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.

Practice your presentation with Speaker Coach:

PowerPoint has a built in feature to allow you to practice your presentation before delivering it. Speaker Coach evaluates your pacing, pitch, your use of filler words, informal speech, euphemisms, and culturally sensitive terms, and it detects when you're being overly wordy or are simply reading the text on a slide. After each rehearsal, you get a report that includes statistics and suggestions for improvements.

This feature is available in all versions of PowerPoint (Mac, iOS, Windows, Web, Android). Click here to view Microsoft instructions for using it. 

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