Camtasia 9 Basics For Instructors

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E-Learning provides and immense opportunity for teachers and trainers, and Camtasia® is an excellent tool for creating video and online training and demonstrations. These advanced lessons build on the basic skill levels to explore the advanced features and capabilities of the Camtasia platform.


This training course is designed to help students learn how to teach and demonstrate visually with TechSmith’s Camtasia Studio 9.

This training is designed for presenters, educators, marketing and communications professionals, content and couresware developers, e-learning developers, multi-media developers, instructional systems and subject matter trainers.

Camtasia can be used to generate video to instruct how-to-use software, provide customer service, create corporate safety training programs, produce orientation presentations or simply to cerate educational training resources.

On completion the student will have learned how to answer questions with screen recordings explaining how to use software and Web sites, post PowerPoint presentations on the Web, complete with Picture-in-Picture for virtual learning, demonstrate features and new versions of software, Web sites and other applications, and roll-out online training to the entire company and let them learn at their own pace.

This course contains 42 lessons.

Level 1: (Basic)

This section covers

  • Installing or upgrading Camtasia
  • Accessing the interface
  • Basic Screen Recording Controls
  • Recording toolbar Effects
  • Menu Options
  • Recording Tool bar Inputs
  • Recording Tool Area Section
  • PowerPoint Example
  • The Editing Timeline Screen
  • Using Markers
  • Table of Contents
  • Adding Quizzes and Surveys
  • Media Bin Library elements
  • Annotation Elements
  • Transitions
  • Behaviors
  • Animations
  • Recording Effects
  • Cursor Effects
  • Voice Narration
  • Audio Effects
  • Interactive Hot Spots
  • Quizzing Surveys
  • Captions
  • Open Project Settings
  • Library Export and Import
  • Connecting a Mobile Device
  • Import and Export of zipped projecsts
  • Batch Production
  • YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive
  • Screen Capture
  • Recording PowerPoint
  • Basics Review





Further Study:

Techsmith Camtasia 9: The Essentials (

by Kevin Siegel


Section 1Camtasia 9 - Basics
Lecture 1Camtasia 00: Purchase, upgrade and installation
Lecture 2Camtasia 01: Accessing the interface
Lecture 3Camtasia 02: Basic screen recording controlsFree Preview

Lecture 4Camtasia 03: Recording toolbar effects menu
Lecture 5Camtasia 04: Menu options
Lecture 6Camtasia 05: Recording toolbar help menu and Techsmith accounts access
Lecture 7Camtasia 06: Recording toolbar recorded inputs
Lecture 8Camtasia 07 Recording toolbar select area section
Lecture 9Camtasia 08: Brief example of what happens
Lecture 10Camtasia 09 Actual shoot of a Powerpoint for example purposes
Lecture 11Camtasia 10: Editing screen - The timeline
Lecture 12Camtasia 11: Editing screen timeline tools
Lecture 13Camtasia 12: Editing screen - using markers
Lecture 14Camtasia 13: Editing screen - using markers for Table of Contents
Lecture 15Camtasia 14: Editing screen - Adding quizzes and surveys to the timeline
Lecture 16Camtasia 15: Editing screen - Media bin and saving projectsFree Preview

Lecture 17Camtasia 16: Editing screen - Media bin library elements
Lecture 18Camtasia 17: Editing screen - Annotations elements
Lecture 19Camtasia 18: Editing screen - TransitionsFree Preview

Lecture 20Camtasia 19: Editing screen - Behaviors
Lecture 21Camtasia 20: Editing screen - Animations
Lecture 22Camtasia 21: Recording a brief video to show more effects
Lecture 23Camtasia 22: Editing screen - Cursor effects
Lecture 24Camtasia 23: Editing screen - Voice Narration
Lecture 25Camtasia 24: Editing screen - Audio effects
Lecture 26Camtasia 25: Editing screen - Interactive hot-spots
Lecture 27Camtasia 26: Editing screen -Quizzing surveys
Lecture 28Camtasia 27: Editing screen -Captions
Lecture 29Camtasia 28: File Menu - New project
Lecture 30Camtasia 29: File Menu - Open project settings
Lecture 31Camtasia 30: File Menu - Library export and import
Lecture 32Camtasia 31: File Menu - Connect your mobile device
Lecture 33Camtasia 32: File Menu - Import export zipped projects
Lecture 34Camtasia 33: File Menu - Batch production
Lecture 35Camtasia 34: Share Menu - Local file
Lecture 36Camtasia 35: Share Menu - Screencast dot com
Lecture 37Camtasia 36: Share Menu - YouTube Vimeo Google Drive
Lecture 38Camtasia 37: Share Menu - Custom production settings
Lecture 39Camtasia 38 Recording basics - Video Capture
Lecture 40Camtasia 39: Recording basics - Screen Capture
Lecture 41Camtasia 40: Recording Basics - Powerpoint Part 1
Lecture 42Camtasia 41: Recording Basics - PowerPoint Part 2
Lecture 43Camtasia 42: Editing Basics Review
Lecture 44The next step...
Lecture 45BONUSFree Preview

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