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Camtasia and SnagIt

What is Camtasia?

Camtasia Studio is a video-based screen capture program that enables users to demonstrate and communicate ideas or share knowledge using video. From quick video demos to extensive video projects, Camtasia has a wide range of editing tools to create video content from a variety of sources. Users can record from webcam or screen, introduce a variety of effects, and easily share videos over multiple channels. Camtasia is for our more intermediate to advanced users as it is a complex piece of software.  It is wonderful for editing out those umms and ahhs that accidentally slip into my recordings.


What is SnagIt?

SnagIt allows the selection and capture of anything on your screen as a picture to be pasted into a document or email.  Moreover, it allows you to annotate those screenshots with arrows and text, to blur sensitive information that you don’t want to send on to others, to highlight areas, and more.  If you often have to create how-to documents for classes, this would be very useful.   For users who need just simple selection and capture of items on your screen, Windows does have a built in item called the “Snipping Tool” which can be found on your Start Menu under the Windows Accessories group.


I still don’t really understand what these two applications do?

Here is a short YouTube video created by TechSmith that really does a good overview of the two products:


How do I get the software?

To work with one of our support techs to get this installed on your office or home computer, please put in a ticket on the helpdesk (


How many places can I run the software?

You are allowed to run these products on up to two devices only. This means that you can have it installed in your office and at home.


If you have any questions please reach out to ITS on the helpdesk.