MS Powerpoint

Narrating and creating a video in Powerpoint


Adding narration to you powerpoint will allow you to upload you powerpoint as a saved video to the web with recorded audio embedded.
Powerpoint presentations that have narrations will allow your audience to review the video anytime.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to add audio directly from powerpoint
  • Learn hot to save your powerpoint as video


In groups of two or three, your group will use your powerpoint presentation that you have been working on throughout the class so far, and make into a video from the save options within powerpoint with a narrated audio embedded.

Resources Needed

  • Microphone or headphone/microphone set
  • MS Powerpoint 2010/2013


  • Using your powerpoint that you have been working on so far in the class. Use four to five slides to narrate over.
  • Your finished powerpoint should be no less than 45 seconds and no long than 1.30 minutes
  • Use the save to video option in the file tab to make your video
  • Publish your video to youtube or any video hosting site; email the link to the instructor

Video Instruction:


Web instruction:

Narrating PowerPoint

Exporting Powerpoint to Video


You will be graded on the following:

  1. Audio follows the slides presented in well timed manner – 5/20
  2. You have saved the powerpoint as a video  –  5/20
  3. Video is with 45 sec. to 1.30 min. in length –  5/20
  4. Video is uploaded to a video hosting site –  5/20

Possible mark – 20%

4 Comments so far

  1.    BC Sparvier on April 7, 2015 6:48 am      Reply

    This lesson is part of my intermediate/advance Powerpoint course that I use. So the lesson would be for people that have good understanding of powerpoint.

    The first objective is to learn how to narrate your powerpoint using the audio options within powerpoint. The second objective is how to export/save your powerpoint as a video.

    Since powerpoint is a multimedia tool, most people do not use it to the fullest. Powerpoint can be a great tool for those wanting creating multimedia for their online course or develop their skills.

    I have had students in the past use other audio software to do there voice overs than import that audio into their into powerpoint. Even though this works it still take multiple step to get there. Powerpoint’s audio work fairly well if you have a good microphone and is easy to set up once you get the hang of it.

    I focused on Cognitivism, mainly around Bloom’s taxonomy;

  2.    keith webster on April 13, 2015 7:07 am      Reply

    Hi Fabian,

    I agree that most people don’t use PowerPoint to its full potential. When I taught in the CF we used it as stand-alone learning environment with custom navigation and media that made modules operate completely within a single presentation. You can do quite a bit with it when you need to.


  3.    BC Sparvier on April 13, 2015 7:46 pm      Reply

    I think that teachers new online learning can really get the benefit to using power point as starting point.

  4.    Anonymous on April 19, 2015 7:00 pm      Reply

    I agree Fabian; I have found that I am “introduced” to many programs but never really get proficient with any one of them. I think a lot of teachers “get” what some programs can do, but need an Intermediate level working with something they are already familiar with (like PowerPoint), and then take it to the next level.




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