Use this advanced screen recording tool to create voice-over presentations or in-video quizzes that can be added to Brightspace and shared with students.



  • Narrate and record PowerPoint slides, Web pages or demonstrations
  • Enhance your recordings with ready-to-use themes, animated backgrounds, graphics, callouts and more
  • Create captions for audio in your recordings
  • Create in-video quizzes that integrate with Brightspace


Full Tutorial

How to Use Camtasia from Start to Finish


Adding Captions

Saving and Uploading

I made a set of videos to help students in the PHYS 22100 lab understand all of the steps in performing the experiments the way we want them done. I find Camtasia very easy to use while having many of the features that I need to record and edit video.

Daniel Suson, Professor of Physics

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Visit the Purdue Teaching and Learning Technologies’ Camtasia page. Click on Camtasia Software Download.
  2. Sign in using your Career Account username & password. Choose the option that best fits your needs. SnagIt is a software developed by TechSmith Camtasia used to take screen shots. It is not necessary to download SnagIt in order to use Camtasia.
  3. Choose your operating system. Click Add to Cart.
  4. Choose Checkout and accept the user agreement.
  5. Click Nextand Place Order.
  6. Make note of the Serial number on the Order Summary page. You will need to enter that number exactly, with dashes, after downloading.

Students, grad students, limited-term lecturers and visiting scholars are not eligible, but may have their full-time direct supervisor complete the registration form for a university installation.

If you followed the prompts and did not change the location where the file was saved, then your files should be found under My Computer > My Documents

When uploading media into Brightspace through Kaltura, only the compatible MP4 file will show up.