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Software Applications

This is a guide summarising current convenient and recommended software applications available for use by library staff.


Product name Adobe Captivate
Producer Adobe
Cost The University no longer supplies new licences.
Function Enables creation of elearning objects and Screencasts
Web site
  • Screencapture capabilities
  • Creation of  elearning content (including quizzes and software simulations)
  • A selection of slide templates
  • Sophisticated options
  • Powerpoint to swf and html5 conversion
  • Separate mix of audio and video track.


Product name Camtasia
Producer Techsmith
Cost $390 USD (estimate)
Function Camtasia captures screen audio and video, and a full featured multimedia authoring tool
Web site
  • Screen recording
  • The ability to capture segments of the screen or whole screen
  • Captions
  • Separate editing of Audio and video
  • Ability to insert video clips
  • A timeline interface
  • Easy to use functionality
  • Post production effects
  • The ability to save in various file types.


Product name Screen Cast O Matic
Producer Screen Cast O Matic
Cost $15 pa.
Function Screen recorder
Web site
  • Screen recording
  • Some audio and video mixing ability
  • Editing tools
  • The ability to save as various file types
  • Simple usability
  • Simultaneous recording of talking head and screencast