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Four Easy-to-use Tools to Record a Presentation

The following tools are all options you can use to record yourself giving a presentation. All allow you to record your voice. Most allow you to record your voice and some sort of visual aid, like a poster or Power Point. Some allow you to easily collaborate with others to create a group presentation.

For each tool, you will see a video describing how to use it and a PDF document with instructions. If you need further help, don't hesitate to contact one of the librarians on the right. We'd be happy to help you more.


Record a Power Point Presentation on a PC

You can use the options built into Power Point to record yourself presenting your Power Point slides. If you have a "poster" that you can open as a Power Point Silde, you can record yourself while talking about your poster. The following video (or instruction PDF) will show you how:

Record a Presentation Using ScreenCastify

ScreenCastify is a free Google Chrome extension that allows you to record a video of anything you can open in any application on your computer screen. It would allow you to record yourself while speaking about a document you have open in Word, Power Point, Excel, PDF viewer, Adobe, a web browser or any other application. You could switch between these applications as needed in your presentation. It also allows you to record a thumbnail of yourself or just a video of yourself speaking on your web cam. Finally, it allows you to "spotlight" areas of your computer screen while speaking or make written notes (annotations) on your screen while speaking.

This tool might be helpful if you need to open your presentation materials in an application other than Power Point or if you would like to include spotlights or a thumbnail of yourself while you are speaking.

Below is an instructional video on how you install and use ScreenCastify. Don't hesitate to contact one of the librarians to the right for more help.

Record a Presentation Using Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is a free, web-based tool. It allows you to add images or videos (and text, if you'd like) to a "slide deck." You can then add narration to each slide in the slide deck. This tool makes it very easy for multiple users to collaborate on a project. You can create a free Adobe Spark account using a generic name, like "ANT 101" and then share that account with multiple students/instructors. Everyone logs in using that account and adds their content.

(You can include Power Point slides on an Adobe Spark video by saving the Power Point slide as a JPG file and then uploading the JPG to Adobe Spark).

To see how to use Adobe Spark Video, watch the instructional video below or view the PDF instructions. For more help, don't hesitate to contact one of the librarians to the right.

Record a Presentation Using Zoom

Zoom is technically a video conferencing tool available to all Centre students and employees, but you can use it to record your screen and voice as well. In fact, since Zoom does allow for multiple people to meet live, it can be particularly useful for students or instructors who want to collaborate in real time to record a presentation. You can record anything that you can show on your computer screen. You can also make annotations on your screen while you record. If multiple people are in a Zoom meeting, anyone can record their audio.

For instructions on how to use Zoom to record a presentation, please watch the video below. If you need more help, don't hesitate to contact one of the librarians to the right.


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Use YouTube to Edit A Video

If you have created a video using one of the tools on this page, but it has parts you'd like to cut out (places where you messed up a little or the beginning/ending where you opened/closed your visual aid), you can edit your video once it is uploaded to YouTube. Here are instructions for how to do that: