Here are some helpful tools you can use to help you build high-quality online courses. The College of Engineering provides free access to some of these tools, such as the Self-Service Portal and Camtasia. Others may require an additional fee, like Examity.
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Camtasia is an all-in-one screen recorder and video editor. You can record your screen, add video effects and transitions, and more. Camtasia makes it simple to record and create professional-looking videos on Windows and Mac.
You can install Camtasia using Engineering’s Self-Service Portal on college-owned devices. Camtasia and SnagIt (screen capture software) are also currently available for $25 at Texas A&M’s Software Center.
We’ve written a couple of Camtasia tutorials:
The Self-Service portal allows you to install pre-approved software packages without needing to contact Engineering IT.
Note: The Self-Service Portal is only available on college-owned devices.
- Windows Self-Service Portal (1.5 min.)
- Mac Self-Service Portal (1 min.)
Faculty, staff, and students can check their connection to Texas A&M campus via the SpeedTest website (see tutorial below).
Follow this tutorial to see your ping rate, download speed, and upload speed with Texas A&M Engineering’s server.
This tutorial walks you through how to start the system in a Zachry learning studio and some of the basic settings. This should not replace the Zachry Faculty training.
For the Built-in Computer:
Examity is the leading remote proctoring service worldwide. Their end-to-end solution includes authentication, live monitoring, recording, and auditing. Test-takers enjoy a seamless experience anytime, anywhere with lots of flexibility.
Note: **Your department is responsible for the cost associated with this service unless the course is part of an official graduate distance learning program.**
Examity tutorials we’ve developed:
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