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Camtasia Studio is an application that records desktop images, webcam video, and audio. It also provides a robust set of editing tools so that the finished videos can include transition effects, text callouts, and other engaging media components. Faculty can use Camtasia to create simple videos on their desktop for use in flipped or online classes. No additional hardware is required beyond a laptop's built-in microphone and webcam, however, it does provide the flexibilty to also utilize mobile device cameras or USB recording equipment.

Camtasia Studio Overview

Download / Install Camtasia Studio

The Camtasia Studio RIT site license is restricted to faculty use. An instructor can install a copy of the Camtasia software on RIT on-site computers and on one home computer. Versions are available for both Windows and Mac, however, some differences exist between the two versions.

To ensure Camtasia will run on your computer, please review the system requirements prior to installation.

Use the following link to login with your RIT computer account and password and gain access the detailed install instructions. Your college/department ITS support may be needed to assist you with the install.

Steps for getting started with Camtasia Studio

  1. Record your screen / camera / audio (windows) (mac)
  2. Edit your recording (windows) (mac)
  3. Produce your video as an mp4 file (windows) (mac)
  4. Upload / insert your video in myCourses
  5. Request captioning

Camtasia Studio Getting Started Guide

Request a consultation with TLS Staff on Camtasia, myCourses, and other academic technologies.

Video Tutorials

User Groups

Documentation / Resources


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