Join Chris Mattia for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing mouse movements, part of Camtasia Studio 8 Essential Training.
One of the best things that you can do in order to improve the overall quality…of your screen recording is to learn how to properly manage your mouse.…You may think, "You know, I use a mouse every single day.…What do I need to learn about managing my mouse?"…Well, there are a couple of things.…First of all is to make sure that you're using the correct mouse.…Many of us these days are using our laptops for more and more of our daily work,…which by default means that many of us are using our trackpad to do all of our…mouse movements with.…And while this is a great way to work, it's not necessarily always the best way…to record a screencast with.…
So what I'd like to do is make sure that I plug-in a good quality USB mouse and…pair that with a nice mouse pad.…The combination of a good quality mouse and mouse pad will greatly improve…the smoothness of the movements of your mouse as you're dragging it around on-screen.…It will also give you a little bit more control over your mouse, than what you…
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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