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TechSmith Camtasia 2018 Beginner Training

TechSmith Camtasia 2018 Beginner Training

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Feb 14 2019 10am - 5pm ET

TechSmith Camtasia 2018 Training

Using TechSmith Camtasia 2018, you can quickly create eLearning for software demonstrations, soft skills lessons (such as onboarding or compliance training), and anything in-between. You can share (publish) 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, Screencast.com, and more.

During this full-day TechSmith Camtasia training course, you will learn how to create a Camtasia eLearning project from scratch that includes

  • Videos created with the Camtasia Recorder
  • Animations
  • Voiceover audio
  • Graphics
  • Background music
  • Annotations
  • Closed captions
  • Quizzes

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

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Where is this class held? 

This is a live, online class led by an experienced eLearning developer, Certified Technical Trainer (CTT), and Certified Online Training Professional (COTP). Just like an onsite class, this online class is fully interactive and engaging. The difference between an online and onsite class? No travel! You can participate in an online class from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Many of our students choose to stay home from work on these training days, some never even changing out of their slippers! Students can speak with and hear from the instructor and other participants throughout the course as they work in real-time to complete activities.

Need something a little more personal?

We understand your team might have specific training needs and we would love to work with you. We offer both online and on-site instructor-led, fully customizable courses tailored to your Camtasia training needs. 

Email us so we can discuss your needs and set up your custom training.

An Introduction to eLearning

This module will give you a brief introduction to eLearning in general, planning course content, the development cycle, and eLearning design best practices. It’s a great place to start prior to using any eLearning tool to develop content.

  • Education Through Pictures
  • Planning eLearning Lessons
  • eLearning Development Phases
  • Project Size and Display Resolution
  • Design Best Practices
  • Fonts and eLearning

Exploring Camtasia

This module will give you a brief introduction to Camtasia and its workspace. You will open an existing project and explore tools, Media Bin, Library, Canvas, and Timeline.

  • The Camtasia Interface
  • The Media Bin and Library
  • The Canvas and Timeline

The Camtasia Recorder

By the time you have completed this module, you will be able to record screen actions on your computer using the Camtasia Recorder. You'll learn the value of rehearsals, and you'll learn how to add annotations and other special effects during the recording process.

  • Rehearsals
  • Recording Screen Actions
  • Annotations
  • Recording Effects

Adding Media

Once you've recorded screen actions, the real work begins in the Camtasia Editor. You will create a project from scratch and learn how to import recordings into the Editor as media.

  • Import a Video
  • Add a Video to the Timeline
  • Import Images
  • Add a Track
  • Create a Watermark
  • Add Cursor Effects

Groups, Annotations, Behaviors, and Transitions

You learned how to add media during the last module. In this module, you'll pick up where you left off and enhance the media with callouts and animations. You'll also learn to make the jumps between video segments appear more professional by using Transitions.

  • Create a Group
  • Add a Callout
  • Apply Image Color to Callout Text
  • Add a Behavior to a Callout
  • Add a Transition to a Group
  • Modify Transition Timing


Research has shown that adding audio (such as sound effects and voice narration) enhances the eLearning experience for your learners. You'll learn to add audio as media, and how to record and edit your own audio.

  • Add Background Music to a Video
  • Fade Audio
  • Record Voice Narration
  • Split a Music Clip
  • Rename Tracks
  • Silence and Cut Audio


After you've finished creating your eLearning lesson, you'll need to "publish" it so that it can be consumed by your learners. You'll learn to produce and share your lessons as a standalone video and share the lessons on YouTube. You'll also learn how to create HTML5 output so that your lessons will play on just about any device (including the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod).

  • Share an MP4
  • Share to YouTube
  • Share with a Smart Player
  • Add a Watermark to a Shared Lesson

Extending, Zooming, Trimming, and Interactivity

You'll learn to enhance your eLearning lessons by extending the playtime for a single video frame. You'll add Zoom-n-Pan areas that automatically take learners closer to the screen. And you'll learn to add interactivity via a TOC and Hotspots.

  • Extend a Video Frame
  • Trim a Video Selection
  • Add a Zoom-n-Pan
  • Add a Marker
  • Add a TOC
  • Add a Hotspot to the Timeline

Quizzes and Screencast.com

 Studies have shown that adding a quiz to an eLearning lessons can enhance learner retention. You'll learn how to add a quiz and then share the lesson on Screencast.com.

  • Add a Quiz and Multiple Choice Question
  • Add a Fill In the Blank Question
  • Share to Screencast.com

PowerPoint and Captions

If you've created content in PowerPoint, don't throw it away. You'll learn that existing PowerPoint content can basically be recorded within Camtasia allowing you to quickly create an eLearning course out of any presentation. And if you’d like to make your content accessible to learners with hearing disabilities, adding Closed Captions is an essential skill.

  • Record PowerPoint
  • Manually Create Closed Captions
  • Control Caption Timing
  • Use Speech-to-Text to Create Closed Captions

About Your Instructor

Kevin Siegel is the founder and president of IconLogic, Inc. He has written hundreds of step-by-step computer training books on applications such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Adobe RoboHelp, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Technical Communication Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, QuarkXPress, and TechSmith Camtasia.

Kevin spent five years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an award-winning photojournalist and has three decades experience as a print publisher, technical writer, instructional designer, and eLearning developer. He is a certified technical trainer, a veteran classroom instructor, and a frequent speaker at trade shows and conventions.

Kevin holds multiple certifications from companies such as Adobe, CompTIA, and the International Council for Certified Online Training Professionals (ICCOTP) as a Certified Online Training Professional (COTP).

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Lori [Smith] did a great job working with the various desktops. We all had issues and that took away from content covered. But it was worth it as we got to see her problem-solving techniques.
Ed Schwartz