Camtasia now available via LIT Loaner Laptop Initiative

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LIT has updated our internal process of making available Camtasia licenses to Wentworth faculty and staff.

What is Camtasia?

For those not familiar with the product, Camtasia is a powerful, yet easy to use software application used for creating video tutorials & presentations directly via screen-cast.  It is available for both Windows & Mac users.

Why Use Camtasia?

Camtasia is easy to use and it looks professional.  It offers Picture in Picture (PiP).  I It offers multiple audio and video tracks.  It has many features in the interface that makes creating screen videos and processing them.  You can choose to record your entire screen or only a portion of it that you preset before recording begins .

When you finish recording your screen, you can utilize various tools included in the program to complete your video.  These contain multiple Transition Options , Voice Narration , a Zoom and Pan effect , Cursor Effects , Captions , Quizzing & more.  You can also use built-in tools to enhance and improve the audio quality of your voice recording . It can export in many different file types.  You can upload your final Camtasia product into Panopto and make it available for your students to view.

I’m interested.  Tell me more…

Instead of giving individuals licenses of software to install on their work computers indefinitely, we are now installing the software on university-owned laptops and loaning the laptops to faculty and staff needing to use Camtasia for institution projects.

This change allows us to make better use of the licenses that we purchase, so that we can accommodate a broader audience.  In addition, it allows us to purchase annual upgrades of the software, so that we support the most current version of the product.

With the loaner laptop, we recommend that you save all work (Camtasia project files, project asset files, etc) on Office 365 in a folder that you are able to access, so that you have copies of your work.  Please do not leave project files on the loaner equipment when you return the equipment.

The LIT loan policy is consistent with the policy already established by DTS Tech Spot in that we loan equipment for a two week time period.  However, if you need a laptop for a longer period of time while you are working on your project, we should be able to accommodate you.  Please keep in mind that we only have 10 loaner laptops available, and to be fair to everyone they are available for loan on a first come, first served basis.

We currently have 10 licenses of Camtasia 2019 installed on the university-owned laptops.

If you are interested in learning more about Camtasia or using it for a project, please contact us (lit@wit.edu) and we can make arrangements to demonstrate the software and check out a loaner laptop to you.

As always, we look forward to working with you.

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