Camtasia Studio

Important Note: Camtasia is a paid per person software that records your screen or yourself (webcam). Camtasia includes advanced editing such as transitions, adding callouts, cursor effects, zooming, and more. We recommend uploading your finished video to MS Stream (on SharePoint) available inside of your Microsoft 365 account allowing you to share inside and outside of SVSU. Stream features a screen recording option up to 15 minutes (encouraged for student presentations, biographies, etc.), optionally record yourself, use a whiteboard, annotate, and more.


Camtasia Studio is a screen recording and video editing software that works for both Windows and Mac, allows you to create professional-looking videos of your computer's screen. Use this software to demonstrate how to use a program, work through a process, or turn an existing PowerPoint presentation into a narrated video.

  • Staff: If you are staff and would like to use Camtasia, ITS would need to see if a license is available.
  • Faculty: If you are faculty and looking for a screen recording in a classroom or your computer (Live Stream available) tool we recommend EchoVideo, store lecture recordings, upload supplemental material (PDF or PowerPoint files) to your personal library, edit, share content within Canvas, provides robust Analytics to monitor student learning and participation (e.g., Q&A, Discussion, Polling, etc. ). 


Camtasia allows ou to record anything on your screen producing a video file that can be immediately edited and exported in various file formats. 

  • Screen recording: Records your screen, video input (document camera, or web cam), and spoken audio.
  • Video editing: Users can combine, trim, split, media, in addition to adding animations, annotations, visual affects, and more.
  • Export/Share: Various formats are supported including MP4, AVI, and more. To share a Camtasia video, there is the option to put the video on YouTube or use (there is a limitation of 2GB of storage). 

5 Tips Before You Record

  1. Prep your screen. Do not have unnecessary apps and programs running. Tidy up your desktop, only keep open programs and windows you plan to show during your screen recording.
  2. Turn off notifications. Disable notifications, Teams, email, apps, etc. before you record your screen.
  3. Check your microphone. Make it a point to check your audio levels before you start recording. Do a ~15-30 second narration test, review the volume levels to ensure the microphone was on or selected especially important if you have more than one microphone.
  4. Pace yourself. Don't go too fast with your speech or screen actions.
  5. Practice. If you can practice it, do it. Having a script or outline can help a lot.

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