Camtasia 101 - Camtasia for eLearning and Screen Recording
In this 2-day instructor-led Camtasia training class, you’ll learn how to communicate in video with Camtasia, on either Mac or Windows.
Participants will be able to quickly create eLearning and video content for just about anything (computer software or PowerPoint presentations) and post Participants completed lessons on a web server, Learning Management System, YouTube, Video, or Screencast.com. Participants lessons can include videos of actions taken on Participants computer, animations, audio, quizzes and surveys. Participants will learn to answer questions with screen recordings explaining how to use software and Web sites, post PowerPoint presentations on the Web, complete with Picture-in-Picture, for virtual learning, demonstrate features, new versions of software, Web sites and other applications, and rollout online training to the entire company, letting them learn at their own pace. Camtasia empowers Participants to make amazing videos-even if Participants have never made one before. Record a video of Participants screen or bring in Participants own video footage. Then use Camtasia’s easy drag-and-drop editor to easily create remarkable videos Participants can share with anyone. Keep Participants audience engaged by adding eye-catching animations, music, and captions and produce high-quality video content in record time. This class will introduce Participants to the essential Camtasia skills Participants need to know to get up and running with Camtasia as quickly as possible.
Schedule and Pricing
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Video is everywhere. Do your videos stand out? Camtasia is a powerful video creation platform for anyone who benefits from improved media content creation, not just video professionals. Camtasia empowers everyone to create engaging and compelling video content that looks remarkable. Videos help communicate energy and emotion in a way that simply cannot be done with text alone.
Engage your audience with drag-and-drop ease, text animation, and included tailored templates. Leverage templates tailored toward your desired outcome to communicate your message in a way that captures and keeps your audience’s attention. This professional Camtasia training will ensure your video content is engaging, interesting and presents you and your organization in the best possible light.
Here’s some reasons Camtasia and online video should be in many office discussions! :
- Adding video to a landing page can increase conversions by up to 80%. - Eyeview Digital
- Forrester research has stated that the value of a 1 minute video is equivalent to almost 1.8 million printed words. - Forrester
- 100 million hours of video content are watched on Facebook each day. - Invado 2016 video stats Ebook.
- 46% of all video plays in Q4 2015 were on mobile devices like tablets and smartphones. - reelseo
- Average users spend 16 minutes watching online video ads each month. - Hubspot
- 59% of executives would rather watch video than read text. - Hubspot
- Adding video to email creates 2-3 times as many click through. - Forrester
- Camtasia is the tool of choice for clients like Nike, Salesforce.com, IBM, and BMW. - TechSmith
Overview of Learning Objectives
- eLearning and Camtasia
A brief introduction to Camtasia and its workspace. Students will open an existing project and explore tools, Media Bin, Library, Canvas, and Timeline.
- Education Through Pictures
- Planning eLearning Lessons
- eLearning Development Phases
- Project Size and Display Resolution
- Design Best Practices
- Fonts and eLearning
- The Camtasia Interface
- The Media Bin and Library
- The Canvas and Timeline
- The Camtasia Recorder
Record screen actions on a computer using the Camtasia Recorder. Learn the value of rehearsals and how to add annotations and other special effects during the recording process.
- Recording Screen Actions
- Recording Effects
- Adding Media
Work begins in the Camtasia Editor. 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
- Import Images
- Add a Track and PIP
- Create a Watermark
- Add Cursor Effects
Groups, Annotations, Behaviors, and Transitions
Enhance media with callouts and animations. Make the jumps between video segments appear more professional by using Transitions.
- Create a Group
- Title Clips
- Add a Callout
- Apply Image Color to Callout Text
- Add a Behavior to a Callout
- Add a Transition to a Group
- Modify Transition Timing
Research has shown that adding audio (such as sound effects and voice narration) enhances the eLearning experience for learners. Learn to add audio as media, and how to record and edit audio.
- Add Background Music to a Video
- Fade Audio In and Out
- Record Voice Narration
- Split a Music Clip
- Rename Tracks
- Silence and Cut Audio
After creating an eLearning lesson, “publish” it so it can be consumed by learners. Produce and share lessons as standalone video and share lessons on YouTube. Create HTML5 output so lessons will play on any device (including Apple iPad/iPhone and Android).
- Share an MP4
- Share to YouTube
- Share with a Smart Player
- Add a Watermark to a Shared Lesson
Extending, Zooming, Trimming, Focus, Markers, TOCs and Interactivity
Enhance eLearning lessons by extending playtime for a single video frame. Add Zoom-n-Pan areas that automatically take learners closer to the screen. Add interactivity via a TOC and Hotspots
- Extend a Video Frame
- Trim a Video Selection
- Add a Zoom-n-Pan
- Add a Marker
- Add a TOC (Table of Contents)
- Add a Hotspot to the Timeline
- Quizzes, Surveys and Screencast.com
Studies have shown that adding a quiz to eLearning lessons enhance learner retention. Learn how to add a quiz and share lessons on Screencast.com
- Add a Quiz and Multiple Choice Questions
- Add Fill In the Blank Questions
- Share to Screencast.com
- PowerPoint, Closed Captions, Theater and MenuMaker
Convert existing PowerPoint content to Camtasia allowing quick creation of an eLearning course out of any presentation. Making content accessible to learners with hearing disabilities. Adding Closed Captions.
- Record PowerPoint
- Manually Create Closed Captions
- Control Caption Timing
- Use Speech-to-Text to Create Closed Captions
Who Should Attend
By attending our professional Camtasia training, even budding editors will be equipped to make professional-grade content; whether delivered via the company website, on social media, online, in an LMS, or broadcast on TV!
Camtasia is a powerful, yet approachable tool that is appropriate for both general information workers without a video background and video professionals. Camtasia can be used across an organization to create training videos, sales presentations, marketing videos and more, and is one of the easiest ways to produce video content. This class is appropriate for anyone who needs to create professional video content, especially if they don’t know where to start. Camtasia is a video creation tool that allows any individual to create engaging instructional content. Companies use Camtasia to spread knowledge and standardize processes throughout their workplace.
Many clients tell us that the best thing about Camtasia is that it allows their SME’s (that stands for Subject Matter Experts, i.e. non “video people”) to create engaging and professional content on their own. It’s perfect for HR departments looking to onboard new employees and any sort of HR or compliance training. If knowledge is leaving Students organization due to retirement, reassignment, cutbacks and so forth, Camtasia makes it easy to capture what they know…before they go.
Ledet Training’s Camtasia classes allow trainers and eLearning professionals to make their own videos, often saving tens of thousands of dollars in time and outsourcing fees. Academics and higher education professionals find that creating and using screencasts and videos in education results in higher student engagement levels and raising grades.
Forms processing professionals can easily create screencasts explaining exactly what information to put where, resulting in less questions and more correctly completed forms. While Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline are often used for eLearning as well, Camtasia is considered one of the most simple and engaging content creation tools for engaging video production. Often Camtasia is used as one of the tools in professional Adobe or Articulate eLearning workflows. Other video production tools such as Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects are generally considered to be considerably more complex and are most typically used by more experienced media creation professionals and full-time videographers. Camtasia is often the go-to product for general office workers to create video content to facilitate knowledge sharing, engaging audiences (both internal and external), and empowering employees.
This training is perfect for:
- Companies experiencing (or expecting) outward growth
- Companies with high turnover
- Trainers, especially those making internal and external eLearning content
- Educators, especially those who have online components in their classes
- Marketers, especially those who are leveraging social media
No prior experience with Camtasia is necessary, only an open mind a good attitude, and a willingness to learn. Any generally computer-literate user can attand this class.
Knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for all classes, of course. This course will be tailored to those that attend, taking into consideration your individual skill level.
The TechSmith Camtasia software is not included with the course. The software can be ordered directly from TechSmith and a 30 day fully functional free trial is available.
Applicable Certifications, Exams, and Continuing Education Information
A certificate of completion will also be provided, as well as follow up support to make sure we can continue to help once you’ve tried producing your videos in your own professional setting.
This class has 12 hours of instructor-led content, providing 1.2 CEUs.
- Public Open Enrollment Training Courses - Course hours are 9am-4pm
- Public Open Enrollment Training hours scheduled at Branch locations may vary.
- Public Open Enrollment Online Courses - Course hours are 10am-5pm EST
We have training centers in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and Washington DC. We also have the option of live instructor lead online offerings for our courses. Our network of rental facilities is also an option for most of our high demand classes. If coming to a rental facility, please double-check the location of your class with our office to make sure you get to the right location.
As an option for customers needing completely customizable training we offer private onsite training and Individual instructor consulting sessions. To inquire about custom training please fill out our private training request form.
Please see our Enrollment Page (http://www.ledet.com/enroll) for our enrollment form.
Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.
Training Modalities Available
ILT, VILT, Onsite
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