PowerPoint: Narrating a Presentation

This service is for faculty, staff, and students.

Presenting by narrating PowerPoint slides will not include a video of you, the presenter. Ask your professor if this mode of presentation is acceptable. To create a presentation that has a video of you, please use Zoom or Panopto

To record a presentation by narrating PowerPoint slides:

  1. Go to Office 365.
  2. Create your PowerPoint and a script for narration.
  3. Narrate your slides using this tutorial from Microsoft. 

Save narrated slide deck as a movie (PC only) :

  1. Save the PowerPoint as MPEG-4 Video.
  2. Upload the file to Panopto.
  3. Share the link to the video with others. Instructors using this feature in their course may ask you to submit this directly to them, in a discussion board, or other location.

Please note: Saving a PowerPoint to a video only works on PCs. If you have a Mac, your narration will not be saved. Check with your professor to find out if you can submit the narrated PowerPoint file instead of a movie.

To report a problem or receive additional troubleshooting, please contact the Tech Desk


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