Camtasia is a great tool for video production, screen capturing, and video editing. Videos can be created for welcome messages, presentations, tutorials, or lessons. It is a paid software and is available for use in the CTL sound room. 

It offers features such as:

  • Screen Recording
  • Webcam Recording
  • Annotations (features that draw attention to content such as arrows, blurring, highlighting, spotlighting)
  • Quizzes
  • Zoom and pan
  • Cursor effects (highlight, magnify, spotlight)
  • Text effects (animate text as it comes onto the screen)

Visit the Camtasia Tutorials page on the Camtasia website to get started.

Video Hosting Sites

Once you’ve created a video, in Camtasia or a different software, it can be uploaded to video hosting sites such as YouTube or Vimeo and then embedded in your Blackboard course for students to view.


YouTube is a video hosting platform teachers and students can use to access, curate and share educational video content. It also provides a video editing tool that allows you to create and annotate your videos the way you want after it is uploaded.


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Updated June 12, 2019

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