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    TechSmith Camtasia 101: Beginner Training

    Using TechSmith Camtasia, you can quickly create eLearning for software demonstrations, soft skills lessons (such as onboarding or compliance training), and anything in-between. You can share (publish) your finished project so it can be accessed by learners using desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices. Your content can be hosted on a web server, Learning Management System, YouTube, Vimeo,, and more.

    During this three-hour TechSmith Camtasia beginner training course, you will learn how to create a Camtasia eLearning project from scratch that includes:

    • Video Demos
    • Annotations
    • Images
    • Background Music
    • Graphics

    This course will introduce you to some essential Camtasia skills you need to get up and running with this awesome eLearning development tool as quickly as possible.

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    Who Should Attend?

    • Training Managers
    • Teachers
    • eLearning Developers
    • Application Developers
    • Animators
    • Technical Communicators
    • Students

    Where is this class held?

    This is a live, online class led by an experienced eLearning developer, Certified Technical Trainer (CTT), and Certified Online Training Professional (COTP). Just like an onsite class, this online class is fully interactive and engaging. The difference between an online and onsite class? No travel! You can participate in an online class from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Many of our students choose to stay home from work on these training days, some never even changing out of their slippers! Students can speak with and hear from the instructor and other participants throughout the course as they work in real-time to complete activities.

    Need something a little more personal?

    We understand your team might have specific training needs and we would love to work with you. We offer both online and on-site instructor-led, fully customizable courses tailored to your Camtasia training needs.

    Email us so we can discuss your needs and set up your custom training »

    Topics covered include, but not limited to:

    Exploring Camtasia

    This part of the class will give you a brief introduction to Camtasia and its workspace. You will open an existing project and explore tools, Media Bin, Library, Canvas, and Timeline.

    • The Camtasia Interface
    • The Media Bin
    • The Library
    • The Canvas
    • The Timeline

    The Camtasia Recorder

    By the time you have completed this part of the course, you will be able to record screen actions on your computer using the Camtasia Recorder. You’ll then see how the recording ends up in the Camtasia Editor awaiting additional edits from you.

    • Use the Camtasia Recorder
    • Record a Video Demo

    Adding Media

    Once you’ve recorded screen actions, the real work begins in the Camtasia Editor. You will create a project from scratch and learn how to import recordings into the Editor as media.

    • Import a Video
    • Add a Video to the Timeline
    • Add and format annotations
    • Import Images
    • Work with Multiple Tracks
    • Add Cursor Effects
    • Add Library Assets
    • Add Transitions


    After you’ve finished creating your eLearning lesson, you’ll need to “publish” it so that it can be consumed by your learners. You’ll learn to produce and share your lessons as a standalone video. You’ll also learn how to create HTML5 output so that your lessons will play on just about any device (including the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod).

    • Share an MP4
    • Share HTML5