Camtasia allows you to create a video-based experience that can be used to present information in a professional and engaging format. Record or import a video, then enhance it using the tools provided, and even incorporate a PowerPoint presentation.
- Add videos to an online course.
- Create interactive charts and graphics with links that allow learners to further investigate topics from one central page.
- Use questions between slides to assess understanding and provide feedback.
- Provide step-by-step instructions or tutorials for tasks that may be difficult to explain without a visual example.
- Students can use Camtasia to create video presentations.
- Flip the classroom by assigning videos as homework and using class time for questions and clarification.
- It’s easy to use. Camtasia records clearly and crisply.
- It has quizzing capabilities. Camtasia 8 uses multiple-choice, fill in the blank, true/false and short answer questions.
- It’s compatible. Camtasia videos can be saved in a variety of different formats depending on their intended use.
- It allows unlimited tracks. There is not limit to the number of tracks, videos, or animations that one can use in a single presentation.
- It occasionally crashes or gives error messages. (This can usually be remedied by closing the application and reopening it)
- It’s different for Mac and PC. Camtasia for Mac offers fewer/different features- see the comparison chart here http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-pc-mac-comparison.html
- It does not have as much interactivity as an e-leaning software.
Techsmith offers a free 30-day trial of Camtasia at http://www.techsmith.com/download/camtasia/
- Customer Stories and Case Studies http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-casestudy.html
- CADLearning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnFKJSzltY0
- Energy Trust of Oregon http://energytrust.org/trade-ally/training/residential/video-files/Interactive/Combustion_Appliance_Zone_Testing/story.html