Camtasia is a screen capturing software program where you can record your computer screen, webcam, even PowerPoint Presentations. Camtasia Studio allows you to go from capture, to edit, to publishing your presentations on YouTube to embed the video in your Canvas course.
The Techsmith website has excellent short videos taking you from introduction to editing and publishing.
Camtasia Getting Started Series (learn basics in about 30 minutes)
Camtasia: Saving and Locating Project Files
Camtasia, by default, stores the recording projects and videos to a “media” folder. Locating the video and project after you save them can be a chore; however, there is a way to regain some order and organize your projects.
Set up options so you know where Camtasia will store your files:
Open the Camtasia recorder (Start Camtasia , click on the Record button to open the recorder)
On the recorder select Tools then Options
The General tab opens. Under Saving, and to the right of Record, click to open File Options
Under Output , select “ Ask for file name ”
Now select the Program tab and from “ Do this with my Recording ” select Add to Media Bin
Click OK or Save to close option dialog box
Now when you have finished and stopped the recording you will be prompted for a folder and location to save
On the save options, create New Folder , give it a proper name e.g., Attendance project video and select Save .
When you complete editing the project itself, make sure to save the project in this same folder when prompted.
Anytime you need the files for this project recording you know the folder name and all files are located in this folder!