This resource page brings all of the examples and tools from Tracy's Camtasia training into one handy location!
Sample Instructional Videos
When your students first arrive on your course home page, personally greet them with video! Many instructors make a short welcome video to display through the first week of class.
A course tour is a great way to show students how to navigate your course. No two courses are alike, so a tour is helpful for both novice and experienced online learners. This is your chance to emphasize what's important and show students how to perform key functions. Use arrows, spotlights, and annotations to reinforce key points and illustrate procedures.
Intro to New Week
Build enthusiasm for the new week with a video introduction! These videos can also address common student questions so that you aren't answering them all week long from your Inbox.
How about a video to introduce a new unit of content? The one included here uses a mix of webcam video and presentation slides, all recorded in Camtasia.
Feedback on Student Work
This is a sample demonstrating how I use video to provide feedback on student writing, using a fake student to protect privacy. After years of text feedback, students love the use of video.
Use screencasting to walk your students through important processes. My students email me often to tell me how much they appreciate this visual explanation, especially when it comes to new technology.
Green Screen Magic
Put yourself in front of any background you wish, using just a green screen and Camtasia:
Resources for Making Videos
Working with Scripts
Download an editable copy of the script template we used in our workshop:
You might also want to try an online teleprompter like CuePrompter.
Adding Images and Video
To avoid copyright issues when using found images, video clips, and songs in your videos, limit your search to Creative Commons licensed and public domain material. Here are some helpful resources:
Producing Your Video
Here are two common options for storing and captioning your videos: