Technology Overview

Camtasia is an application that records your computer screen, webcam video, and audio. It also provides a robust set of editing tools so that the finished videos can include transition effects, text callouts, and other engaging media components. Instructors can use Camtasia to create videos on their desktop or laptop for use in courses. No additional hardware is required beyond a laptop's built-in microphone and webcam, however, you can also record using a USB microphone, webcam, and/or drawing tablet.

Use Case and Benefits

Camtasia enables subject matter experts to record and edit video without a video production person.

Common uses of Camtasia are:

  • Screen recording tutorials/demonstrations
  • Short lecture videos with instructor on camera
  • Voiced-over slideshow recordings

All instructors are able to install Camtasia for free for use with credit-bearing courses.

Accessing the Technology

The RIT site license for Camtasia is restricted to instructor use. An instructor can install a copy of the Camtasia software on RIT on-site computers and on one home computer used for teaching activities. Depending on your computer security settings, your college/department ITS staff may need to assist you with the installation.

To ensure Camtasia will run on your computer, please review the system requirements prior to installation.

Use the following link to login with your RIT computer account and password to access detailed installation instructions. Your college/department IT support may be needed to assist you with the install.
Download / install details (RIT instructor login required)

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