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How to record audio and video for your modules

Recording Narration for PowerPoint

Narration is best added once you’ve finished authoring your presentation following these steps. You may also find it helpful to make some transcript notes prior to recording.

  • Ensure your microphone is set up and working prior to recording.  

  • Open your presentation and find the appropriate slide.

  • Click on the Slide Show tab, then on Record Slide Show and Start Recording from Current Slide.

  • Select to Record Slide and Animation Timings and Narrations and Laser Pointer and click Start Recording.

  • Recording will begin immediately. It can be paused or re-recorded at any point from the Recording toolbar. To end recording once you’ve finished narration of the current slide press the Esc key.

  • Save your presentation is the usual way.

  • You can preview your narration in Normal view once it’s recorded by clicking on the sound icon displayed on the slide  Audio

Play back the recording to make sure it is audible and there are no background noises etc (eg a loud hum that can be caused by recording while a laptop is plugged in).  

It is also better to have longer pauses at the start and end of each slide - these can be edited out, whereas a word that is cut off by the audio ending too soon will mean the slide has to be sent back for re-recording.

Recording a video

The Distance Learning Unit have produced a guide that will give you hints and tips if you wish to do some self-filming.

View the Self Filming Guide Right Arrow

Equipment Hire

If you don’t have a suitable microphone or other suitable recording equipment they can be rented from the AV desk in the Library on production of your staff card.

See the Student Media Equipment webpage for more information.

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