Camtasia

 

Camtasia

 

Record, edit, and produce screencast videos from your desktop.

Camtasia features a powerful editor which allows users to create more detailed videos. There is a campus-wide license available to all Faculty, Staff, and students.

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Key Features

Recording

  • Select the area of the screen to record, and start and stop recording at any time.
  • Audio can be recorded while screen-capturing is underway, which enables live narrating for demonstrations or presentations.
  • Completed screen captures are imported automatically into the Studio Editor for editing.

Editing

  • Multimedia objects of various formats can be imported into the editor to arrange, stack and incorporate on the video timeline.
  • Edit, enhance and highlight portions of the video using tools such as pointers, cursors, text boxes, and animations.
  • Import various types of multimedia, including green screen footage and images.
  • The created video can be exported to common video formats such as MPEG, WMV, AVI, and Flash.

Interactivity

  • Insert quizzes into videos at different points in time to increase viewer interactivity, using either multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank questions.
  • Export the project as a SCORM package to use as an assignment within an LMS, such as Canvas.

Advantages

  • Ability to use multiple tracks for editing and assembling video projects.
  • Video and audio components can be edited separately.
  • Advanced video editing options, such as removing colour for green screen and pan or zoom animations.
  • Videos with quizzes can be exported as SCORM packages.

Limitations

  • Does not come with pre-made media.
  • Cannot capture images with the built in Camtasia recorder.

Getting Started

  1. Log in to canvas.ubc.ca
  2. Click the Help menu on the left side of the page.
  3. Click the Software Distribution option.
  4. Select Camtasia from the menu.
  5. Choose your platform (Mac or Windows).
  6. Click the Add to cart button.
  7. Click the Proceed to Checkout button.
  8. Fill in your Contact Information.
  9. On the following page, note down the License Key because you will need it to complete the installation.
  10. Click the Proceed with Download button.
  11. Click the Download button and follow the instruction prompts to complete installation.

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Additional Information
If you are creating a video to be uploaded to Canvas, share/export as a “local file“.

For instructions on how to upload a video to Canvas, see the section below for “Upload videos to Canvas

Additional Resources
Camtasia: Editing in Depth 1 (video tutorial)
Camtasia: Editing in Depth 2 (video tutorial)

Additional Information
If you are creating a video to be uploaded to Canvas, share/export as a “local file“.

For instructions on how to upload a video to Canvas, see the section below for “Upload videos to Canvas

This guide will provide you with instructions on how to upload a video to your course modules in Canvas via Kaltura Media. This is the recommended method as media files uploaded this way will not take up course storage.

Canvas – Uploading a Video to Modules (PDF)

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