Narrating Your Lecture Slides

If you use lecture slides, you can narrate them and share them with your students on your course website in Blackboard or Canvas.

 

1. Record a narrated PowerPoint presentation (macOS, Windows): Open the Slide Show tab in PowerPoint, and enable the Play Narrations checkbox. Click the Record Slide Show button to enter the slide show mode, which will automatically begin recording. When complete, click the End Slide Show button at the top left of the application window. To export your recording as a movie file, select File > Export… and select MP4 from the File Format dropdown menu. Make sure the Use Recorded Timings and Narrations checkbox is enabled. You may then upload your recorded presentation to your course website. Download a printable PDF of these instructions.

2. Record a narrated Keynote presentation (macOS): From the Play menu in Keynote, select Record Slideshow. This will enter a slide show mode with recording controls visible at the bottom of the application window.  Before starting your recording, watch the audio meter while speaking to verify that your microphone is working. Use the red Record button at the bottom of the slide show to begin and end your recording session. To export your recording as a movie file, select File > Export to > Movie… and select Slideshow Recording from the Playback dropdown menu. You may then upload your recorded presentation to your course website. Download a printable PDF of these instructions.