Capture your screen with the click of a button and add callouts to explain your ideas.

Snagit is a screencapture tool, which allows users to capture images or video from their computer screen with the press of a button. There is a campus-wide license available to all Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Comparison Chart

Software Features

Photo Capture

  • Select areas of computer screen to capture.
  • View and edit images within Snagit’s media folder.

Video Capture

  • Select area of computer screen in which to record.
  • Press Shift+F10 at any time to finish recording.
  • Finished videos can be exported directly to Camtasia Studio for editing.
  • Audio can be recorded while screen-capturing is underway, which enables live narrating for demonstrations or presentations.


  • Add annotations, such as arrows, text, numbered steps, shapes, and more, to images.
  • Add effects such as perspective blur.
  • Trim captured video clips.


  • Save images as PNG, JPEG, TIF, GIF, BMP, and more.
  • Upload images directly to an email, Google Drive, Dropbox, or programs such as Adobe Photoshop.
  • Send video captures to Camtasia for editing.



  • Range of image editing options.
  • Export files to several different formats.
  • Ability to record audio over screencast simultaneously.


  • Cannot directly edit or annotate videos.

Getting Started

Visit the UBC Software Centre for instructions and links to installation files.

Contact if you require assistance with installing the software on your computer.

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