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Exporting your videos with Camtasia Studio

If you're creating video tutorials with screen capture, there's a good chance you're using Camtasia Studio.

In this tutorial I will show you how to mass export your videos into mp4, in high definition. You can choose a lower resolution if your internet connection is not super fast. Once the mp4 files are ready, you can upload them to, or your server.

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How to Keep Your Videos Private with Vimeo

vimeoI’m a big fan of Vimeo. The site is my favorite choice for video hosting. Today, I will explain how to keep your videos private so that no one can download them or find them on other websites. If they want to see your content, they’ll have to buy your course. It’s an essential step when you’re selling video courses online.

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Keeping your Course Videos Private

privacyIf you’re charging for your Guru courses, you won’t want your videos available for free on YouTube or anywhere else on the Web. Nor do you want people to download them… and then upload them to YouTube themselves.

So what’s the solution? You need to sign up to the right video hosting service, one that has the following features:

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Hosting Your Guru Videos

videoCourse lessons are always better with videos but where should you host them?

You have two options:

  • On your server;
  • On a video hosting site such as YouTube or Vimeo.
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Setting up PayPal to work with Guru

Recently, I created a new learning center for LookBetterOnline with Guru. The setup was simple but when I came to test it, I ran into a problem. Once I’d made my payment, I wasn’t taken automatically back to the "My Courses" page and my order was not recorded as "paid." It turned out that my PayPal settings for this account were wrong. If this has happened to you as well, here’s the solution:

You have to change two settings in PayPal for Guru to work properly after your customers have made a payment.

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Guru beta is here!

Thank you for singing up to be a beta tester for Guru! We’re super-excited about this extension because we’ve been working on Guru on and off for three years! We really wanted to create a training system that’s both powerful and user-friendly. It hasn't been easy but I think we did it!

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3 User Interfaces:

Teacher Interface

Your teachers can prepare whole courses themselves, letting you collect either a percentage of the sales or a set fee. It's up to you.

Student Interface

Student interface allow students to view their courses, their quizzes and test scores and their certificates.

Admin Interface

Admin has full control over courses, teachers, students, payments, promo codes, quizzes and so much more

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