Tablet PC and Camtasia

Andy Aspaas
Chemistry Instructor, Cambridge Campus, Anoka-Ramsey Community College

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;

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.

Windows Journal 1.7
Comes with all Tablet PCs running Windows software. Free.

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.

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. To produce MP3 files, the LAME MP3 encoder must be downloaded separately from

Other Common Software Used With Tablet PCs

Example Lectures

Student assessment survey results