How do I post a presentation to a discussion forum?


You have a number of options for recording and posting a narrated presentation to a discussion. This document will cover the two most common: Powerpoint and Kaltura. But it can be used to post 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.

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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 post your presentation to a discussion forum

Go into the discussion and create a post. Then click the Kaltura symbol to open the video options screen. Be patient: The first time you open it, Kaltura may take a minute or more to load.

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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. Note: the thumbnail of your video may not show yet in the preview. If the screen shows an error message, proceed regardless.

You’ll see the embed code in your discussion post. Click Post to forum. When you or classmates click on your post, your video will appear.

To record your presentation in Kaltura

Go into the discussion and create a post. Then click the Kaltura symbol to open the video options screen. Be patient: The first time you open it, Kaltura may take a minute or more to load.

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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 then it will launch automatically. Note: After downloading, you may need to close the browser window and click the Kaltura symbol again.

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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 screen capture and microphone. Click the down arrow to bring up the preview screen.  Adjust the screen capture area to include your Powerpoint slides. You can also turn on the webcam for parts of your presentation to connect better with your audience. To begin recording, click the red button. Advance your slides as you talk. 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 both that window and the Kaltura Capture window.

You’ll now be back in the discussion forum. Again, click the Kaltura button 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.

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You’ll now see the embed code appear in your discussion post.

Click Post to forum. When you or classmates click on your post, your presentation will appear.


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