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Panopto vs. Collaborate vs. Camtasia

Many instructional tools enable you to record videos and deliver content in the classroom. Each tool is different in several ways. The tool you choose may depend on what kind of activity you want to record, how much editing you want to do, and how you want to deliver that recording. A detailed comparison is provided below.

Panopto

Blackboard Collaborate

Camtasia Studio

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Panopto is a lecture capture
program. It is ideal for creating pre-recorded lectures that students can view at their own time. Click the "Play" button above to view a sample Panopto recording.

Collaborate is a virtual class meeting program. It is ideal for live online lectures where class interaction is required. Instructor and students can communicate through audio, video or text. Click the "Play" button above to view a sample Collaborate recording.

Camtasia is a screen recording program. It is ideal for creating how-to videos for students (i.e., uploading assignments, posting in discussions, finding scholarly articles). Click the "Play" button above to view a sample Camtasia recording.

Which Tool is Right for You?

Which tool is right for you?

Help and Training

To find out more information or how to get training, click the tool below. The page for Camtasia Studio is not yet available and will be provided soon.

Panopto

Blackboard Collaborate

Camtasia Studio

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