Why Flipping Appeals to My Students

Guest post by Jennifer Uhl, Madeline Montgomery, and Ashlie Smith from Cranbrook Schools, MI Ashlie Smith teaches 8th grade science. She’s just completed her first year flipping this course and shares with us why she feels the flipped classroom model appeals to her students. Ashlie’s mode of flipping her class includes videos sent as homework. She creates 7-10 minute videos on each lesson and posts them to her classroom YouTube channel. Students then watch the videos at home and come into Continue reading

Smart Player Resources for Camtasia Studio 8 Users

A few weeks ago, I spoke with a customer who was trying to use interactive hotspots in her video. She originally reached out to me after she produced her video and discovered her hotspots weren't functioning. As I started to troubleshoot with her, I began to realize that her difficulties had less to do with hotspots and more to do with the TechSmith Smart Player. Her hotspot set-up was fine. She just didn't have a clear understanding of how to get the files she needed for the Smart Player up and Continue reading

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

Guest post by Michael F. Ruffini, Ed.D. Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Their many instructional applications include step-by-step process, demonstrations, tutorials, and presentations. Students can watch a screencast video at their convenience, pausing and reviewing as often as needed.1 Screencasts can be designed to let students personalize their learning and highlight important information as they proceed at 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