Before we dive into Camtasia Studio, there is one more thing that we want to go ahead and look at, and that is how to manually update Camtasia Studio. TechSmith, the company that produces Camtasia Studio does a great job of responding to their customers anytime that there is a bug that's identified inside of the program. And they work very hard to get those bugs fixed, and they release updates. And it's a good idea, every time you launch Camtasia Studio, to go ahead and do a quick check to see if any updates are available. Now, when you're watching this movie, you may not find any updates that are available, because you just finished installing Camtasia in a previous movie.
However, at some point when you're using Camtasia, one of these updates is going to be available to you. So I wanted to just show you how you step through the process of finding and updating your copy of Camtasia. All you need to do is go ahead and launch Camtasia Studio, and go up to the Help menu, and go down to the Option that says Check for Updates. If an update is available, such as the 8.02 update, all you need to do is go ahead and click the link that does Download it now. This should open up your browser and take you to the Download Center on the TechSmith website where you can find some additional information about the update.
We'll go ahead and click the link that says Download Camtasia Studio. We may a get a little pop up from Windows asking us, if we do in fact want to run or if we want to save this file? We'll go ahead and click the Run button. And then I like to go ahead, and click the View Downloads button. So, the Downloads open up and then we can go and see that file coming in. Now, while this is going on in the background, I like to go ahead, and simply close Camtasia Studio. So, I go ahead and click one time on it. Now, I'll go ahead and Close the update there, and I'll close this Window up here as well and that will make sure that the update will be will run smoothly when it's finished downloading.
Once the download completes, the installation process will start automatically for you. When you get to the Welcome Camtasia Studio 8 Installation Wizard, at that point you can go ahead and close these additional windows that are open in the background, just to clean up our screen to make things a little bit easier to focus on. Now we'll step through the installation process just as we did in a previous movie. So, we'll go ahead and click the Next button. We'll read through the Software License Agreement, and click the Accept button, and then click Next. We can choose whether or not we want to send any data to Camtasia, we'll go ahead and leave that set to allow that and I'll hit the Next button.
We'll leave the default Installation set where it is. We'll click Next. We do want to have the PowerPoint Add- In installed on our system, if we have a copy of PowerPoint on our machine. So, we'll go ahead and leave that checked, and hit Next. We don't need to start Camtasia Studio automatically, but we leave the other two options checked. So we'll click the Next button. Now, Windows may pop up a warning asking us to verify that. Yes, in fact, we do want to go ahead and do this installation. So we'll go ahead and say Yes. And if you have any additional windows open, such as here we've got Windows Explorer open, we should be able just go ahead and click the Automatically close this.
We'll go ahead and click the OK button. Those applications should automatically shutdown and installation process should continue. Now, I will note that since we have Camtasia and Camtasia Recorder already installed on our system, I have noticed that Automatically shut down those applications does not work all the time. So, you may want to manually go in and close Camtasia Recorder and close Camtasia Studio, if they're open and then go ahead and proceed. When Camtasia Studio Installation has completed, we should be taken to this page, and we'll go ahead and click the Finish button, and then we're taken back to the Thanks for Installation page at TechSmith's website.
So, we'll go ahead and close that window. And we will go ahead and open up Camtasia Studio 8. And now you know how to keep your copy of Camtasia Studio always up-to-date to the latest version.
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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