In a LinkedIn group I came across a discussion on Capturing Classroom training. After seeing the comments in the discussion I discovered that Camtasia, Articulate Storyline, and Adobe Captivate 7 tools are highly suggested for capturing or recording videos. In this blog, I will share with you how videos are captured and why Camtasia is an ideal tool for recording videos.
Videos – How are they recorded?
In a classroom setup, if you are trying to educate your employees on a new software and you wish to record the tutorial, Screen capturing tools like Articulate, Adobe Captivate and Camtasia can come in handy to capture and record anything that is on the computer screen. While recording, these tools can capture the mouse cursor movements, any clicks on the screen and also any audio that is being played.
The best part of these tools is that after you record, you can edit the recorded video to your heart’s content. You can delete any unnecessary parts on the captured screen.
Camtasia provides many options that make the screen-recording process flexible and adaptable to certain specifications. Audio and voice-over can be added as you record your screen, thus making presentations more dynamic and interesting to the learners. You can record PowerPoint, software tutorials, product demos and more. You can as well import camera video, music, photos and edit them according to your requirement.
After you have completed recording, you can edit your videos. You can add graphics, customize cursor effects that help to keep learners focused and enable transitions to break up content and divide it into topics. You can add quizzes, hotspots, callouts, buttons, banners and animated backgrounds to your video. Thus the editing option enables you to have visually rich interactive videos that can engage your audience effectively.
You share your videos on popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, twitter, blog posts and more. Its expansive sharing capabilities allow your viewers to watch your content anywhere, on nearly any device.
Now, your employees can access videos on their iPads, mobiles, desktops, laptops, since Camtasia has publishing options to both Flash and HTML5.
In this article, we have looked at how Camtasia can help you in creating videos and in my next blog we will see how this tool can support flipped classroom sessions.