Camtasia is screen capture software that can record anything you can see on your computer screen and the corresponding audio. This can then be edited and shared with other people. This practice is commonly termed as screencasting, screencapture or coursecasting.

You can use Camtasia to:

  • Create online tutorials
  • Record live presentations, i.e. everything on screen and presenter's voice
  • Create media rich teaching materials using a combination of screen capture and video
  • Provide high quality personal feedback to students

Screencasting is becoming increasingly popular within the university and is used by the Digital Education team to help provide support materials for staff and students, primarily through Blackboard. Contact us if you would like to see further examples.

Getting started

Camtasia is available to Pathways 1 and 3 Teaching staff.

  • On University Windows 10 devices, connect to the University VPN, open Software Centre or Company Portal, search for Camtasia and install it on your Windows 10 device. If you are unable to download the software, please contact IT Services for support.
  • Mac users can download it from the Managed Software Centre.
  • It will be available for staff using their own Windows devices soon. If you are waiting for access via this method please fill in this form and we will alert you with access details as soon as they are confirmed.

If Camtasia is not available to you (not Pathways 1 or 3):

  • Check if your School, Faculty or department has spare licences available.
  • Camtasia is available from the University's suppliers. Prices change but a single copy costs around £100. If you wish to install it on a University managed computer we advise you to check with your local IT support before you purchase it.


We can advise on whether Camtasia is an appropriate tool for your needs and on best practice.

Camtasia is used by academics in several departments. Your colleagues may have relevant experience they could share with you.