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, Screencast.com, 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
- Background Music
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
- eLearning Developers
- Application Developers
- Technical Communicators
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.
Topics covered include, but not limited to:
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
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
Venue: LIVE Online
Live Online Training
Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied. Ask us for a demo.
Online class requirements:
- Moderate to fast Internet
- A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone. For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
- Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
- RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.
What happens when you enroll in an online class
When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.
Online Training Advantages
Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.
Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.