We have previously evaluated two popular content authoring tools: Adobe Captivate versions 2 and 3, and TechSmith Camtasia Studio 4. Since that time, TechSmith has released a new version: Camtasia Studio 6. We recently investigated what this new version offers.
With Camtasia Studio 4, the completion status of an SCO was only recorded if the content contained a quiz or survey. If the content did not contain a quiz or survey, the student’s status was reported to the LMS as incomplete or unknown. As a workaround, we suggested content providers include a survey question at the end of their Camtasia videos asking, for example, whether the lesson was relevant or effective.
With Camtasia Studio 6, that problem has been resolved. Flash videos with or without an embedded quiz or survey correctly report their completion status back to the LMS. This means that content providers can use a variety of other formats to deliver their training, while still being able to track completion. These new formats include WMV, MOV, AVI, RM, CAMV, and animated GIF.