TechSmith Camtasia 9 (Windows): The Essentials

(ISBN: 9781944607005)

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... a self-paced workbook that teaches the core Camtasia 9 skills

Using TechSmith Camtasia, you can quickly create eLearning for software demonstrations, software simulations, soft skills lessons (such as onboarding or compliance training), and anything in-between.

You can render your finished project so it can be accessed by learners using desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices. Your content can be hosted on a web server, Learning Management System, YouTube, Vimeo,, and more.

During the step-by-step lessons presented in this book, you will learn how you can include recordings of existing PowerPoint presentations or software demonstrations created directly on your computer using Camtasia Recorder. You will use the powerful Camtasia Editor to add animations, voiceover audio, graphics, music, annotations, closed captions, quizzes, and even surveys to a project.

This book will introduce you to the essential Camtasia 9 skills you need to get up and running with this awesome eLearning development tool as quickly as possible.
This book features:

  • All of the Camtasia projects, images, audio files, and other assets to get started (Just download the Camtasia free 30-day trial software from the TechSmith website and jump in!)
  • Dozens of step-by-step, hands-on activities
  • Confidence Checks to challenge your new skills
  • Hundreds of supporting screen shots

To complete the lessons presented in this book, you will need the following software and hardware: TechSmith Camtasia version 9; Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (Required: 64 Bit versions only); 2.0 GHz CPU with dual-core processor minimum (Recommended: Quad-core i5 processor or better); 4 GB RAM minimum (Recommended: 8 GB or more); 2 GB of hard-disk space for program installation; Display dimensions of 1024x768 or greater.

You will need to download the book’s data assets that have been created specifically to support this book (instructions for downloading the data assets are in the About This Book section at the beginning of the book). Finally, you will learn how to record a PowerPoint presentation on page 146. You will need PowerPoint 2007 or newer to complete those activities.

The TechSmith Camtasia 9 software does not come with this book. The software can be ordered directly from TechSmith (