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Moodle: Adding Narration to PowerPoint

Adding Narration to PowerPoint

For Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

  1. Create your PowerPoint presentation as you usually would, and save it.
  2. Display the first slide.
  3. On the Insert tab, in the Media Clips group, click the arrow under Sounds and click Record Sound.
  4. Discuss the information on the slide as you would during a presentation.
  5. Once finished, click the Stop button.
  6. Play back the recording by clicking the Play button. If you do not like the recording, click the Cancel button and repeat steps 3-5.
  7. If you are satisfied, click Ok and repeat steps 3-6 for each of the slides you wish to narrate.
  8. Test your recordings by viewing the presentation in Slide Show view. The narration plays with the slide show.

For Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010

To record a narration while viewing the slide show:

  1. Create your PowerPoint presentation as you usually would, and save it.
  2. Display the first slide.
  3. On the Slide Show tab, click Record Slide Show.
  4. Enable or disable Animation Timings and Laser Pointer as applicable.
  5. When ready, click Start Recording. While recording, the space-bar or the Next button will advance slides or animations. To pause recording, click the Pause button. To undo the recording, click the Undo button (caution, this will undo ALL narration and start you from the first slide).
  6. To end the recording, right click the slide and click End Show.

To record a narration for select slides:

  1. Select the side you wish to comment on.
  2. Open the Insert tab, click the arrow under Audio and click the Record Audio option.
  3. To record your comment, click the Record button. When finished, click Stop.
  4. In the Name box, type a name for your recording.
  5. A sound icon will appear on the slide. Click the button to test your recording.
  6. To delete the recording, highlight the button and press the delete key on your keyboard.