When you're recording an instructional screencast, how you speak to your learners…is just as important as what you're teaching them.…In most recording situations, you will not be recording your screencast while in…front of your audience.…In fact, it's very likely that you'll never even see the vast majority of the…learners who will watch your video.…Therefore, it's vitally important that you're imagining that you're speaking to a real person.…Speak to that person as if you're looking over there shoulder, guiding and…inviting them to take the actions that you're doing on screen.…
This is easier said than done for some of us.…Many people are great at teaching when they're in front of a class and have the…visual feedback of their audience, but have a difficult time sounding natural,…when they're recording a screencast.…Some of the tricks I've used with authors have been to put a picture of a…person they're visualizing next to their monitor, so they can talk more…directly to that person.…One author I worked with even set up a couple of action figures next to…
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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