About Cait Ryan

Cait is the Snagit Product Manager at TechSmith. She loves musicals, Vibram FiveFingers, and trying to scare her office mates by talking like a chipmunk. She also loves writing, but has a strong hatred for pencils.

Screenchump to Screenchamp Review 4: Focus Viewers’ Attention

One of the challenges of creating video is that it’s hard to judge your own work. You make something, fall in love with it, and then changing it becomes difficult at best. In order to help everyone make better videos, we set out on this idea: what if we loaned our expertise and reviewed our customers' videos in the same way we would review our own videos and gave them some screencasting tips? So that’s exactly what we’ve done… We asked all of you to send us videos that you want help on. Continue reading

Camtasia for Mac: Add Captions

Adding captions to your Camtasia for Mac videos is a great way to expand your potential audience and increase your videos' impact. A little extra work up front makes your content accessible to the wide range of viewers who depend on captions: including those with hearing impairments, non-native English speakers, and even those who aren't able to play external audio. In the short tutorial below, you'll learn the most efficient way to add captions to your Camtasia for Mac videos. Check it out, and Continue reading

Maximize Your Workspace in the Snagit 11 Editor

Screen space can be at a premium when you’re working in the Snagit 11 Editor, especially if you’re working on a laptop or editing a large image. Fortunately, Snagit allows you to customize the Editor to give you the best combination of editing space and easy access to the tools you need. While you may be familiar with hiding the Search Pane and resizing the Open Captures Tray, the final pieces to the workspace puzzle are the Ribbon Tabs and the Quick Access Toolbar. The Ribbon allows you to Continue reading

Camtasia Studio 8: Create an Interactive Table of Contents (and Save Time Editing) with Markers

Would you like to make it easier for your viewers to navigate through your videos? Or, would you just like help speeding up the editing process? If so, then markers are a great tool to add to your repertoire. In the following video, you’ll learn how to: Find and open the marker view (0:30) Differentiate between the two types of markers. (0:52) Add markers to your project. (1:40) Quickly pinpoint a section to delete. (2:00) Add markers while recording. (2:35) Use markers to set Continue reading

Consistently Brand Your Snagit (Mac) Captures with Custom Styles

Do you use Snagit on Mac every day at work? Would you like to make it easier to represent your organization's brand in the captures you already create? One of the keys to building a brand is repetition and consistency in the way your company presents itself to the public over time. Snagit can help you consistently represent your brand in all of the image captures you and your colleagues create. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to style your Snagit tools to reflect your brand, save those styles Continue reading

Happy Holidays from Your Friends in User Assistance

As we continue through the holiday season, we here in User Assistance (the friendly folks who bring you the Tips & How To's Blog Posts) wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for another wonderful year. And so, here is our holiday card to you: a collection of our favorite holiday memories from over the years. We hope you enjoy! Can't see the above video? Watch it on Screencast.com. Happy Holidays, Your Friends in User Assistance Continue reading

Receiving Video Quiz Results in Moodle

Do you use both Camtasia Studio and Moodle in your classroom? Want to make it easier to record the results of your Camtasia Studio quizzes in your Moodle gradebook? If you answered yes, read on to learn more! With the correct production settings, you can use SCORM to report the results from your Camtasia Studio quizzes directly into Moodle. (No idea what SCORM is? Check out Moodle's SCORM FAQ.) In this quick tutorial, you'll learn: How to produce your Camtasia Studio videos with the correct Continue reading