Camtasia: Screen-Recording Software for Producing Engaging Interactive Video Lessons

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Record your own video lectures using Camtasia software (created by TechSmith).

Camtasia Studio and Camtasia Relay are screen-recording software products that allow professors to easily create clean, interactive, and professional-looking video presentations for their courses.

These video presentations can include a wide variety of content including Powerpoint or Keynote presentations, websites, images, music, and interactive content.

To save even more time and efficiency, professors can edit and enhance their videos right inside the program, using Camtasia’s built-in video-editing tools.

Furthermore, with Camtasia’s Remove A Color effect, professors can even record videos of themselves speaking in front of green screens, and then superimpose themselves on top of their presentations.

While professors of online courses can use Camtasia to present full weekly lectures, professors of blended courses can use Camtasia to prepare materials for students to watch at home, thereby maximizing the time spent in the classroom. In keeping with the flipped classroom model, students can watch pre-recorded lectures on their own time before attending class. Classroom time can then be used for processing the material through discussions, quizzes, and activities.

Notably, Mike Garver, professor of Marketing Research at Central Michigan University, has used Camtasia to record lectures for students to watch at home, which “freed up more time for class discussion and critical thinking.”

Techsmith offers discounted education pricing for their products and provides tutorials to help educators get started.

2 comments for “Camtasia: Screen-Recording Software for Producing Engaging Interactive Video Lessons

  1. Sudhakar
    May 9, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    I want to record my interactive audio visual lessons similar to khan academy for selling my product/business

  2. Nelson Colar
    January 24, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Famous as Camtasia, it’s really a wonderful screen recorder with comprehensive functionality. But it may be too expensive for some users. I’m currently using Acethinker Free Screen Recorder, this tool also performs great in recording screen.

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