Camtasia Makes Instruction Video Creation Easy!
May 18, 2018

Camtasia Makes Instruction Video Creation Easy!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Camtasia

Camtasia is used by several faculty members in various departments across campus and my office, Instructional Technology, to create instructional videos.
Faculty find Camtasia to be a useful asynchronous lecture recording tool, as it has a simplistic PowerPoint integration that allows for easy lecture recording, and the editing features within Camtasia are fairly intuitive and not intimidating. While some faculty members use Camtasia to create tutorial videos or videos to support in-class lecture, most of our faculty using Camtasia practices a flipped classroom model for instruction.
For Instructional Technology, Camtasia is great for creating how-to videos to introduce faculty to new tech tools on campus and guide faculty through the implementation of new features within tech tools we user regularly, such as updates in our learning management system.
  • Video Recording in PowerPoint - The PowerPoint integration makes video lectures recording via Camtasia straightforward. Once a video is recorded, users are naturally prompted to edit and produce within the Camtasia software, which makes for a smooth transition between applications.
  • Creating and Editing Screencast How-Tos - The editing features of Camtasia make it easy to produce quality, focused screencast tutorials.
  • In order to use the interactive quiz functions, videos must be produced and shared via Screencast, which is a limitation. Additionally, the actual quiz result reporting options are limited and a bit clunky in design.
  • Camtasia is a bit pricey, but it's intuitive and has extensive features that other video tools for education lack. It's worth every penny.
Camtasia is by-far the better product for creating instructional videos in an Education setting, because it's reliable and doesn't have a steep learning curve. They also have an incredible suite of tutorial videos to accommodate new users, so there is no need to tirelessly search YouTube for help. From video creation, the editing, to production, everything is Camtasia is straight-forward and not intimidating, even to novice users.
Camtasia is great for creating lecture recordings and screencasts; however, it doesn't have extensive interactive whiteboard features, so faculty often find themselves limited in this way.

Using Camtasia

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Video and Screencast Recording
  • Video Editing
  • Adding Animations and Special Features
  • Video Production
  • Analyzing Interactive Quiz Results
I haven't used another video recording and editing tools that is as comprehensive and straight-forward as Camtasia. Typically, if you want a user-friendly video editing tools for novice users, you have to compromise on features. Camtasia solves this problem by offering extensive editing features in a simplistic, user-friendly environment. Highly recommend!