How do I record and upload a narrated presentation to my course?


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You have a number of options for recording and posting a narrated presentation to your course. This document will cover the two most common: PowerPoint and Kaltura. But it can be used to upload a presentation recorded in other programs as well.

To record your presentation in PowerPoint

First, create your PowerPoint slides and plan what you will say in the narration. When you’re ready to record, go to the Insert toolbar, click Audio and choose Record Audio.

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The recording tool will appear. Click the red button to start recording, the square to stop, or the arrow for playback. If you need to re-record, just click the red button again. The new recording will overwrite the previous one. When you’re finished with this slide, click OK and go on to the next one. Do this for each slide. When you’re done, save the presentation.

To turn this into a video file, go to the File menu, click Export and choose Create a Video. No adjustment is needed to the settings on this page. Click Create video. You’ll then save the video file to your computer.

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To upload your presentation to your course

From the Gear icon at the top right of the screen in your course, select Turn editing on.

Go to the section where you want to add the video. Click Add an activity or resource.

Scroll down. Click Kaltura video resource. Click Add.

Click Add new and choose Media upload.

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Follow the on-screen directions to upload your video file. On the Upload Media page, give the video a title and short description. Click Save and Embed.

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On the Preview screen, click the Embed button in the lower left.

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You’ll now see the thumbnail of your video appear. Click Save and display.

To record your presentation in Kaltura

From the Gear icon at the top right of the screen in your course, select Turn editing on.

Go to the section where you want to add the video. Click Add an activity or resource.

Scroll down. Click Kaltura video resource. Click Add.

Fill in the Name field. This is the name that will appear to students on the course page. Click Add media.

Click Add new and choose Kaltura Capture.

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If this is the first time you are using Kaltura Capture to add a video, you will need to click Download to install the program. Follow the on-screen directions. If you have previously downloaded the software, it will launch automatically.

There are two views in Kaltura: the recording tool and the manage window. In the manage window, you need to click New Recording in the upper right to launch the recording tool.

Click to toggle on and off the webcam and microphone. It’s recommended that you should turn on the webcam at the start and end of each presentation for students to see you. Click the down arrow to bring up the preview screen. To begin recording, click the red button. It’s recommended to keep videos to ten minutes or less. To pause or stop, click the appropriate button on the timer in the lower right of the screen.

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When you stop the recording, you’ll be taken to the Save screen. Here you can preview your presentation and give it a title. If you aren’t happy with the presentation, you can delete it and make a new recording. Click Save and upload.

When the progress bar indicates that the upload is complete, close that window and return to Moodle.  Again, click Add media submission to go to your Media Gallery. This includes all videos you’ve made for any class.

To the right of the video you want to upload, click Select and choose medium. On the Preview screen, click the Embed button at the lower left. Note: the thumbnail of your video may not show yet in the preview. If the screen shows an error message, proceed regardless. If your video does not appear at all, you may need to wait and return later.

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You’ll now see the thumbnail of your video appear. Click Save and display.

Upload your slides

As a final step, upload the slides from your presentation to your course. Students should be encouraged to download the slides for note taking during the presentation.

With editing turned on, go to the section where you want to add the link. Click on Add an activity or resource.

Scroll down to File. Click File. Click Add.

Fill in the Name field. Click the add file button or drag to upload your PowerPoint file. Click Save and return to course.


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