Camtasia for Screen Recording Faculty Lectures

Aug. 25, 2021

CUNY SPH Faculty and Staff have access to Camtasia screen recording software.

Camtasia is available for Windows & Mac computers. The program comes with a range of features to create, edit, and share videos online. With this application, you can record your screen, your voice and you have the option to also record yourself on video. This can be a powerful tool for online lectures and class demos. Camtasia also allows you to import audio tracks and video files, making it easier to include your existing projects into your current project. 

To gain access to Camtasia, please email to request a free license. Our friendly helpdesk representatives will send you a link to download the software on your computer along with a license key. Once installed, please take a look at the following tutorial video to get started with using Camtasia. 

For more advanced features and additional help, visit the following page for access to tutorials.

Once you’ve exported your video, please add it to a Sharepoint or Dropbox link and share it with us here in the Office of Online Learning. We can add this video to our YouTube Channel, or you are welcome to upload it to your own channel if you wish. Having your video as a YouTube link makes it easy for you to embed the video within Blackboard.

​The tutorial below has information how to upload videos to YouTube and embed them within Blackboard.

Important Note: Do not upload MP4 or MOV video files directly to Blackboard, as it will cause a storage error for your course. 

For additional assistance with Camtasia or uploading videos to your course, please feel free to reach out.

Find more resources and tips for faculty from the Office of Online Learning, including multimedia and other tutorials