Images in Quiz Feature

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Is there possibly any plan to have the quizzing feature support images as part of the question or answer? This would be helpful in teaching all areas of STEM.
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kathleen_am

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Posted 5 years ago

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Logan S.

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Hey Kathleen,

We are always keeping an eye on additional features that our users could benefit from. I'll make sure to pass this along!
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Rick Stone

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Hi all

From a personal viewpoint, I would cringe at the thought of the folks at Techsmith making all the effort it would take to make this happen.

I always hate it when products try to become all things to everyone because you end up seeing them go in so many directions that they become unwieldy and buggy and bloated. Camtasia just rocks for what it does. Capturing video stuff from your screen. So simple and intuitive to make edits after you record.

Just yesterday I was facilitating another Adobe Captivate class and the topic of Camtasia came up. Fortunately, for this person, they also had Camtasia licenses at their workplace. So I demonstrated Adobe Captivate's attempt at a "Camtasia like" recording, then contrasted it with Camtasia. I concluded by saying that if you have Camtasia available, for certain types of recording it's totally a no brainer. Use Camtasia!!!!

I think Techsmith has done an awesome job with Camtasia and Snagit and probably their other products. It's unfortunate that the elearning tools are priced such that many folks view them as having to make a choice of one specific tool to do the job that would be much better done by mixing the tools and having several in their toolbox. By the time one has purchased an expensive product like Captivate, they look at Camtasia and say "we've already spent all this money here, do we really need to spend more on this?".

Just some random thoughts... Rick :)
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kathleen_am

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Well there are surely lots of ways to capture video and record it. Camtasia does a great job of it for sure. That is not under dispute. I teach math. I want my videos for my class to be interactive, if for no other reason to ensure that my students watched the video. Furthermore, math is represented both algebraically and geometrically. I need ways to incorporate these types of questions into a quiz to really assess student understanding. If you read the message boards here, I am not the only one who wants this feature. A feature this potent would only enhance Techsmith's product. 
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I have just started using Camtasia - as a physics teacher I immediately looked to put images in quiz questions - was disappointed that I have to do an awkward work around with displaying the question on the screen, telling students to pause the video to work it out then enter on the quiz dialog that will follow.
It would be so helpful to be able to insert an image to avoid this (I still have to convert my question containing equations to an image as it is - but it would be too much to hope for perhaps to be able to insert maths...).
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M.A._CCA-12

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I can add images using powerpoint and turn that into a quiz, but it would be better to be able to do this within camtasia. . . . .
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FathomingPhysics

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A serious problem is that Camtasia greys out the video while the quiz is running, so it means I can only put up one question for each quiz. This is a bit clunky.
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kathleen_am

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How do you do mix power point and quizzes? When I last used the quiz feature, it was with a power point in the background. When the quiz popped up, it made the background unclear.
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The ability to add images to quizzing would also benefit corporate training departments.  I have personally had many occasions where the ability to simple add the image into the test would have made the assessment more effective. 
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tmkeeley

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We use Snagit and Camtasia to train on our Dynamic Graphical Language.  Would be nice to be able to capture an image with Snagit and use it in a Quiz in Camtasia after demonstrating the feature.