Adding SCORM quizzes to Camtasia lectures

Did you know you can add quizzes to your Camtasia Studio recordings? When using the SCORM format for uploading your presentation to Blackboard, students’ results will even be added to the Grade Center automatically. You can choose to also receive the results via email in case you want to collect results outside of a Blackboard course.

To get started, open an existing Camtasia Studio project (.camproj) or create a new project by opening a Camtasia Recording file (.trec).

Opening the Quizzing panel

To open the Quizzing panel, either click on the Quizzing button on the toolbar or select the Tools->Quizzes menu item. If the Quizzing button doesn’t appear on your toolbar, click on More, then on Quizzing.


Now, move the playhead to the spot in the timeline where you want a quiz to appear. The presentation will pause while the quiz is running so you can place it anywhere without worrying about students missing part of the presentation.

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In this example, the playhead is placed at 40 seconds into the presentation. We’re going to insert the quiz here.

Now that we’ve selected the spot we want a quiz to appear, we’ll add a quiz to the timeline. Start by clicking the “Add quiz” button in the upper left corner of the Quizzing panel.

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You’ll see a block appear in the timeline representing the new quiz. If you want to move the starting point of the quiz, just drag the block left or right. To edit the quiz options, double-click the quiz block.

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If you’ve created a quiz but don’t see the Quiz blocks above the timeline, look to the left of the timeline for the view options button and select Show Quiz view.

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Quiz Options

Quiz name – This name displays in the Camtasia Quiz view block. It does not appear during the presentation.
Score Quiz – If enabled, users will see their score during the quiz. If disabled, scores will only appear in the Grade Center or My Grades.
Viewer can see answers after submitting – Disable this to prevent the correct answer from showing after the quiz.

Adding and Editing Questions

Your first question is added for you. To add additional questions, click the Add Question button. To select a question to edit, click the question text in the list of Questions.

Question Options

There are four types of questions available in a Camtasia quiz.

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Multiple Choice – One correct answer. One to many options.
Fill in the Blank* – Multiple correct answers (exact match). Student types an answer.
Short Answer* – Ungraded. Student types an answer.
True/False – One correct answer. True/False options.

*Fill in the Blank and Short Answer responses are not copied to Blackboard. You will be able to see if a student answered a Fill in the Blank question correctly, or if they replied to the Short Answer question, but you will not be able to see the responses. If you choose to receive email reports when publishing your Camtasia presentation the daily reports will contain the complete details.

Previewing the Quiz

Unfortunately, the built-in preview quiz feature does work correctly in Camtasia 8.6, the version used at the Instructional Design Studio. However, you will have a chance to preview your presentation including the quiz during the publishing step.

Publishing the Quiz

Once you’ve created all your quizzes, and entered all the questions and answers (and made sure to select the correct answers) you’re ready to publish.

To publish, select the File->Produce and Share menu item. Select one of the three Smart Player formats (720p recommended, 480p will be product a smaller video frame and file size, 1080p a larger frame and file size.)

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Click the Next button. On the Quiz Reporting Options screen, choose whether to include quiz scores in the Blackboard Grade Center (SCORM), receive daily reports via email (required to see Fill in the Blank or Short Answer responses) or both (recommended).

If you enable email results, fill in your email address twice. Note: this email address cannot be changed without republishing. You can also decide whether to allow anonymous responses. Anonymous responses are only possible in presentations that are not uploaded to Blackboard as SCORM items. Blackboard will automatically fill in their name and email address.

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SCORM Options

If you enable SCORM, make sure to click the “SCORM Options…” button.

Do not change the Identifier. This number is used to keep track of the quiz results.

Enter a Title. This is the name that will display in the Grade Center. You will have a chance to change this once when you upload the presentation to Blackboard.

At the bottom, be sure to select “Produce ZIP file” under SCORM Package Options.

If desired, change the score required to pass, and/or the percentage of the video that needs to be viewed to count as complete.

None of the other fields are required. When finished, click OK to continue.

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You will return to the Production Wizard screen.

The “Quiz appearance…” button is entirely optional. You can change the labels on various buttons inside the quiz or disable “Allow replay last section.” This option enables or disables a prompt to replay the last section of the presentation (sections are considered everything between two quizzes.)

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If you opened the Quiz Appearance window, click OK or Cancel to return to the Quiz Reporting Options screen.

Now that you’ve set your SCORM options and/or entered your email address, click Next.

On the Produce Video screen, enter a Production Name if you have not already saved the file. This will be the filename as well as the folder where the presentation is stored inside My Documents->Camtasia Studio. If you would like to store the published presentation somewhere else, change the Folder by clicking the folder icon to the right. Be sure to remember where you saved the presentation.

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You’re now ready to preview and/or publish your presentation and quiz. These steps will take quite some time for longer presentations.

If you’d like to preview the presentation and your quiz, click Preview and choose Preview Current Settings. After the preview is rendered, the presentation will open. On most machines the video will not play, but you can manually move the timeline marker to the quiz dot to preview your quiz.

When you’re satisfied with the preview, or if you don’t wish to preview, click Finish to publish your presentation.

Uploading to Blackboard

First, open the content folder in which you want to place the presentation. Then, select Build Content->Content Package (SCORM).

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Attach the SCORM ZIP archive by clicking Browse My Computer, selecting the file, and Clicking Open. The default location is My Documents->Camtasia Studio->Presenation Name.

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Click Submit to upload your presentation.

SCORM Information, Availability and Grading Options

At the top of the page, enter the name for the presentation link in the Content Area, and any description text you wish to appear underneath.

In the SCORM Availability section, set “Make SCORM Available” to Yes.

Choose the number of attempts allowed, any date restrictions, and if you want to track the number of views.

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In the Grading section, decide if you want to store the results in the Grade Center. Note: this is the last chance you have to change the Grade Center Column name. This is the “Title” option. Optionally enter a due date to mark students late.

Grade SCOS should remain on “No” for Camtasia SCORM presentations.

Grade Timing should not need to be changed unless you want the Grade Center to only show the results of the students’ first attempt rather than the most recent.

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That’s the last step! Click Submit and verify that the presentation appears correctly. Remember you can use the Student Preview option in Blackboard to try taking the quiz yourself.

Quiz results will appear in the Grade Center, and if you selected the email option you’ll receive a daily report with spreadsheet attachments.

Using My Groups for Students

The Groups feature provides students with an easy way to collaborate online, share notes, and submit group assignments. Groups can be self-enrolled, or manually-enrolled (instructor-assigned.)

Enrolling in a Group

To enroll in a group, click on Tools in the left-side content menu, then on the Groups item. If there is a sign-up sheet for a self-enrolled group you will see a button to view the sign-up sheet.

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After clicking the Sign-up Sheet button, you will be able to choose a group by clicking the Sign Up button corresponding to the group you want to join.

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Creating a Group

Even there are no groups created, you may still have the ability to create one yourself. Your fellow students will be able to join your group using a sign-up sheet. Click the Create Group button to start.

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Give your group a name and give the Sign-up Sheet a name, and if you want, limit the number of members. Click Submit to create your group. You will automatically become a member of the group. Other students can join the group by visiting the Groups tool.

Using Groups

Students who are enrolled in an active group will see a new section in the course underneath the content menu named My Groups. Depending on the course settings, some of the items in the image below may not be available. Note: If the group is not active you will not see this section.

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About the Group Tools

File Exchange – A place where you can upload files so other group members have access to them.
Group Blog, Discussion Board, Journal, Tasks, and Wikis. – Copies of the main course tools, but private to your group and the instructor.
Send Email – Simple way to send emails to only your group members.
Group Homepage – The starting place for your group. You can add various Blackboard modules to the page.
Customize Group Banner/Color – Change the image or color theme for your Group’s Homepage.

Submitting Group Assignments

One of the most common ways Groups are used is to submit group assignments. If you have been given a group assignment, you will see “Group Assignment” at the top of the submission page. Beneath the Browse My Computer button you will also see your group’s name.

Important: Only one person from the group can submit an assignment, so be sure to work together.

If someone else in your group has saved a draft, submitted a file, or if they leave the assignment page without hitting cancel, you’ll see a Review Submission History page when you click the assignment. If the assignment has not been submitted, you can click the blue Continue button on the right-side of the page to edit the draft and/or submit the assignment.

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Note: If the assignment has already been submitted you will not see a Continue button.

Leaving a Group

If you need to leave a group or are having problems with a group member, please contact your instructor.

Taking a test in Lockdown Browser

What is it?

Respondus LockDown Browser provides a more secure environment for online testing. LockDown Browser itself is a separate web browser (like Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome) specifically geared toward taking online tests. When a student is ready to take an online test that uses LockDown Browser, they actually launch the LockDown Browser from their desktop instead of launching their usual browser of choice. LockDown Browser then fills the student’s screen (including any additional displays), open to Detroit Mercy’s Knowledge login page. While LockDown Browser is running, students are unable to use their computer for anything other than taking the test. They cannot surf other web sites, use chat services, screen capture / record, look at PDFs, PowerPoint decks, or Word files, etc.

Download and install LockDown Browser

The Detroit Mercy LockDown Browser can be downloaded from the following URL:


Once you’ve installed LockDown Browser and are ready to take your exam, click the desktop icon.


LockDown browser acts just like any other browser, accept it’s directly linked to Detroit Mercy’s Blackboard. When prompted; Do you want to allow this app to make changes to this device, select “Yes” to continue.

Sign in to Blackboard as you normally would using your Titan Connect credentials


On the My Courses page, navigate to the course you are taking the LockDown Browser test in.


Then navigate to where the quiz or exam is located in your course. This will most likely vary from course to course.


Find the test, and click on the title.


Be sure you are ready to take the exam. Prepare all necessary materials (if allowed), then click the “Begin” button.


NOTE: If the title says “Requires Respondus LockDown Browser” you must take the test through LockDown Browser. You will not be able to take the Exam in any other browser. Some professors may require a password in order to take their test. If this is the case, you will be prompted to enter the password just before taking the exam.


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