Tablet PC and Camtasia
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, DVD±RW, 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
Contacts: Angelina Bela, Jeff Mikoz;
Camtasia Studio 4
Windows Journal 1.7
Comes with all Tablet PC’s 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.
Freeware! May be used to record and produce audio files through the computer. Files may be exported in WAV, MP3, and Ogg Vorbis formats.
Other Common Software Used With Tablet PC’s
PowerPoint: Camtasia Studio integrates well with PowerPoint.
Tegrity: Another form of screen recording hardware/software in which video is sent to a dedicated server where it is rendered and made available in a variety of formats. My understanding is that this is quite expensive, perhaps $20,000 per unit.
Microsoft OneNote: A more robust digital notebook than Windows Journal. Ships with some tablet PC’s, integrated part of Microsoft Office 2007, Retails separately for $79-99.
Student assessment survey results