Camtasia is a computer screen recording and video editing software used to
- Narrate and record PowerPoint slides, Web pages, or software 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 Blackboard
Visit the Purdue Teaching and Learning Technologies’ Camtasia page. Click on Camtasia Software Download.
Sign in using your BoilerKey. 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.
Choose your operating system. Click Add to Cart.
Choose Checkout and accept the user agreement.
Click Next and Place Order.
Make note of the Serial number on the Order Summary page. You will need to enter that number exactly, with dashes, after downloading.
Student/Grad Student/Limited Term Lecturer/Visiting Scholar: Not eligible, but may have their full time direct supervisor complete the Registration form for a University installation.
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. Camtasia is very intuitive and fairly full featured. I have worked with multiple versions and it has gotten better over time. The biggest problem has been with updating older material and with importing closed captioning. Working with the OIT staff, we have found ways around these problems, but the problems made the overall process more difficult. For Camtasia, be sure you are using good recording equipment. Break your project into multiple, smaller pieces that can be recorded easily. The software will let you combine them together.
–Daniel Suson, Associate Dean / Professor of Physics
I utilized Camtasia in a lecture that I posted on Blackboard. It was very user friendly! I placed the headphones on, and I was able to start and stop. Even if I made a mistake, I was able to erase and re-record.
As the students watched the PowerPoint they could hear my voice as if we were doing an actual face-to-face lecture. In addition, I placed quiz questions throughout the presentation. I would DEFINITELY utilize Camtasia again. I received positive feedback from the students!
–Aisha A Nix-Hughes, Limited Term Lecturer
Frequently Asked Questions
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 Blackboard through Kaltura, only the compatible MP4 file will show up.
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