Camtasia and Snagit are powerful educational technologies that can have many practical applications for instructors. Both technologies fall into the category of screen recording/screen capture tools, and (depending on what you want to accomplish) you’ll use either one or the other. The best part is that NMC now has a bundled site license for both, and anyone on campus is free to use them. Watch the videos below and keep reading to learn more.
Camtasia Studio is a great way to create professional looking videos without being a video pro. If you’re looking to create a professional presentation — something refined and polished — it can be done using Camtasia’s feature-rich video editor. Watch the video below to get a preview of what’s possible.
Snagit can also be used to create and share short, informal videos, but it’s primarily used for making quick work of taking screenshots and providing feedback. Watch the video below to learn more.
Installing Camtasia & Snagit
To get a Camtasia Studio and/or Snagit license, follow the instructions below:
- Request a license by submitting an NMC help desk request. Be sure the request type is Computer Software Issues (not Banner).
- In the request details, state that you’d like Camtasia Studio and/or Snagit. Once you submit the request, Desktop Support will download and install the software(s) on your machine.
Learning Camtasia & Snagit
TechSmith is the company behind Camtasia and Snagit. They’re an Okemos, Michigan-based company and they’ve created a comprehensive set of video tutorials for both products:
There are also knowledgeable and friendly members of your Education Media Technologies team ready to help. Feel free to submit a support request, call us or stop by our office in Osterlin if you’d like to learn more. We’re more than happy to give you a few pointers and work with you on your projects.