Camtasia and Snagit

Camtasia and Snagit both allow you to capture what you see on your computer screen. Camtasia is a screen recorder and video editor, whilst Snagit lets you take screenshots, edit images, and make lightweight screen recordings.

You can use Camtasia to:

  • Pre-record your lectures
  • 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

You can use Snagit to:

  • Capture image, video or GIF assets to supplement teaching materials.
  • Create ad hoc presentations, visual instructions and guides.
  • Communicate quickly and easily by annotating visual media.


If you want to share videos created using Camtasia or Snagit via Blackboard, they should be uploaded to Re/Play. If you wish to upload any of Camtasia’s interactive content, please contact for advice. 

Getting started

Camtasia and Snagit are automatically available to Pathways 1 and 3 teaching staff. If you would like to use this software in your teaching but are not Pathway 1 or 3, contact IT Services to enquire about cost for a licence.

Installing Camtasia and Snagit

  • 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.
  • Camtasia can be used on personal devices by staff who are Pathways 1 and 3. Please contact IT Services to request access. 


We can advise on whether Camtasia or Snagit 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.