Advanced recording of narrated PowerPoint slides for a flipped classroom
Use Windows and PowerPoint (no new software) to create a more professional recording for your students
Many professors and lecturers are moving to a flipped classroom style approach for virtual classes. In this approach, the instructor records a video of their lecture, the students watch the video, and the class time is used to discuss what was shared.
Many instructors are having to create videos of their lectures for the first time. If you’ve been told that you need new equipment and software and you have to learn it in order to create a video lecture, that is just not true. You can create and edit a video of your lecture using the same PowerPoint and Windows that you used to create the slides for class.
This course is for those who 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 options that take you beyond using just Windows and PowerPoint.
You can see all the topics this course covers in the detailed curriculum below.
Dave Paradi has been recognized by the media and his clients as a presentation expert. He has authored ten books on effective PowerPoint presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for his contributions to the PowerPoint, Excel, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 1.2 million times and liked over 12,000 times on YouTube. He is a highly rated conference speaker and has delivered more than 450 customized training sessions around the world in the last 22 years.
StartAdding narration to each slide & export as a video (11:32)
StartCapture your voice and slides as a video in PowerPoint (6:48)
StartRecord you lecturing beside your slides on a TV (1:32)
StartRecord your lecture delivered on Zoom
StartRecord a video of you presenting beside your slides on a custom background (11:37)
StartRecord a video of you presenting beside your slides on a Mac