Sharing Your Camtasia 9 Video with Others
Camtasia 9 is available for free to UW-Stout faculty and staff for loading onto their computers issued by UW-Stout
This article shows how to take the mp4 file you created and share it via your Learn@UW-Stout (D2L) course
PC users should go their Software Center desktop app and install Camtasia 9. Instructions on using software center for PC are located here.
Mac users can use Self Service to install Camtasia 9. Instructions on how to install for a Mac are located here.
Your LTS Instructional Technology Consultant can assist you with downloading the software.
This article is about sharing content that you have produced in Camtasia, If you have not created any content yet, you may want to view the tutorials "PowerPoint Narration in Camtasia 9", "Editing in Camtasia 9", and "Creating Shareable Content in Camtasia 9."
To get started, enter Learn@UW-Stout D2L. Then pick any of your courses and enter it.
After you enter your course, open the Other Tools menu on the right side and choose My Media.
In the My Media area, click on the blue New button and then choose Media Upload from the menu that opens.
After you choose Media Upload, you will see another button that says, "Choose a file to upload." Click on this button.
Now you can browse for the MP4 file you created. Once you find it, click to highlight it and then click the Open button.
After you click the Open button, the upload will start.
After the upload completes, you'll want to tag your video. If you want to keep your video and keep using it, please tag it with "faculty". If you would like it to be closed captioned at no cost to you, please tag it with, "closed caption". After you have entered your tags, click on the blue Save button. After you click on the Save button, click where it says, "Go To My Media."
This will open your video library, You should look for your newly uploaded video in the library. If the video is still processing, you may see the title and a generic video camera icon. If that happens, wait until the video is finished processing to proceed.
When your video is finished processing, you will be able to see an image of the first frame of your video. Now go to your Learn@UW-Stout (D2L) course and go the module where you would like the video to appear. Once you are in that module, click the blue New button and choose Create a File from the menu that opens.
In the window that opens, give the file a name. This could be the same name as the video file, if appropriate. After you name the file, click on the Insert Stuff button. The Insert Stuff button is the button farthest to the left on the toolbar that runs between the title area and the content area.
In the window that opens, choose My Media from the menu on the left. This will open your video library.
When your video library opens, find your video and click on it anywhere except on the thumbnail image area. After you click on it, the video choice should highlight in light blue. After the video highlights in light blue, click on the Next button in the lower left-hand area of the screen.
In the next screen that opens, wait for the image of your video to appear. When it appears, click on the Insert button in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.
In the next window, wait until the image of your video appears. When it does, click on the Publish button in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.
Test the video to ensure that it plays. Now the video should be visible to the students in your course.
Things to Consider
- It is important to note that the closed captions will not appear on your video immediately. It may take a week or two. You can check on this by looking at the tags for your video. After it has been closed captioned, the tag will change from "closed caption" to "captioned."
- Your My Media video library is accessible from any of your courses in Learn@UW-Stout (D2L), so you can put videos you have loaded to your My Media library into any of your courses.
- Students cannot view your videos directly from your video library. You must share them using the steps above for students to see the videos.
- Besides the Content area, videos can also be shared in the News area and any other area where you have the Insert Stuff button available to you.
- If you need assistance with My Media, you should feel free to contact the LTS Instructional Technology Consultant for your college.