Create a Video Table of Contents

Add an interactive table of contents to your video to create navigation points for your viewers.

The TechSmith Smart Player is required for table of contents, closed captions, search, quizzing, and hotspots in a video. To include the TechSmith Smart Player, produce the video to MP4 or export to Screencast.com.

 

Create a Table of Contents (TOC)

Add markers on the timeline as navigation points in your video table of contents. The marker names appear in the table of contents in the video.

  1. To show the marker track, click the Quiz/Marker dropdown menu and select Marker or press Ctrl+M.
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  2. Click to add markers to the desired location on the timeline.
  3. Right-click on the marker and select Rename. Type a name.

To learn more about editing markers, see Add Markers.

 

Export a Table of Contents (Windows)

  1. Export to one of the following locations:
    • Screencast.com - Select Export > Screencast.com > Options > Options to view Marker options.
    • Local MP4 file with Smart Player - Select Export > Custom production > New Custom Production > MP4 - Smart Player (HTML 5) > Next > Next > Next to view Marker options.
  2. Select the desired Marker options.
  3. Step through the rest of the Production Wizard to complete the export process.
Marker Option Description

Number markers

Automatically number the table of contents markers sequentially in the produced TOC.

Table of contents initially visible

Select the Table of contents initially visible checkbox to show the TOC when the video plays.

 

If disabled, the viewer will need to click the TOC button on the video controller to view the table of contents.
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Disable markers for TOC entries

Deselect a marker checkbox to disable that marker so it does not display in the TOC.

Rename

Double-click the marker name in the list and type a new name.

Fixed Left

Select to position the TOC on the left side of the video.

Fixed Right

Select to position the TOC on the right side of the video.

Marker Display

  • Text with thumbnail: TOC shows both the thumbnail and the text
  • Text only: TOC shows only the text
  • Thumbnail only: TOC shows only the thumbnail

 

Export a Table of Contents (Mac)

  1. Export video to one of the following locations:
    • Screencast.com - Select Export > Screencast.com.
    • Local MP4 file with Smart Player - Select Export > Local File > Export to MP4 (.mp4).
  2. Set table of contents to export with video to the desired location:
    • For Screencast.com: Log in and select the Create table of contents from markers option and click Export.
    • For Local MP4 with Smart Player: Select Export as Web Page > Create table of contents from markers and click Export.
Viewers must click the Table of Contents button on the video controller to view and interact with the TOC.
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This help topic is for Camtasia version 2021. If you have a previous version, upgrade to the latest version of TechSmith Camtasia or view the help for another version in the Previous Versions section.

 

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