Delta PDC Portal


Clear all

[Sticky] Participating in Camtasia / Snagit Cohort (2021-22)

Vivie Sinou
Posts: 403
Topic starter
Reputable Member
Joined: 3 years ago

Request a Copy/License

Limited copies are available for a Cohort of 25 faculty. Contact Deanna de Azevedo to indicate your interest in participating and for more information on this training program.

To request a license, complete:

Camtasia Tutorials

Learn how to use Camtasia. Get started with the basics or expand your skills with the full list of tutorials.


Snagit Tutorials

Review basic tutorials to help you get started and advanced tutorials to sharpen your skills.


TechSmith Academy

Create a free account and check out TechSmith's free training courses.


TechSmith Certification

You'll need to log into your TechSmith account. Start with "Explorer" Certification Courses.


Support. Help. Answers.

1. Start here: Search TechSmith's Help to access helpful reference documentation by the vendor.

2. Post your questions in this forum, and we can learn and support from each other. 

3. Contact TechSmith Support

Through our Maintenance Agreement, TechSmith Staff is available to assist users with questions regarding the installation and operation of TechSmith products. Contact options are:

Submitting a Support Ticket

Messaging through Online Chat

Maintenance Phone Line
+1-800-517-3001 (U.S. & Canada only) or +1-517-879-5929 from 9:00AM to 6:00PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. (A voicemail system is available during non-business hours and holidays.)

You will need Delta's Maintenance Agreement # M1830405 (expires June 5, 2022) to receive support from TechSmith through the above options.

2 Replies
Deanna de Azevedo
Posts: 179
Estimable Member
Joined: 2 years ago

From a colleague: 

I am hesitant about using the license offer; is it the same as what I will get if I purchase the “Screen Recorder & Video Editor” for Camtasia? 

Camtasia/SnagIt Bundle and Screen Recorders

Except for the cost, the bundle available through the Camtasia Cohort is the same that can be purchased on your own. Both Camtasia and Snagit have built-in screen recorders. How you use them depends on what you’re doing, as well as your personal preference. Here’s one way way (but not the only way) you might think about each:

  • Camtasia: To capture “longer” material like a lecture or a tutorial that you might want to edit and further enhance (e.g., graphics, music, transitions).


  • Snagit: For shorter, standalone captures that are more dynamic than a screenshot. Instead of using annotations (e.g., arrows, circles, text) to explain something, you use your cursor and your voice.


If you’re hesitant about Camtasia, why not attend the following flex workshop:

Lights, Camera, Action II
11:30 - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, 18 August
via Zoom

Jennifer Barrows, Lynn Hawley, and myself will cover some of the basic features available in Camtasia, as well as show a before and after video.

Deanna de Azevedo
Posts: 179
Estimable Member
Joined: 2 years ago

From a colleague:

Correct me if I am wrong but I’ve thought that edits made to a Camtasia lecture are less noticeable,

Making the Cut!

Whether or not a cut/edit is noticeable typically depends on:

  • The material being edited; and
  • How and where a cut/edit is made.


We’ll cover the basics of making a cut (and more) in the flex workshop Lights, Camera, Action II (11:30 - 12:30 pm on Wednesday, 18 August 2021 via Zoom).

Camtasia is a relatively simple interface that is well-suited to folks learning how to edit video using a timeline —plus— it has extra features that help you add polish to a video, including:

  • Transitions
  • Adding music
  • Adjusting audio/volume


It might be “easier” to hide a mistake in Camtasia compared to something like PowerPoint… but… it really depends on the mistake! 😊 


Leave a reply

Author Name

Author Email

Title *

Maximum allowed file size is 10MB

Preview 0 Revisions Saved