

Making Mini-Lectures in Camtasia

Preferred Practices for Creating Mini-Lectures in Camtasia

Videos

Recording Chunked Lectures in Camtasia by Dr. Ann Brand

Instructor Examples

Titration Curves by Dr. John S. Kirk

Relearning by Dr. Ann Brand

Camtasia

Camtasia Studio Box

Required Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Benefits: Easy-to-use. Students can access lectures anywhere, anytime.
Challenges: Requires some training. Some features are tailored to intermediate users.

What Instructors Are Saying

Yes, the lectures improve student learning. I see it in the breadth and depth of their discussion board posts and their ability to apply the material in other written assignments.

~ Dr. Ann Brand, SOE Instruction

What Students Are Saying

I really liked the lectures that he posted online! They were informative and would help clarify parts of the chapter I had already read. Keep it up . . . I thought it was very helpful.

~ Chem 331 Student