Video Creation Made Easy with TechSmith Relay

We've been spending a lot of time in schools, watching how real educators and students use (or want to use) video. The reality is that even simple content creation is not as easy as you might think. Our new TechSmith Relay offering gives schools an "easy button" for video: from capture to sharing to assessment to analytics. But don't just take our word for it. This video walks you through a real-life content creation example from end to end. The process itself is only a a few minutes in length, Continue reading

Learn How to Make Great-Looking Email Responses

Walter Pelowski is what you would call an email power user. Sure, we all go through our inbox and GTD (get things done), but Walter takes it to an entirely different level. His emails are legendary. For example, when you ask Walter for directions he doesn’t just send you a hyperlink to Google Maps. No, he sends you a perfectly formatted, detailed step-by-step that includes landmarks and building directions. To be on the receiving end of a Walter email is to understand that you are doing Continue reading

Wonderful Ways To Celebrate Poetry In April and Throughout The Year!

Guest post written by Shannon McClintock Miller This last week the children and educators within my school community at Van Meter have been enjoying a week of spring break. It was a nice time to reflect on the last several months, to be inspired with new ideas, and to think about the last few months of the school year. As I sat outside in the warm Florida sun one day, I made a few notes on literacy events coming up and am so happy to think about the fun we will be having celebrating Poetry Continue reading

Video Tutorials Win (again!): The Unbounce Solution

Written by guest author Gary Allen of Unbounce. At Unbounce, our customers are absolutely critical to our success. As a result, we’re always on the lookout for ways to create better customer experiences. When we asked new customers about what they were looking for, they overwhelmingly responded that video tutorials were the place to start. The Problem When I first started at Unbounce, we had a healthy Knowledge Base filled with mostly text-based support articles, but people were primarily Continue reading

From flat to phat: New Camtasia feature drops the needle on screencasts

TechSmith has never been an organization to shy away from innovation and being on the cutting edge. Sometimes this is a blessing, because it gives our customers access to amazing tools, features and opportunities. Other times, we’re just too early to market and we’ve solved problems that haven’t been recognized as problems yet. At the end of the day, we keep pushing forward, because we want to make amazing products that help you communicate and educate in better ways, especially visually. With Continue reading

Video Stickers: How to Attach Help Videos to Physical Objects

The basic idea: "attach" how-to videos to physical objects around your workplace or school, with the help of QR codes. It's a quicker, easier way for people to get help when and where they need it. Do you remember being a new hire or new student...when everything and everyone was new? So much information to take in! Even long-time employees may wonder for years how the espresso machine works but never ask anyone to show them. It's one thing to put tutorials on your intranet or in a printed guide...but Continue reading

A Tale of Two Experiments (Updates on Ask3 & ScreenChomp)

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." Since it is still National Reading month, I cannot think of a more fitting start to this blog post than those famous words of Charles Dickens. I’ll be honest what I'm going to share today is probably not going to be “best of time” type news for most of you. Granted, I hope that in the end you will not be feeling it is the “worst of times” either. Now back to the story… A little over a year and half ago in October of 2012 TechSmith Continue reading