How to activate Camtasia

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Powerful, yet easy-to-use, Camtasia helps you create professional videos without having to be a video pro. Easily record your on-screen activity or import HD camera video, customize and edit content and share your videos with viewers on nearly any device.

The university has a site license for Camtasia that allows it to be installed on any university-owned computer when used for teaching or non-commercial purposes. In addition, student, faculty and staff home use on personal equipment is included at no additional cost.

Download Camtasia for university and personally-owned computers

The software key is located on the same page as the download link. If you did not stay on the page, you can access it again through the link above.

Camtasia Information


Installing & Activating Camtasia with the provided software key

1. Download Camtasia from the link above, then run the installer.

2. Select your preferred language and click Okay


Select Language

3. Check to accept the license terms and select Install.

accept license and install

4. When installation is complete, select Finish.

5. The launch window will appear. Select New Project to trigger license prompt.

Launch window

6. Select Enter Software Key to activate.

Select Enter License Key

7. Copy the software key from the download page and paste in the box. Select Unlock to license.

enter license code

8, Select Open TechSmith Camtasia to launch the software and confirm activation.

open software

You might see another screen asking about what type of videos you plan on creating. You can answer this or skip it.


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