No matter which software application you choose, we suggest starting with a free trial to make sure it meets your needs. If you’re not sure what types of lectures you’ll be making, try mapping out your course goals and outline first. Planning your content will give you a clearer picture of how you want to teach your course, and which tools you'll need in a software program to achieve your plan.
Recommendations for editing software and programs
Below are our recommendations for screen editing software and editing programs to use, but feel free to think outside the box!
PC or Mac
- Camtasia Studio ($299): This tool provides easy zoom and pan features, and is our most popular tool with instructors (click here to apply for a 50% promo code).
- Debut Video Capture (Free or $29)
- Screenr (Free or Premium)
- Jing (Free)
Screenflow ($99): This tool is only popular with more seasoned instructors.
- Camtasia for Mac ($99): This tool provides easy zoom and pan features, and is our most popular tool with instructors (click here to apply for a 50% promo code).
- iShowU ($20-69)
- Quicktime (Free)
- CamStudio (free): This is an open source editing tool that includes Webcam integration.
- Front Cam ($30)
Microsoft Expression (Free)