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Camtasia is a powerful and easy to use screen recording and video editing tool that is available to CSUN faculty and staff.

For more tools and resources, visit the Software Solutions for Teaching and Interaction page


What is Camtasia?

Camtasia is a tool used to create and edit videos.

Record it All

Use Camtasia's powerful screen recorder to capture anything on your screen. You can also import videos, music, and photos to truly customize your videos.

Create Powerful Videos

Edit and enhance your videos with Camtasia’s powerful editor, themes, animated backgrounds, graphics, callouts, and more.

Engage Your Audience

Produce interactive videos and then share videos that your viewers can watch anywhere, anytime.

Who should use Camtasia?

Everyone. Whether you want to create a software demo for your department or an engaging course for your students, Camtasia is the tool for you. Explore other great examples of how Camtasia is used.

How do I get Camtasia?

Faculty and staff can download Camtasia from the Software Downloads page. 

Is Camtasia available for PC & Mac users?

For PC users, Camtasia Studio is available. For Mac users, Camtasia for Mac is available. 

Is there a difference between Camtasia Studio and Camtasia for Mac?

Yes. This comparison chart allows you to see the difference. 

What are the system requirements?

The system requirements can be found on the TechSmith webpage.

Do I need special equipment?

In addition to your computer, you will also need a high-end headset/microphone in order to record and listen to audio. 

How do I add captioning with Camtasia?

Camtasia can transcribe the audio of a video for captioning, which can be edited for accuracy.

Visit the LinkedIn Learning tutorial for more information.

Where can I learn more?

Who do I contact for support?

Faculty can contact the Faculty Technology Center at (818) 677-3443. Staff can refer to LinkedIn Learning and the TechSmith website for self paced video tutorials and documentation.

For installation information, please contact the IT Help Center.