First, please download and install the Camtasia program. You can download the 30 day free trial to get started.
Tips for making a succesful video
Make sure you are working on a 720p/YouTube size canvas.
Size any typing elements for good legibility and position on the canvas.
Use spotlights or callouts to highlight materials.
Use animations, arrows, text boxes, or any other items to help emphasize materials.
Experiment with opacity and with animations or motion
In class or over the next forty eight hours, explore some Camtasia tutorials Once you are finished, add a comment to this posting with responses to the following prompts:
Choose whether you are using the Mac or PC version before beginning. Also, consider exploring some of the additional tutorials on the Camtasia Web site. Here are the questions:
Record your screen tutorial
What do the hotkeys F9 and F10 do?
Explore the editor tutorial
How many tracks are available to build your video projects?
Apply smart focus to zoom and pan
How do you manually add an animation?
Add a callout tutorial http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-8-08-add-callout.html
How might the layers in the timeline prevent a callout from appearing on the canvas?
Visual properties tutorial http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-8-09-visual-properties.html
Which media on the timeline can have visual animations added to it?
Canvas in depth tutorial http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-8-canvas-in-depth.html
Name one way to change the zoom level of the canvas.
Make a great recording tutorial http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-mac-gs-2-record-select-pause-...
How do you use a keyboard shortcut to pause the recording?
Editing essentials what you need to know tutorial http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-mac-gs-4-editing-essentials-n...
How do you zoom in or out on the canvas?
Increase viewer understanding, animations tutorial http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-mac-gs-10-stand-out-animation...
How do you add your own zooms and pans to a video?
Increase viewer understanding, annotations tutorial http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-mac-gs-7-viewer-understanding...
How do you open the properties pane to change the look of an annotation?
Animations and video FX tutorial http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-mac-gs-10-stand-out-animation...
Which is the most flexible annotation?
Create better audio tutorial http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-mac-gs-12-better-audio-mics-r...
How can you fade audio in or out?