Making Video Tutorials with Camtasia (CTE6733)Export this event to calendar

Friday, March 22, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Facilitators: Kyle Scholz (Centre for Teaching Excellence) and Jason Thompson (Centre for Teaching Excellence)
Location: MC 2060


This session will start by briefly covering best practices for video tutorials, such as their optimal length, how much time to invest in editing, whether a script is necessary, and so on. The presenters will then demonstrate how to use the various features in a tool called Camtasia to create, edit, and produce a video tutorial. Participants will then be given time to edit and produce a video tutorial with Camtasia under the guidance of the facilitators. No prior knowledge of Camtasia or video tutorials is required.

Video tutorials are an effective way to deliver certain kinds of course content. Video tutorials can incorporate both real-world video (for example, of a lab demonstration) and screen-based video (that is, anything that can display on your computer screen such as an image of a cell, a bar graph, or video from a movie).

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • summarize best practices regarding the creation of video tutorials
  • use Camtasia to record, edit, and produce a video tutorial


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