Getting Started with Camtasia (Lightboard Videos)

This article will help you get started using the basic functions of Camtasia once you have created a Lightboard video.  The basic functions are:

  • cutting the video to remove parts that you don't want in the final video.
  • adding automatic/scripted captions and editing them.
  • creating an MP4 of the captioned video.
  • choosing where to store your MP4

1. Open Camtasia.

If you don't have Camtasia on your computer, please ask IT to install it, or use the editing computer in the Lightboard room.

2. Choose "import media".

2. Choose "import media".

3. Locate your video.

You will either need to access your video by gaining access to the Iceman server (speak with IT) or by using your flashdrive.  

4. Video will be in the Clipbin. Click and drag the video to Timeline 1.

4. Video will be in the Clipbin.  Click and drag the video to Timeline 1.

5. Begin trimming your video by using the "split" button.

There are Camtasia videos on the editing process.  Please see http://gfcmsuelearning.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/11000032253-faculty-how2-use-camtasia-the-basics- for more information.

5. Begin trimming your video by using the "split" button.

6. Generate autocaptions, or submit your script.

Captions can be found by clicking "More" and then "Captions".

Information on how to work with captions in Camtasia can be found at https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/222245307-Captions

6. Generate autocaptions, or submit your script.

7. Make edits to captions as needed.

7. Make edits to captions as needed.

8. Determine how to host your video. Select "Produce and Share".

Hosting your video: If you have a YouTube account, you may add it to your YouTube account and link to it.  If you do not have a YouTube account, or want to host it on Panopto (similiar to an internal YouTube embedded within D2L that we are trialing until Nov. 19, 2017), please choose "Custom Production Settings", and then "Next", "MP4 - Smart Player (Flash/HTML5)", "Options", checkmark "Captions", and choose either burned in or under video.

It is best to place your video on YouTube or something like Panopto as the playback experience will be better for the student than simply posting the video directly to D2L.

8. Determine how to host your video.  Select "Produce and Share".

9. Place your video online.

10. Add your video to D2L.

If you are using YouTube to host your video, you can link to the video or embed it.  See http://gfcmsuelearning.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/11000030747-faculty-how2-place-a-video-file-into-your-course for more.

If you are using Panopto to host your video, you can insert your videos within D2L.  See http://gfcmsuelearning.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/11000033493-faculty-how2-insert-videos-using-the-panopto-d2l-integration for more.