Instructor Guide for Creating Narrated PowerPoint Presentations for Delivery in Canvas

This tutorial provides technical steps for creating a narrated PowerPoint presentation and uploading to My Media in Canvas.

For instructors who wish to deliver a presentation that will be the “lecture” equivalent, we recommend using the native record narration feature in PowerPoint to record your voice. Once the narration is recorded, you can export the presentation as a video file and then upload that video file to a tool called My Media, which is a video distribution tool in Canvas. Here are detailed instructions:

PC Users:

  1. Create a presentation in PowerPoint: https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/basic-tasks-for-creating-a-powerpoint-presentation-efbbc1cd-c5f1-4264-b48e-c8a7b0334e36.
  2. Use these instructions to record narration in PowerPoint for PC: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Record-a-slide-show-with-narration-and-slide-timings-0B9502C6-5F6C-40AE-B1E7-E47D8741161C#OfficeVersion=Windows.
  3. Once you reach the "Preview the recorded slide show” step, export from PowerPoint to .mp4 using these instructions:  https://support.office.com/en-us/article/turn-your-presentation-into-a-video-c140551f-cb37-4818-b5d4-3e30815c3e83#OfficeVersion=newer.
  4. Once the .mp4 video is created, upload the file to My Media in Canvas, using these instructions: https://kb.uwm.edu/96088.
Mac Users:
  1. Create a presentation in PowerPoint: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/create-a-presentation-in-powerpoint-422250f8-5721-4cea-92cc-202fa7b89617.
  2. Use these instructions to record narration in PowerPoint for MacOS: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/record-a-slide-show-with-narration-and-slide-timings-0b9502c6-5f6c-40ae-b1e7-e47d8741161c.
  3. Follow the “Export your presentation as a video” instructions in this tutorial: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/export-your-powerpoint-for-mac-presentation-as-a-different-file-format-0547523c-56c4-4799-b5f7-6257907c09ee. Note: Beginning with PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac version 16.19, audio narration is included in the video when you export your presentation.
  4. Once the .mp4 video is created, upload the file to My Media in Canvas, using these instructions: https://kb.uwm.edu/96088.
Finally, be sure to save the original PowerPoint presentations with the recorded audio. If you ever need to edit the material, you’ll go back to these presentations, re-record individual slides, and then re-export the presentation as a video.




Keywords:Narrated PowerPoint Presentation My Media Canvas lecture   Doc ID:98952
Owner:Amy M.Group:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Created:2020-03-17 08:18 CDTUpdated:2021-01-19 13:50 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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