Did you know that you can record a video with audio and a picture-in-picture webcam right in PowerPoint? This lesser-known feature is a really easy way to create video presentations without leaving PowerPoint.
In just a few minutes you can create an online video presentation that you can share with your class in Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or Google Meet.
How to record a PowerPoint presentation
- Open your PowerPoint presentation.
- Select Slide Show > Record Slide Show.
- The presentation recording screen will open:
This where you can record your presentation. Once you press record you can walk through your slides, highlight the screen with the drawing options, speak to your audience, and it will all be saved for playback later. You can even turn on your webcam for a picture-in-picture view so that your audience can see you present.
Note: Narration won’t record when slide transitions happen so let these play first before you start speaking.
Once you’ve finished recording your presentation, you’ll find that the recorded audio and video has been inserted into each of your slides.
How to save a recorded PowerPoint presentation as a video
You can share your presentation as a PowerPoint document to allow people to step through the presentation, but you can also export it as a video. You can then upload the video to YouTube, Microsoft Stream, or Teams to provide a more consistent way for it to be viewed.
- Open your presentation and click File.
- Choose Save As.
- Select a location to save your video.
- Choose MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4) from the drop-down menu.
- Click Save.
Your video will now be created and saved to the location you chose ready to upload to your learning platform. Depending on how much video and audio are included in your presentation, it may take several minutes to complete saving.
Learn more about PowerPoint
Knowing your way around PowerPoint is essential when teaching & learning in a digital world. PowerPoint isn’t just about boring slides and bullet points anymore.
Did you know that you can hold a presentation online, record and share videos or your presentations, and collaborate live with students all in the app?