We've already discussed the importance of getting rid of extraneous user…interface elements and managing your mouse movements in order to reduce visual…distractions in your movie.…In this movie, we're going to draw our attention to the content--what you're…saying, doing and teaching--in order to keep the focus of your movie on one…single concept, and by doing so keeping your movie short and to the point.…So you may be wondering, is there an ideal movie length for an…instructional screencast?…The answer is that there is probably no one single number or formula for an ideal movie.…
We can use the following rule of thumb though.…Target your movie to be between three and nine minutes long with the sweet spot…in between five and seven minutes.…This generally gives you enough time to thoroughly cover your subject matter,…but not lose your audience to distractions.…One of the biggest challenges you will face when you begin creating your…instructional screencast is not going to be figuring out what to say, but rather…
Follow along as Chris creates an elearning project from start to finish with Camtasia Studio's tools. Discover how to add animation, PowerPoint slideshows, quizzes, and other effects that boost the interactivity and visual interest of your screencasts. The final chapter shows how to incorporate your Camtasia projects into an overall teaching strategy.
- Creating and configuring a recording account
- Choosing and connecting a microphone
- Installing Camtasia Studio
- Choosing the area of the screen you want to record
- Managing mouse movements
- Handling mistakes
- Editing audio and video in Camtasia
- Adding animation and zoom-and-pan or picture-in-picture effects
- Using the PowerPoint add-in
- Adding closed captioning
- Creating interactive quizzes
- Exporting and publishing movies
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Capturing Your Screen
3. Keys to a Successful Recording
4. Editing in Camtasia Studio
5. Working with Audio
6. Working with Media and Effects
7. Working with PowerPoint
8. Working with Captions
9. Using Advanced Features
10. Producing and Sharing
11. Teaching and Learning Techniques
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