The popular presentation tool PowerPoint can be used to record presentations with audio and/or video commentary.
Multiple steps are needed to process PowerPoint recordings: Creating the recording, uploading the recording to YouTube for closed captioning, possibly uploading the video to Google Drive or OneDrive to control sharing options, then linking the recording into Canvas. Because of these steps and the difficulty of editing in the PowerPoint recording, Canvas Studio is recommended for recording presentations.
These instructions are included for those who prefer to use a tool with which they are already familiar.
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PowerPoint can be accessed as an application on any R-MC-owned computer, or through Sharepoint.
When recording lectures, remember that attention spans are short, and it may be better to assign multiple short lectures instead of one long recording. It is best to keep recordings under 10 minutes long. Learn how to Record Effective Microlectures.
Steps for Recording with PowerPoint:
Step 1: Test your Recording Devices
In addition to a computer and your PowerPoint file, you need a device to record your voice. The Library Information Desk has laptops, microphones and webcams available for checkout.
Make sure all your equipment is function (Learn how: text)
Step 2: Record your Lecture (voice and computer screen)
It is recommended you break a long lecture into segments, with each segment less than 10 minutes long when students view it. Name the video segments of the presentation in the form of "Topic X: Part 1", "Topic X: Part 2", etc.. Longer videos require you change a setting in your G-Suite Account (Need help accessing your R-MC G-Suite account? Learn how video | text).