Distance Education offers some software licenses to support faculty in addition to
the full technology contracts we maintain. Information about licenses is available
below. Please note, licenses are limited and available for instructors on a while
availability lasts basis.
Camtasia Studio is a screen recording and video editing software. Camtasia lets you
record your screen and voice as you demonstrate applications on your computer. If
you’re using the PC version of Camtasia, you can use the PowerPoint plugin to record
and share your presentations. Camtasia not only lets you record your screen, but also
lets you easily cut and edit the video, import other video and audio files, and overlay
text, callouts, and transitions. Once you finish editing your video, Camtasia makes
it easy to share your video by exporting it to your school’s Learning Management System
(LMS), as an mp4 video file to embed in PowerPoint, or publish directly to Youtube,
Vimeo, and Google Drive.
APSU instructors typically use Camtasia for the following:
Recording Lessons - Record lessons that students can access at any time and replay as necessary. This
works well for ESL and special needs students.
Providing Feedback - Provide feedback to students by recording audio, or video and send it to them in
an email, or upload it to an LMS.
Lessons for Substitute - Leave messages, or recorded lessons for your substitute while you’re out.
Audio Recording - Camtasia can record and export audio…it isn’t limited to just recording video.
Once you record your audio track, you can export it into an mp3 sound file to use
for lessons or for a podcast.
Flipping a Classroom - Record your PowerPoint lectures and post them online for your students to view
outside of the classroom.
Software Demonstrations - Demonstrate how to use a software and share it with your class.
Camtasia Screen Recorder Video - This video walks instructors through the process of using the Camtasia screen recorder
to create engaging lecture videos and to record videos and images off their computer’s
Camtasia PowerPoint Add-in Video - Learn how to install and use the PowerPoint add-in tool to easily create professional
lecture-based videos without ever having to leave PowerPoint.
Snagit is an easy, reliable platform that captures screenshots and records videos
and audio files. With a very robust and feature rich screen capture and screen recording
software, instructors are able to easily get their point across without having to
spend a significant amount of time to prepare a traditional presentation.
APSU instructors typically use Snagit for the following:
Screen Shots - Take high definition snap shots of your computers desktop or various websites to
be used in course materials.
Recording Video Lectures - Record lecture videos using your computers web cam and microphone to share with
Add Annotations and Effects to Your Screen Shots - Draw your learner’s attention to important details by easily adding annotations
and effects to the images you capture with Snagit.