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CRWS: Critical Reading, Writing, Speaking Series

Resources for the Critical Reading, Writing, Speaking Series.

Recording Voice Narration Over PowerPoint

  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation
  2. Click on the Slide Show tab
  3. Make sure your microphone is connected and ready to use. (Hint: You can test that it's working by following the steps in the box above and checking that your video has sounds)
  4. Click on the Record Slide Show drop down menu, and click on "Start Recording from Beginning..." (See picture below)Picture of the "Record Slide Show" options in PowerPoint
  5. Your presentation will begin and start recording immediately.
  6. Click through your presentation speak as you would if you were presenting to a group.
  7. Once you are done, exit the slide show view, and return to the PowerPoint editing window.
  8. You can play it back by clicking on the Start Show from Beginning button
  9. You can either save your presentation as a slideshow and send that to your audience, or export it as a movie (only works on Windows)
    • To export as a movie, click on "File", then "Export", then "Create Video". Make sure you have it set to "Use Recorded Timings and Narrations" and then click on the "Create Video" button under that. 
    • Save the video somewhere that is easier to find later.

Resource from Penn State College of Medicine.