Camtasia Studio 8/9 Screencast Videos + PowerPoint 2013/2016
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Camtasia Studio 8/9 screencast: Udemy online course creation: Video editing/production: PowerPoint 2013/2016: Unofficial
4.9 (150 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
8,995 students enrolled
Created by Brian Jackson
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 15 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to create PowerPoint animations
  • Learn to capture and produce screen cast based course videos
  • Learn to produce and market your courses via udemy
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  • Windows PC
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

This course is not sponsored by or affiliated with Udemy, Inc.

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  • 10+ Hours of High Quality Online Video Training!
  • Over 8,967 Students Currently Enrolled!!
  • 146+ Course Reviews Averaging 4.66 Stars!!!

Learn What it Takes to Produce and Sell a Udemy Course

This course explains how to create Udemy courses using PowerPoint and the Camtasia Screen Recorder and Video Editing software. It includes everything you need to know to create stunning screencast based presentations on your Windows based PC. The course concludes with information on pricing and marketing your course that will set you well on the path to becoming one of the Udemy $10,000+/yr elite.

Good instructor Brian is a good instructor. He explains things well and for that I learned a lot of things easily. I'll be a future Udemy instructor and this course is definitely helps. Thank you Brian. ---Joni Esteban (5 Stars)

Learn PowerPoint Slide Animation

Rather than using PowerPoint to produce bland presentation slides, this course will show you how to animate PowerPoint slides to produce stunning production and course logo videos and show you simple ways to add movement to your slide presentations to maintain your audience's attention.

In this course you'll learn to use PowerPoint to:

  • Create a course image
  • Animate production logos
  • Animate course logos
  • Animate lecture slides

Learn to add exciting PowerPoint presentations to your Udemy lectures.

Fantastic course! If you are trying to learn how to publish on Udemy, this is a great course! I learned more about using Camtasia and publishing on Udemy than I have with all the other information I have found! Really good stuff! Highly recommend! ---Josh Gwin, MBA (5 Stars)

Learn Camtasia Studio 8 and Camtasia 9 Screencasting

Camtasia is the premiere Windows PC based screen capture and video editing tool. In this course I'll show you the ins and outs of Camtasia recording and walk you through the video production process from beginning to end. From video recording through editing tasks such as deleting unwanted scenes, zooming and panning, and adding callouts -- it's all here.

In this course you'll learn to use the Camtasia video recorder and editor to:

  • Capture screencasts
  • Capture PowerPoint presentations
  • Edit your videos and merge media
  • Zoom, pan, and annotate your videos
  • Produce your course lectures for upload to Udemy

Learn everything you need to know to become proficient with Camtasia Studio.

But wait, there's more...

This course is excellent. This course is well organised, clearly presented, and provides step-by-step instructions on the do's and don't of how to successfully create a Udemy course. It answered a lot of the questions I had and alerted me to other important considerations. I feel that I now have a blueprint that will guide me as I go through my course creation steps. ---Silvia Wright-Davies (5 Stars)

Learn Udemy Course Production and Marketing

Learn to navigate the udemy website and to use the interface to produce and market your course videos. Learn to price your courses to sell. Learn to promote your courses so that customers will want to own a copy. Learn to monitor sales and take action to keep the money rolling in.

Don't forget the standard Udemy 30 return policy, no questions asked! This should make your decision a no-brainer ;-)

Online education has rapidly become the preferred learning method most students. This is the wave of the present, not the future... Get in on this trend now before it's too late.

Best of luck with your new course!


Who is the target audience?
  • Those new to udemy course production who would like practical course development guidance
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Curriculum For This Course
134 Lectures
Course Introduction
6 Lectures 28:37

In this overview of the course I discuss each of the eight major sections in the course which pretty much lays out the course production process, not that you won't learn even more about creating courses for udemy in the next couple of lectures.

Preview 03:28

In this two slide lecture I show how Udemy works from preparing and submitting your course through sales and payment. The view is at the highest level but I still hope this provides a good overview of what we're about to undertake.

Preview 03:40

In this lecture we discuss the hardware and software requirements of preparing a udemy course. Although the initial investment can be steep if you're starting from scratch, most of us have a PC or Mac with much of the required software already installed. With a little luck, you can get started for the cost of a $69 pair of microphone headphones.

Preview 03:57

In this lecture we review alternate sources of udemy production information as almost a prerequisite to this course, the most important being the udemy staff course on creating a udemy course. I don't think it replaces this course, but it sure is good for free.

Preview 02:51

Instructor Tour of Udemy (2017 Extension)

Introduction to the 2017 Extension Lectures and Sections
Initial Setup
6 Lectures 15:04
Introduction to Initial Setup

This lecture shows you how to create a Udemy account in preparation for becoming an instructor or purchasing courses on the site.

Creating a Udemy Account

In this lecture we go through the steps required to become a premium udemy instructor. You can not charge for your courses until you become a premium instructor.

Becoming a Paid Instructor

In this lecture we look at where to find the software for installation. We also look at checking to see if you have Microsoft Office preinstalled on your system. If you do, the software is free and all you need to spend is about $70 on a decent headset microphone.

Installing the Software

Initial Setup Section Project

Summary of Initial Setup
Finding Your Niche
8 Lectures 30:59
Introduction to Finding Your Niche

In this lecture we learn how to scope out the potential competition using the course search function of udemy. During the lecture we discuss ways to add keywords to your course title to refine your search and find a competative niche.

Scoping Out the Competition

Using the Udemy Insights Feature to Check out the Scene (2017 Extension)

In this lecture we create a course by supplying the minimal information required, mainly a title.

Creating a Course

In this lecture we fill out the Basic information page to begin defining the contents of our book. We discuss the importance of selecting a short but keyword rich title, a descriptive subtitle, and a competitive category for your new course to improve search and browsing hit results.

Category and Search Results

This lecture discusses the use of the udemy Curriculum tool to layout an outline for your course. It includes information on adding and renaming sections and lectures as well as deleting and moving these two basic building blocks.

Outlining Your Course

Finding Your Niche Section Project

Summary of Finding Your Niche
Creating a Course Image
7 Lectures 24:24
Introduction to Creating a Course Image

In this lecture I provide a very quick overview of using the Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) to produce a 960px x 540px udemy image. Use your favorite tool be it the premiere Adobe tools or something that came pre-installed with your operating system. In two more lectures I'll show you how to use PowerPoint instead to create udemy images.

Using the GIMP to Create a Course Image

In this lecture we consider an alternative to the traditional graphics manipulation program such as the GIMP or Adobe Illustrator or Premier by using PowerPoint to create course production graphics, in this case a course logo.

Using PowerPoint to Create a Course Image

An update to the original course outlining Udemy's ban on text in the course image along with a workaround if you really can't live without it (which I suggest your try).

Update on Image Text Ban

Create a Udemy Course Card Image in PowerPoint 2016 (2017 Extension)

Creating a Course Image Section Project

Summary of Creating a Course Image
Camtasia Studio 8 Screen Recorder
6 Lectures 23:17
Introduction to the Camtasia Studio 8 Screen Recorder

In this lecture we use a PowerPoint simulation to demonstrate the use of the Camtasia Recorder to record video screencasts. Such screencasts will constitute the core of your udemy course.

Capturing Your First Screen Cast

In this lecture we look at directory organization and file naming standards that will help you to keep the multitude of files generated by the udemy course creation process organized. Follow these steps and you should be able to find everything you need to finish course production (this won't be easy if you don't start organizing your files early).

Organizing Your Stuff

In this lecture we look at recording PowerPoint presentation which in the end turn out to cause little difference to the recording method other than requiring that the on screen cursor be disabled.

Capturing PowerPoint Presentations

Camtasia Studio 8 Screen Recorder Section Project

Summary of the Camtasia Studio 8 Screen Recorder
Camtasia 9 Screen Recorder (2017 Extension)
9 Lectures 32:00
Introduction to the Camtasia 9 Screen Recorder

Overview of the Camtasia 9 Screen Recorder

Recording Screencast Presentations

Recording PowerPoint Presentations

Recording Webcam Talking Head Presentations

Keeping Your Material Organized

Hybrid PowerPoint Presentation/Software Screencast w/Talking Head Webcam Inset

Camtasia 9 Screen Recorder Section Project

Summary of the Camtasia 9 Screen Recorder
Simple PowerPoint 2013 (and 2016) Slides and Animation
7 Lectures 36:54
Introduction to Simple PowerPoint 2013 (and 2016) Slides and Animation

In this section introduction I attempt the impossible, to provide an overview of PowerPoint in preparation for a demonstration of using PowerPoint to produce Production Logos, Course Logos, and Lecture Slides. I hope this is enough and complain via comments if it isn't and I'll try to add more based on your notes.

Introduction to PowerPoint 2013

In this lecture I go wild and show you the entire production process using PowerPoint to animate my production logo and in the process produce the very video you find at the front of each lecture in this course.

Using PowerPoint to Animate Production Logos

In this lecture we focus on PowerPoint as we show how to animate the course image to produce what I refer to as the course logo. I typically speak over the course logo as I will speak over this course logo during this course. Confused? Don't be, it will all become clear by the end of the lecture.

Using PowerPoint to Animate Course Logos

In this lecture, we show how to use simple animation to snaz up a standard PowerPoint slide presentation. Also discussed is controlling the presentation via on click and with previous configurations.

Using PowerPoint to Animate Lecture Slides

Simple PowerPoint 2013 (and 2016) Slides and Animation Section Project

Summary of Simple PowerPoint 2013 (and 2016) Slides and Animation
Advanced PowerPoint 2016 (and 2013) Slides and Animation (2017 Extension)
15 Lectures 01:17:26
Introduction to Advanced PowerPoint 2016 (and 2013) Slides and Animation

Differences Between PowerPoint 2013 and 2016

Selecting, Configuring and Changing a Theme

Using PowerPoint Slide Types

Standard Slide Contents

Taking Advantage of PowerPoint Design Ideas

Static or Animated Slides

Adding and Configuring Text in PowerPoint

Adding Free Fonts to Windows

Adding and Configuring Shapes and Images in PowerPoint

Moving, Spinning, Growing and Shrinking Objects

Text Animation with PowerPoint

Image and Shape Animation with PowerPoint

Advanced PowerPoint 2016 (and 2013) Slides and Animation Section Project

Summary of Advanced PowerPoint 2016 (and 2013) Slides and Animation
Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editor
14 Lectures 01:06:06
Introduction to the Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editor

In this lecture we take a look at the Camtasia Video Editor screen in order to familiarize ourselves with every region of the tool interface.

Tour of the Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editor Screen

In this lecture we look at how to load various media into the clip bin and from their move them to the timeline to be viewed and edited.

Importing Media to the Clip Bin

In this lecture we show how to use the timeline to review a recording and to make simple edits. We review selection, delete, copy, & paste operations before looking at stacking tracks.

Timeline Play and Editing Features

In this lecture we look into editing multiple tracks by performing the common function of prepending a recording with the course and production logos.

Working with Multiple Tracks

In this lecture we look at setting the audio for a lecture as well as replacing audio with silence to remove such things a throat clears in the recording.


In this lecture we view different options for emphasizing the cursor and its actions as well as the use of the Zoom and Pan tool to zoom in on important areas of the screen.

The Cursor and Zoom

In this lecture we look at using callouts to add graphical and text annotations to the video screen. We show four callouts including a text box, and cross out animation, a blur, and a yellow highlight.

Using Callouts

In this lecture we look at using the free music and video callouts provided within Camtasia in the Library tab. We show how to use a fancy title and some music to create a nice course logo.

Camtasia Library Canned Music and Video

In this lecture we see how to produce a video lecture to a wide screen MP4 video file.

Producing a Video

After releasing this course it was not approved by the udemy staff due to "video quality" problems. This prompted research into video quality that uncovered interesting observations. Please watch "Lecture 40: Day 3: Status Update" for the latest information on Camtasia video quality.

An Aside on Video Quality

In this lecture we put everything together, PowerPoint and the Camtasia Video Recorder and the Video Editor, to show you how to prepare, record, edit, and produce a lecture.

The Whole Enchilada

Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editor Section Summary

Summary of the Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editor
Camtasia 9 Video Editor (2017 Extension)
9 Lectures 41:27
Introduction to the Camtasia 9 Video Editor

Tour of the Camtasia 9 Video Editor Screen

Importing Media to the Clip Bin

Timeline Play and Editing Features

Working with Multiple Tracks

Adding Audio

Adding Annotations

Camtasia 9 Video Editor Section Project

Summary of the Camtasia 9 Video Editor
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About the Instructor
Brian Jackson
4.5 Average rating
2,790 Reviews
55,885 Students
32 Courses
Author/Publisher 32 Courses, 2760+ Reviews, 55,400+ Students

Born in Los Angeles, California, in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My latest endeavor, begun in July of 2014, is to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal is to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. As time permits, I plan to expand my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my lovely wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.