Using Camtasia on your own computer

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Good news! TechSmith, maker of Camtasia, has some of the best online tutorials. It makes sense, doesn't it? After all, that's one of the main things Camtasia is used for.

Here's how to access them.

Visit TechSmith's Camtasia Tutorials

You'll find a bunch of tutorial videos, starting with the basics and getting progressively more specialized and advanced. Sure, you could work through them all. Please feel free to do so. But if you are pressed for time, we recommend two tutorials in particular which should get 90% of faculty 90% of the way there.

  • "Record, Edit, Share" ~ The most basic of the basics. Learn to record, edit, and share your screen (and your self) using Camtasia.
  • "Record a PowerPoint Presentation" ~ Camtasia has a lot of flexibility, but over time we've found most Xavier faculty are particularly interested in narrating their PowerPoints, i.e. lecturing with slides.

Whatever video you're watching, be sure to scroll down. You'll find a wealth of little tips, accompanied by screenshots or ultra-short videos, that show you how to little things you may be wondering about.