recording, modifying narration in powerpoint
You can easily record narration to accompany a slide show presentation in PowerPoint. Using Articulate, you can then publish your presentation so that it is in a format that you can upload to Blackboard.
Recording in PowerPoint
- From the PowerPoint menu bar, select the Slide Show tab.
- Click the Record Slide Show button.
- Choose whether you would like to record from the beginning of your presentation or if you would like start recording at the slide you are currently on.
- You can use the controls at the bottom left of the window to navigate through the slides, and pause or end the recording. You can also end the recording by pressing the Esc button.
In Microsoft Office 2010, you can also navigate using the small play controls window:
Here, the curved back arrow will take you to the beginning of the current slide so that you can rerecord it. Clicking the X will end the recording session.
- Once you have ended your recording, you will be prompted with a dialogue box indicating that your narrations have been saved. It will also ask if you would like to save your “timings.” This simply attaches a clock to each slide indicating how long the narration runs for.
Publishing your Presentation with Articulate
When you are finished recording, you will need to compress your recording by running it through Articulate. From the Add-ins tab in PowerPoint, click the Articulate button and select Publish. Visit the "Publishing to Your Computer" selection of the Narrating PowerPoint with Articulate tutorial for full instructions on how to publish your presentation.
Modifying Audio in a PowerPoint Presentation
- Once you have published your narrated lecture, you can still go back and edit the audio recording as long as you have saved your original .ppt or .pptx file. Simply navigate to the slide you would like to rerecord, and from the menu bar, click Slide Show > Record Narration > Current Slide.
- Rerecord the slide and hit the Esc button. Once again, you will be prompted that your narration has been saved.
- You will now have to republish your presentation through Articulate following the steps in Narrating PowerPoint with Articulate.