There are a couple different options for adding audio narration to your PowerPoint Presentation—you can record within PowerPoint or use the VidGrid enterprise video platform recording feature.
Recording Narration Within PowerPoint
It’s fairly simple to add audio to your PowerPoint file. You can do it within PowerPoint itself. First, make sure you have a working microphone on your computer.
Next, open the presentation that you’d like to update with an audio narration. From here, steps may be different based on which version of the software you have.
Note: PowerPoint for web does not have the narration option.
Tips for Recording Audio Within PowerPoint
● Don’t add narration while switching between slides. Pause for a second or two while the slides transition.
● Recordings are added per slide. This means you can record one at a time and go back and change things on a per slide basis as needed.
● Test one slide recording first to make sure everything is set up correctly.
Once you’ve added audio to your PowerPoint, there is still one more step needed to use it on VidGrid. PowerPoint presentations must be in a video format to be uploaded to your VidGrid account.
Watch this how-to video on converting your PowerPoint files to videos:
Adding Audio to Your PowerPoint Within VidGrid
Capturing high-quality PowerPoint presentations is simple with the VidGrid screen recorder. Essentially, you are recording your screen as you walk through your PowerPoint and you can choose to capture audio as well as video of yourself.
You can launch the recorder from the learning management system, from the VidGrid app, or from your desktop. Within the PowerPoint, you can size the recorder to fit exactly where you want over your slide. This way your notes can still be visible to you but not to the people watching the presentation.
If you want to include your webcam, you can choose where to place it on the screen. You can also choose to just do an audio recording without the webcam.
When you are ready to go, hit record. It will prompt you with a countdown so you know when to start. Then you can start capturing the presentation with audio narration.
Simply go through your presentation as if you were presenting it to a group. If you make a mistake, you can stop and try again. Remember, you have your notes at the bottom that you can scroll through too.
When you are done, simply hit the checkbox, add a title to the video, and you’re all set!
Interested in learning more about using VidGrid for your organization’s PowerPoint presentations? Contact us today.