Record with the TechSmith Classic Recorder

TechSmith Knowmia has a Classic Recorder you can use for video recording rather than the lightweight recorder. The Classic Recorder has different options, and has some restrictions.

NOTE: The TechSmith Capture recorder is not currently supported by Mac OS11 (Big Sur). If you rely heavily on Knowmia for your courses, it is recommended that you wait to upgrade until this compatibility issue has been resolved.

  • You may need admin rights to install it.
  • You can't choose to record only the webcam.
  • You must also capture a screen. This does allow Picture-in-Picture type recording. 
NOTE: To publish directly from Camtasia to your TechSmith Knowmia library, you will need to download this version of the recorder.


To download the Classic Recorder, click Course Activities and choose Knowmia.

Follow the instructions to download and install the Classic Recorder.

You can then follow instructions to record with the Classic Recorder.