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Camtasia Studio 8 for Instructors 4: Create a Skillshare Class

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

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9 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:43
    • 2. Outlining Your Class

      5:05
    • 3. Sample Simple Screencast

      0:20
    • 4. Creating the Sample Simple Screencast

      9:53
    • 5. Sample PowerPoint Presentation

      0:33
    • 6. Creating the Sample PowerPoint Presentation

      10:09
    • 7. Sample Webcam Presentation

      0:29
    • 8. Recording the Sample Webcam Presentation

      4:39
    • 9. Camtasia Studio 8 for Instructors 4: Create a Skillshare Class

      1:23

About This Class

Chapter IV: Camtasia Studio 8 for Instructors 4: Create a Skillshare Class

In this installment of my Camtasia Studio 8 for Instructors series we find ourselves actually recording a SkillShare class. Which class? Why this class of course. After a brief overview of outlining a class we just directly into alternating sample lessons followed by how they were created.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to become an online instructor from someone with plenty of experience.

I'll see you in the classroom,

---Brian

Transcripts

1. Introduction: Chapter four Camped Asia Studio eight for instructors for create a skill share course in this installment of My Can Tasia Studio eight for Instructor series Way Find ourselves actually recording a skill share class. Which class? Why this class? Of course. After a brief overview of outlined in Class, we jumped directly into alternating sample lessons, followed by how they were created. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to become an online instructor from someone with plenty of experience. I'll see you in the classroom. This has been Brian. 2. Outlining Your Class: Hello, everyone. And welcome to the class in this lesson. We're going to begin working on the very class that you're watching. That's right. You're actually watching me creating this class now. The first thing I'm gonna do is I'm going to outline the class to get an idea of what I'm working on and the flow of the class. Also the length of it And how long lectures lessons need to be and so on. And I know what you're thinking. This guy makes incredible classes. What incredible tool is he going to show me? Here it is. My text editor on Windows is called E Max. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. It was an old coding editor that I used to use when I developed See programs at Cisco Systems, and it's stuck with me. So I'm stuck with this text editor. You could use note pad whatever you want. You could use word if that's what you feel comfortable about. And this is kind of my brain as faras what I'm doing on skill share now notice it has a list of glasses and then a little x mark here and the X mark marks off the classes that I have completed. Now one of the groups of classes is Camped Asia eight, Studio eight for instructors, and I've already recorded the 1st 3 classes. Then I needed decide what the last class should be now. First of all, you should always record in a Siri's because it's easier to get people to take all the classes in the Siri's if you do that. So I put the Siri's name camped Asia Studio eight Front instructors and this is lesson number four, and I'm gonna call it, create a skill share class. So that's the name that I've chosen for this particular project. Now the next thing that I would do is let me use Windows Explorer to show you how to do this. I would go to my skill share directory, which is where I have a separate directory for every class and what I do. Look at all these directories. I give it the name of the Siri's, the number ah, hyphen and then the name of the class or unidentified air of what the classes about. Now I've already created a directory because I need somewhere to store this video that I'm recording right now called Skill Share. But the next thing that I would do is I would create this directory, and I can do this very easily in Windows Explorer Now. Once I have that created, I'll go back here to my editor. Actually, I'll create it my iMac's editor and then I'll go and I'll edit Ah, file called outline dot txt in that directory. There we go. So I've just created the outline using a simple text editor for my class. Now I'll go back and get the title air. I selected it and, ah, paste it here as the top. Now I've got to start brainstorming class ideas of the first thing that I know I'm gonna have to have is an introduction and an end. Some final thoughts. So let's put that in here. There we go. So we know we have two lessons we need to consider and what else do we want to do? Well, I decided that I wanted to start this whole Siri's with outlining. So how to outline a class And then when I was also thinking that I would do is alternating pairs of watch. The particular technique for the video. And then how did I do that and just keep alternating? And in fact, if I open tempt, I'd txt I can see that I've already outlined this course. So let's go ahead and copy the outline and review what I've decided to place in the scores . There we go. So I've decided that we're going to do outlining your glasses the 1st 1 and then just thes alternates. And then down at the end, I'm gonna talk about creating a class introduction and maybe final thoughts. I'll just talk about different techniques for doing that. So it's got to be quick, and each lesson has to be short. I usually try to have, oh, say 7 to 9 lessons here in this one. I've got no let's count him. 12. That's a lot. So each lesson has to be short. I like to keep my classes to about 30 minutes. That's the length of people's attention span. So if I have 12 lessons that I've got to get into 32 30 minutes are getting it close. We're talking maybe short of three minutes, pearlescent. So I better conclude this and next you're going to see the actual simple screen cast lesson followed by how that was created 3. Sample Simple Screencast: Now, during this screen cast, I can go ahead and bring up any utilities that I want and show people things and so on. So that's the way that you basically do a screen cast. When I'm ready. I hit F 10 to end the screen cast, and I think I'm ready. It's all hit F 10 now. 4. Creating the Sample Simple Screencast: Welcome back. This lesson begins with me contemplating my outline for the class I'm recording now. I just got done finishing, recording, outlining your class, and I edited it and uploaded it to skill share. And you didn't get to see that one because it's an actual real lesson for this class. This one isn't a real lesson. And what we're gonna do is a simple screen cast lesson. This is the simplest kind of lesson to dio because, unlike Power point presentations, you've got to spend a lot of time putting together the slides and stuff and animating them and getting the transitions correct and stuff like that. So it takes much longer to do power point based classes than it does screen caste based. So if you have the option and you really want to crank out classes really quick just to screen casts and I'm gonna show you how to do a screen cast now I'm actually gonna show you via a power point simulation because I can't record the camp Tasia recorder. So here goes Here I am on my facsimile of a desktop and I come down and I click on the recorders that I can check things that are going on in it. That's the white see down there and up comes the recorder. It's in the lower right hand corner of my screen, and the first thing that I always do is I make sure that my audio is on. And then I click this little down arrow to see how it's configured. I want my Yeti stereo microphone to be selected, so I make sure that that's selected. And then I speak and make sure that this bar, which is a simulated bar so it's not actually moving, records my voice. Now, once that's happening, I go ahead and I click on record. And then the countdown begins. Hit F tend to stop recording three to one, and here I am doing my screen cast. Now, during this screen cast, I can go ahead and bring up any utilities that I want and show people things and so on. So that's the way that you basically do a screen cast. When I'm ready, I hit F 10 to end the screen cast, and I think I'm ready. It's all hit F 10 now, as a result of hitting, have 10 you're thrown into a screen that actually plays back the video that you just recorded. Now, when you're ready to edit it, which should be immediately you click on save and edit and you're asked where to save it. I would save this into my camp. Tasia. What is it, Cam Tasia four Skill Share directory along with the rest of my files. And once that happens, you're thrown into the video editor. Here I am in the camp Tasia editor editing What I just recorded. Okay, now this is a routine that I typically go through right up front. I zoom in a little bit and then I grab just under five seconds of audio. I go to the audio, make sure that my track is selected and I go to advanced and I say manual noise training. This gets rid of some of the computer noise and stuff that I have in the room, and I just think it's a good idea to clean up your audio now. The next thing I do is I noticed that I've got a big hunk in Gap year, so let's go ahead and will cut that out. Then I'll go ahead and notice that. I've got a little bit of lisping here going into the dialogue, so I'll take that out. OK, so now we've got a little intro here. Silence. Going into my dialogue, I find that I I usually have to jack the volume a little. These spikes aren't very high, so let's go up twice. And then I go to Mawr cursor effects. And since this is a screen cast, I want the cursor to be seen and I want rings on left and right clicks. I then go to file Save Project as and I would call this I would call this Camp Tasia four skill share, which is the name of my directory, so that I can keep everything together and then give it a name of screen cast for this particular lesson. So let's go ahead and save that. There we go. So now we're nice and saved. Let's move the head the very beginning and start listening to what? Oh, okay, now the next thing. Actually, the next thing I notice is that there's a lot of me talking to you. I want to edit this down to just the screen cast. I want to zoom back out and see if I can find the part, which is the actual screen cast. So let's go, Go, go, go, go! There we go. No, that's not it. That's that's me simulating the countdown. And here is finally where the screen cast begins, so I would delete everything up front. There we go. Here's our screen. Cassin. Let's go ahead and play it Now During this screen cast, I can go ahead and bring up any utilities that I want and show people things and so on. So that's the way that you basically do a screen cast. When I'm ready. I hit F 10 to end the screen cast, and I think I'm ready. It's all hit F 10 now. Wow, there were no air. Isn't that for me to edit out? I wanted to demonstrate how to do that, but there were none and there were no major gaps. So I talk about hitting F 10 so from here to the end clips we gotta zoom back out again from year to the end of the presentation is not part of the screen cast, so let's select all of that and we'll get rid of it And there we go. This is my edited screen cast lecture that I'm going to that you saw in the previous lecture. Now let's actually get a little bit. We don't want this screen to be there. We went wanted to start with that, so we'll cut off a little bit up front and then I will go file Save project as now this is going to be Let's go it lesson. Okay, so this is the actual lesson that we're saving. And now I go ahead and I say, Let's ah, produce and share. So I'm going to produce a custom. I don't need the HTML rapper. It's ends Camped Asia, for that's called lesson. That's perfect. Let's go ahead and we will generate this. It's a pretty short screen cast, so I won't have to wait long, but I'll cut out the middle and it concludes, and it throws you back into the editor. Now, the final thing that I do is I file save, and then to make sure that I'm clear from my next recording, I just go ahead and I kill the Camp Tasia, video editor. Now the next step is that we come here to our browser, and we go to the course that we're recording. And actually, we haven't made a course yet, so this is fairly simple. Let me show you how to do this. You can come down here to the bottom and you say, post a new class and it gives you a default class. I go to class info and I select the class title, which is untitled class. I get rid of that, go over to my editor, a copy, the title of my class. Come here. And I pasted just plain text. There we go. And then I say of a draft. Now we've named our class. Now we have to put in a class description and projects here. We'll do that later, but let's go over to video lessons. Now. What I do is I say, upload videos and I go to Camp Tasia four skill share. And here is the lesson. So I'm gonna go ahead and I'm gonna upload that. You know why we're here. Let's go ahead and upload the outline. 12 Now notice. There's a little pencil here. You can rename this. It just use is kind of the name of the file to build a file name. So I'm going to come over to my outline once again. And this is, Ah, the simple screen cast lesson. I select the simple screen cast less, and I go here and I select it all. And I paste simple screen cast lesson press return. Now this one that's going to be a little slower is on outlining. I go over here, let's get my name outlining in your class. Let's go ahead and pace that press return and outlining your class comes before a simple screen cast lesson. So with this, we have recorded a simple screen Cats lesson and added it to this course. Now I'm gonna go back and edit up the creating a simple screen cast lesson and upload that and upload that, which is the next thing that you're going to see 5. Sample PowerPoint Presentation: Hello. In this lesson, we're going to cover how to record a power point presentation or basically the steps in recording a Power Point presentation. There are four steps to recording. They are prepared the Power Point presentation, record the presentation, edit the recording and upload the recording, too, and upload the recording to your teaching site. That's about it, so I'll see you in the next lesson. 6. Creating the Sample PowerPoint Presentation: Hello, everyone In this lesson, we're going to record me recording a power point presentation. It's the power point presentation that you just saw. Well, now I'm gonna show you how I made it. So we ought we begin all power point presentations by starting a power point. And then what I've got to do is I've got to pick a theme for this particular power point presentation. Let me see. I've been using quotable for everything. So let's go ahead and will continue to use quotable, which I've been using for this this whole Siri's actually. So the first thing it does is it comes up with the title screen, and what I want to do is a power point presentation on how to record a power point, presentation the steps and recording a power point presentation. So let's go ahead and give the main title. There we go remembering to capitalize all the major words and here, you know, would be nice of Power point presentation. We're together. So I'm gonna go ahead and hit a return. And they're now I give the thing a subtitle which is going to be the steps and notice here . I don't use upper case except on the first word and on the name of the program Power Point . Now when I'm going to do is I'm gonna insert my one and only slide. Well, actually, there will be three. But my one and only informational slide here using a title and content the most popular slide type. And here I'm going to say steps. Okay, We'll just say four steps to recording, and here I get to click in this area and record my steps. Now I'm gonna make it. Let me see, prepare the presentation, cord the presentation, edit the presentation and upload the presentation. There we go. So we have four steps now to things that I noticed in here is this These are steps that go in order so rather than bullets and ought to be numbers. So let's go ahead and select this and go to home. And here we get to select the list type. I'm going to go from a bulleted list to a numbered list. The other is that this is rather small, considering the size of the screen and how wide it is. So let's take this in Jack. The final. Now this need is your roll over it. You get this preview what it's gonna look like at that particular slot size. So let's go all the way up to 44 now. Actually, I decided I'm gonna have a final slide on this, and this is gonna be a the end slide. So let's insert a blank slide and then I will insert a text box saying the end and then I'll take this and I'll make it very big. 96 is big enough. Why don't we make it bold to Whoa, There we go. That is the end and will center it there. Now that's our basic presentation. And the next thing that I always look at is slide transitions, so there probably are none. I don't need one to the first slide that's gonna be on the screen when I start. Then we go to the 2nd 1 and I go to transitions and you could see it says there's none. I like a fade which looks like this fade from one slide to the other. And here I like another fade to the last slide. Okay, now, the next thing that I do is I look at animation, so this whole list will come up right away automatically. I might want it to come up an item at a time as I'm talking about them. In fact, I do. So I'm gonna say animation. I'm gonna click on the first item and watch what it does. I'm gonna do a float in, but it floats everything in one at a time. Nice. And you could see it actually created four different animations because it knows this is a list. And then I want to float in one at a time, which is exactly what I wanted. Now we'll go to the last slide where I will make this a own Let's make it like a grow and turn something exciting. There we go. Now I'll typically go to the beginning of the presentation, do a show slide show from beginning, and I'll test out the transitions. Okay, this is good. And then finally the end comes up. Now I'd really like that to come up as the slide changes. So let's go and hit the end. And the reason that this is not coming up immediately is that you'll notice the animation is a one on click we want it to be zero with previous. That means it is goingto be displayed as the slide is displayed there. Now, what I should do is I should come up and say file save as now I'm gonna put this in my camp . Tasia four directory out of record. A presentation is a good name. There we go and it's in the right directory. So let's go ahead and say that and we're already to record this presentation. That's really simple to Dio. All we do is start the recorder. Let's let's go bring this down for now And then I'm going to go start the recorder, okay? And here's the recorder. Now I always go down and check. Yeah, the yeti is selected. That's good. And I see whether my voice is being recorded here and let's say that it is. So I go ahead and I say record and I start getting the countdown, so I'm gonna hit f tend to stop it. And here it goes down and we're recording now. What I want to be recording is my power point presentation. So let's go down and we'll bring that up. Remember, we're recording this whole time and I'll do slide show from beginning. Hello. In this lesson, we're going to cover how to record a power point presentation or basically the steps in recording a Power Point presentation. There are four steps to recording. They are prepared the Power point presentation, record the presentation, edit the recording and upload the recording too. And upload the recording to your teaching site. That's about it. So I'll see you in the next lesson. And we had escaped to get out of that. Bring this down and we hit F 10 in that throws us in where we're watching the video. I say save and I give it a name and save it and I'm thrown into the video editor. Okay, so here we are with throwing into the editor on our video. And once again, the first thing that I like to dio is I like to clean up the audio, so I need to select five seconds. There aren't five seconds of silence here, so let's move over here and grab two seconds is good enough. And then I go toe audio. I make sure the track is selected and I say, advanced training manual noise so that cleans up the noise in the background. I would also cut off anything in the front that's annoying that any extra space, but there isn't any. Then I would take this recording and I would say Volume up twice now. Pretend I did that because I've already done that. I don't want to go into super volume. And then I would finally say file, save project as and put in the name of the project that I'm working on and here I have it as presentation, edit, and I would create that file. So now we're ready to start editing. It's the first thing I do is I started playing the presentation. Now what I want to be recording is my power point presentation. So let's go down and we'll bring that up. Remember, we're recording that. All that's right. We have a whole bunch of stuff up front of us starting the Power Point presentation. So let's go to the very beginning drag across here, and here's where the presentation actually seems to begin. So let's cut it about their give it a little bit of lead in space. And now let's listen to it. Hello In this lesson. We're going to cover how to record a power point presentation or basically the steps in recording a Power Point presentation. There are four steps to recording. They are prepared the power point present. You know, this was a remarkably clean presentation. I might remove a little bit of this dead space in here, but it looks like there's a transition going on. So let's just scroll ahead and see if we can find the end of the presentation. There it is. And here we break out, you see more power point stuff and a shutting down the editor and all that. So I would probably want to take it right here and delete all of this at the end. Just go to elite. Now we're gonna go ahead and we're gonna do a file save project so that it's up to date and then we go and we say produce and share now within produce and share in case I went a little bit fast on the last one, we're gonna click the down arrow next to the MP four smart recorder and choose custom production settings instead. The next screen is nothing. That's just name before which we want. We do not want the HTML rappers, so Owen click that on the next one. Next is we don't want toe a watermark, so don't worry about that. And finally, we're in the wrong directory. So let's go ahead and change to our Camp Tasia for skill where direct skill, shared directory and we're finally ready for production. So I'll go ahead and I'll say, Finish now rather than taking you all the way through uploading this class to skill share. I'm going to save some time, and we're just going to cut it here. That's how to make and edit a Power Point presentation I'll see in the next lesson. 7. Sample Webcam Presentation: and here we are. And I say, you know how to record a power point presentation. We're gonna go over the steps and how to record a power point presentation. And the recording process is basically four steps right. You prepare the power point presentation, you record the presentation, then you edit the presentation and finally you upload the recording to your T training site . So that's pretty much it, and I'll see you in the next lesson. 8. Recording the Sample Webcam Presentation: Hello. In this lesson, I'm going to show you how I would record the very same lesson I just recorded in the last group of lessons on Lee. This time I'm going to have a picture in picture Webcam Picture of me doing it. So let me show you how it would do this. First, I would go to my presentation and make sure that there's room maybe in this corner, the lower right hand corner form a picture of me. And this looks like there's plenty of room here. Fortunately enough, if I go here to the points notice that they have made a hole over here for me as well, the end has also more or less left me an area. Who knows? I may want the picture and picture to disappear at that point, and I could do that in post production. So my presentation looks ready to go. The next thing that I've got to do is when I start Camp Tasia recorder. I need to enable the Webcam. So let's go ahead and will do that. And the first thing that I do is I click on the little arrow. Next, a webcam off. Now this gives me an opportunity to set the webcam and notice that I've got to Webcams. I've got an integrated one in my screen, but I've also got a lodge, a tec h d. This is a really nice webcam, and I always like to have that selected. So I go ahead and make sure that selected. And then what happens is the webcam on Icahn over here is checked on and it's green. That's how he can tell the Webcams working. I can also see a picture of me talking over here. So the webcam is all set up. Let's go ahead and we will start recording. Now, once again, I make sure that my mike is working and someone that that things are working there and then I'm ready to record. And here comes the countdown, and here I am, recording on my webcam. Now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to start the presentation and we're gonna make sure that this little webcam of me stays in the lower right and you'll hear me talk. So let me look down a little and, Well, excuse me. Play the slide show from the beginning, and here we are. And I say you know how to record a power point presentation. We're gonna go over the steps and how to record a power point presentation. And the recording process is basically four steps right. You prepare the Power point presentation, you record the presentation, then you edit the presentation and finally you upload the recording to your T training site . So that's pretty much it. And I'll see you in the next lesson. And at this point, I would shut everything down and I would hit F 10 which throws me into the check it out in the editor screen. I'm going to click on Save and Edit. That's gonna pop up where I want to save it. I select the directory, I say save, and that throws me into the video editor where I say goodbye. Here we are thrown in the camp Tasia video editor, and the main point that I want to make here is let's go ahead and notice these double tracks here. This is the cam quarter, my webcam being recorded and you can see that gets recorded on a separate track from the screen. So I actually have two tracks here, and I can take my little face here. And the area of the screen that we kind of dedicated to this is about this size make things a little bigger here. There we go, and you'll be able to watch me speaking as the presentation and so on goes on. So all of the rest of this is the same. In fact, I would take out this beginning part. Well, okay, I got to take out the part up until here, so I would edit this out. The presentation would look like this. Oh, we got a little bit of overlap, Daren. So I gotta I'm gonna bring the picture of me down a little bit there. And now I'll stay out of the way. Hopefully of yeah, all of the information. So that's the way that you do a webcam. No difference. You just get an additional track, which is the webcam, and you can position and size the screen. So seeing the next lesson where I believe we start talking about introductions and final thoughts 9. Camtasia Studio 8 for Instructors 4: Create a Skillshare Class: I want to thank you for taking my camp. Tasia eight. For instructors, create a skill share class. Now you'll notice that this ending what I thought I'd do is I'd give you a a more dramatic introduction. Which more cells the course of the Star Wars type opening and then the more standard just list what's going on? Final words. So here's what could be the final words. I would have this probably come up one line in a time, and I'd say, Oh, yeah, we did in an introduction video, which was the fancy Star Wars intro. And then we talked about Alan Air Class, and we created a simple screen cast and saw how to do that. A simple Power Point presentation. We even did a wet Webcam presentation, and then now we have thes final thoughts. So that's about all I've got to say. Except that I might be coming out with another class in this Siris on how to make an introduction video, how to make a dramatic introduction video with power point, like the one that is on this course. You might want to go back and take a look at that. I think It's pretty neat, and I want to also remind you that there are other classes in this series. Three proceeded. So go ahead and watch those if you haven't already. And watch out for this new course that I'm thinking about. Other than that, well, I've got to say is goodbye and I'll see you in the next glass.