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Camtasia is an efficient video creation tool that permit you to capture on your screen anything you want, or import camera video, photos, music, and m... Learn More

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Wikispaces Classroom is a social writing space for learning.This incredible application makes the task of communicating and working on writing project... Learn More

Pricing Starting From

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Camtasia

Video Editing

$ 99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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Wikispaces Classroom

Academic Resources

Free Plan

Available Features

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Camtasia

Video Editing

Screen Recording

Mobile Video

Video Customization

Multi-track Timeline

Green Screen Effect

Visual Effects

Animate Content

Interact with Viewers

Quick and Easy Sharing

Quizzing with TechSmith Relay

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Wikispaces Classroom

Academic Resources

Unlimited wikis

Unlimited members

Visual editor

Standard features

Ad-free

SSL security

Custom themes

Custom permissions

Your domain name

WebDav support

5 GB Total Storage

50 MB Per-File Maximum Size

Most Favorable User Review

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Camtasia

Video Editing
User review from
10
Eric Poulin
Oct 28, 2015

I use Camtasia for demo videos, explanatory videos and also for client support. With so many projects being computer-based these days, the ability to actually show what's happening on your screen is so important. Having done computer support over the phone many times, it's often impossible to accurately describe what needs to be done in a way that newbies can understand... but anyone can follow a visual example. When offering support for my web apps, my clients are blown away when they get a personalized video with me reviewing their issue, and they can see how I solve it or hear/see the explanation. I use it almost daily.

Pros :

  • Easy of use.
  • Adding media to the timeline is easy.
  • You can add animations, call-outs, text, transitions... all in a very easy to use manner.
  • Upload integration with YouTube/Vimeo makes publishing super easy. Easy to use green screen, just use the "Remove a color" option in video properties.
  • Decent audio noise cleanup and volume levelling for quiet parts.
  • Built-in library of templates is awesome... it has both built in themes, animations and rights-free audio that can be safely used on YouTube.
  • The ability to record both screen and webcam simultaneously is great.
  • Using green screen, you can overlay your talking head in the bottom corner explaining just like live instruction.

Cons :

  • Lacks layering of chroma keying for green screen (you can only pick 1 color and then adjust variance).
  • Although there are adjustments for the color removal, without the ability to add color removal in layers for different shades... you really need to get the lighting done very well.
  • Also, older versions did not support the proprietary file format MTS (on some older Canon camcorders), but more recent versions do.
  • Sometimes opening projects made in older versions does not correctly "upgrade" the project to the new format, leaving the old project unusable.

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Wikispaces Classroom

Academic Resources
User review from
10
Gabriela Ackert
Dec 15, 2015

Wikispaces Classroom is a great tool to create wiki pages for collaboration and students’ participation. I use it with my students, I created groups and assigned students to different groups for a specific topic to be researched. The privacy setting allows me to manage who is allowed in the group, which is an extra safety step when working with students. In addition, students work on real time so I can see their progress, read their interactions and collaborate to their group discussions too. It is a very user-friendly wiki site, suitable for middle school, high school and educators who are tech savvy. The websites you'll create in Wikispaces are organized with hyperlinks and searchable tags. There is a seven minutes of video tutorials on Wikispaces.com’s help page to guide beginners how to create and to share their wiki pages with an audience. Each wiki page has a name, a tag and it can be edit, add to and add members too. Each page has an edit button that provides a few options such as: to insert pictures, to create links to other pages, and more. Wikispaces classroom allows students to insert avatars, widgets, videos and any other web 2.0 applications or audio files to improve their wiki pages. This is really a great opportunity for teachers to incorporate technology into their repertoire, for students to develop 21st-century skills and to align your curriculum to Common Core Standards related to technology. Please remember to review your Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for the district you work for to ensure proper online safety and behavior.

Pros :

  • Teachers can create an account with their email, so students do not need one.
  • The teacher has full control of students groups and privacy settings.
  • Students learn to create their own wiki web pages, and to demonstrate and publish their work.
  • Encourages collaboration in a safe learning environment.

Cons :

  • Free wikies have ads on sidebar.
  • The teacher has to follow a process to unsubscribe from this adds.

Most Favorable Critic Review

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Camtasia

Video Editing
90
User in Computer Software , G2 Crowd

Tuesday 23 July 2013

What do you like best?Super easy to record a video / demo, and then edit. Solution includes really useful video and audio effects like cropping or zooming if your recording area changes during recording. I use this software to record any/all webinars that we host, as well as to record demos of our product features. We then publish to services like Wistia which allows us to track usage of those videos on our website. What do you dislike?There are some limitations on file types that you can edit or export to. But rarely is that an issue for me

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Wikispaces Classroom

Academic Resources
75
Betsy Corcoran , EdSurge

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Over the past eight years, Wikispaces has become a teacher favorite, a site where educators can set up blogging posts for their students. The company didn't originally see itself as an "education" company.

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Demo Video

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Camtasia Demo Video

Video Editing
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Wikispaces Classroom Demo Video

Academic Resources

Screenshots

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Wikispaces Classroom

Academic Resources
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Typical Customer

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Camtasia

Video Editing
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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Wikispaces Classroom

Academic Resources
  • Business
  • Personal Use

Supported Devices

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Camtasia

Video Editing
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Wikispaces Classroom

Academic Resources

Supported Languages

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Camtasia

Video Editing
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
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Wikispaces Classroom

Academic Resources

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