Screencasting – Beyond the Basics

videocameraclassicSo you’ve been creating short screencast videos using Screencast-O-Matic or some other free option and now you’re ready to take your videos to the next level.

Or maybe you’re just tired of being limited to 15 minutes and so few editing options.

In that case, now it’s time to think about paying for one of the numerous options out there.

If you’re interested in seeing all the available options, you can do a quick Google search and find literally dozens of possibilities. However, to make things a little easier, here are (in my opinion) the two best options available to you here at UT:


Screenflow (MAC)

Camtasia (PC or Mac)



Screenflow is available for Mac only and many who use it swear by it.

UT faculty, staff and students can purchase Screenflow for a discounted rate ($109)at the Campus Computer Store.



Camtasia, which is available for both PC and Mac, is arguably the most popular software specifically for screencasting and video editing.

It’s also my personal favorite for the purpose. So, if you’re looking for an endorsement, even though it is more expensive, this would be my recommendation. It’s relatively easy to use and there are tons of tutorial videos available to help you move beyond the basics.

UT faculty, staff and students can purchase Camtasia for a discounted rate ($97) at the Campus Computer Store.


You can also download these resources created by the Faculty Innovation Center to help you learn more about the available options:

Screencasting Software for Mac [PDF]
Screencasting Software for PC [PDF]


contacts If you have any questions or you’d like to schedule a 1-on-1 training session to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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