Welcome to the course!

Welcome to the Advanced recording of narrated PowerPoint slides for a flipped classroom course!

You are here because you have to create recording of your lectures for a flipped classroom approach and you want to go beyond the basic videos students will see from others. The course has three sections.

The first section deals with tips for making your videos more engaging for the students and tips on creating a high quality recording. I suggest you review these tips before you think about recording a lecture. You will likely have to re-think what your slides should contain and make significant changes to the lectures you have been using in a traditional classroom. This will be additional work, but it will pay off in a much better flipped classroom experience for you and your students.

The second section gives you five options for creating the video of your lecture. It starts from the basic approach of adding narration to each slide which has its limitations, and goes on to more advanced methods which overcome the limitations and add video of you speaking to the slides. Look at each method and decide which one you are most comfortable. I would suggest at a minimum the second option of recording your audio and slides as it overcomes the major limitations of the first method that most people will use.

The third section covers techniques for editing your videos. Even if all you need to do is trim a few seconds off the start and end of the video, knowing you can do this in an app that is included in Windows 10 will save a lot of time. The Windows Photos app also allows you to cut out a section of the video if you make a mistake, so it reduces the pressure you may feel to get everything perfect in one recording. This section also includes more advanced editing methods that take you beyond using just Windows and PowerPoint.

Start with the first section, make the revisions to your lecture slides, then select a recording method and you will soon be creating flipped classroom videos that engage your students and make the discussion portion of the class better for everyone.