Screencasting with Camtasia (Maker Series)







Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 CANCELED
Time: 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Place: Room 331, DeBartolo Hall Classroom Building
Presenter(s):  Chris Clark, Assistant Director of the Kaneb Center



Camtasia Logo DlA screencast is a video of what’s happening on a computer screen. There's usually an audible narration and it can include highlighting, arrows, and other effects. In this session, you will learn the basics of Camtasia, a full-featured screencasting tool, and how it can be used in teaching and learning. You’ll spend most of the time making your own screencast.

[We will use the 2016 release; Mac & Windows versions are essentially the same.]

Learning Goals:


After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • create a screencast using Camtasia.
  • describe a way that this kind of activity can be used in class.

What to Bring:

  1. An idea for a screencast that you could use in a class
  2. Optional: your own laptop with a free trial version of Camtasia installed before the session


Top 10 tips for better screencasts

In the Library:

Screencasting For The Libraries - Ebook

Screencasting for Libraries (eBook)
by Notess. and Kroski. ALA TechSource. 2012.

The Online Teaching Survival Guide.
Judith V. Boettcher. Jossey-Bass. 2010
LB 1044.87 .B63 2010

Online Resources:



Useful in earning this certificate:

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