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Techsmith Updates

Two popular desktop capture tools, Snagit & Camtasia, have recently received major updates and improvements in the form of new versions. These are tools that can be very useful for educators and support staff in higher ed. The University of Portland has a site-license to make the newest apps available to UP faculty and staff for use on work computers (both Mac and PC).

Snagit is a great tool for quickly capturing, editing and sharing images of your computer screen. You can use it when it in situations when it is simpler and more effective to communicate visually rather than trying to describe something with words alone.

Camtasia is a video creation app that empowers you to produce high-quality screencast videos without the expertise of a professional video editor. If you are ready to step up your screencast game, this is the app for you.

To find out more about the new versions of Snagit & Camtasia please read Ben Kahn's write-up on the Teaching & Learning blog or send Ben an email at

Want to go hands on with these tools? Contact the UP Help Desk and schedule an installation for your UP computer.

Happy screencasting!