Tablet PC and Camtasia

Andy Aspaas
Chemistry Instructor, Cambridge Campus, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
andrew.aspaas@anokaramsey.edu

This page will serve as a repository for the information I create and collect regarding the use of the Tablet PC to record lecture handwriting, audio, and video.

Hardware and Software Used in the Presentation:

Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC
2 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Intel Centrino Duo T2400 processor @ 1.83 GHz, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g, DVDRW, thumbprint reader, 12.1" TFT 1024 x 768 ( XGA ), Win XP Tablet PC 2005 OS, comes with Windows Journal and Sticky Notes. Cost, including maintenance contract and a few extras, was somewhere around $2500 per unit.

Toshiba Direct Government & Education Sales Phone: 888.625.3276 Fax: 480.467.6413
Contacts: Angelina Bela, Jeff Mikoz;
http://www.toshibadirect.com

Camtasia Studio 4
Used to produce screen recordings that may be rendered in the following formats: Adobe Flash (SWF/FLV), Windows Media streaming video (WMV), QuickTime movie (MOV), AVI video, iPod/iTunes video format, MP3 audio only, RealMedia streaming media (RM), Camtasia for RealPlayer streaming media (CAMV), GIF animation files. Education Pricing is $179.00. Fully Functional Free 30-day trial. http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp

Windows Journal 1.7
Comes with all Tablet PCs running Windows software. Free.
http://www.windowsvistauserguide.com/windows_journal.htm

PDF Creator 0.9.2
Freeware! Used to create PDF versions of lecture notes. Anything that can be sent to a printer may be printed to PDF format using PDF Creator freeware.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator

Audacity 1.2.6
Freeware! May be used to record and produce audio files through the computer. Files may be exported in WAV, MP3, and Ogg Vorbis formats.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net. To produce MP3 files, the LAME MP3 encoder must be downloaded separately from http://lame.buanzo.com.ar.

Other Common Software Used With Tablet PCs

Example Lectures

Student assessment survey results

Tutorials

Presentations

Links