Camtasia at JMU


Camtasia is a lecture capture tool designed to help instructors record, edit, and share instructional videos. Instructors can screen-capture presentations or record their lectures for asynchronous learning. Camtasia provides instructors with editing options to add annotations, transitions, effects, and animations. Camtasia is a great option for faculty and staff wanting more control of their video productions, file management, and sharing options.

Visit the links below to learn more about Camtasia:

Who can use Camtasia?

Faculty and staff can use Camtasia. JMU Libraries offers one-on-one training for this tool (see below).

How do I get started using Camtasia?

Faculty and staff can download Camtasia through the JMU Libraries website by following the steps below.

  1. Log in to this page about Camtasia with your JMU eID and password
  2. Select “Download Camtasia from Techsmith”
  3. Select the appropriate operating system for the download
  4. Launch the downloaded file and follow install procedures
  5. Open Camtasia
  6. Enter the Camtasia access key provided here

View a slideshow guide for faculty on using Camtaisa.

Where can I get help/support?

Camtasia offers technical support and training.

For consultation or support with teaching and learning with Camtasia, contact JMU Libraries’ Learning Innovations & Design Desk: