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Camtasia allows you to create a video-based experience that can be used to present information in a professional and engaging format. Record or import a video, then enhance it using the tools provided, and even incorporate a PowerPoint presentation.

  • Add videos to an online course.
  • Create interactive charts and graphics with links that allow learners to further investigate topics from one central page.
  • Use questions between slides to assess understanding and provide feedback.
  • Provide step-by-step instructions or tutorials for tasks that may be difficult to explain without a visual example.
  • Students can use Camtasia to create video presentations.
  • Flip the classroom by assigning videos as homework and using class time for questions and clarification.


  • It’s easy to use. Camtasia records clearly and crisply.
  • It has quizzing capabilities. Camtasia 8 uses multiple-choice, fill in the blank, true/false and short answer questions.
  • It’s compatible. Camtasia videos can be saved in a variety of different formats depending on their intended use.
  • It allows unlimited tracks. There is not limit to the number of tracks, videos, or animations that one can use in a single presentation.


  • It occasionally crashes or gives error messages. (This can usually be remedied by closing the application and reopening it)
  • It’s different for Mac and PC. Camtasia for Mac offers fewer/different features- see the comparison chart here
  • It does not have as much interactivity as an e-leaning software.


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