• Powerpoint Tutorial

    How to Add Narration & Timed Slides

    The instructions for how to create a powerpoint recording is different depending on if you are using an ipad or a laptop/desktop.

    If you are using an iPad:

    Unfortunately the ipad's Powerpoint app does not have the narration feature. In order to create a narrated presentation recording of a powerpoint presentation on an ipad, you will need to use the "screen recording" app on your ipad.

    • Step #1: Create your completed slide presentation in Powerpoint
    • Step #2: Practice going through your presentation verbally a few times.
    • Step #3: Create your "screen recording"
      • Your ipad should be in landscape mode during the recording.
      • Everything that appears on the screen will be recorded, including notifications, so it can be good to enable do not disturb during the recording phase.


    Enable the Screen Recording feature (if not already enabled)

    To record your slideshow you will need to enable and then use the Screen Recording feature built in to iPadOS and iOS. If you don't already have screen recording available, complete the following steps:

    1. From your device's home screen, select Settings
    2. Select Control Center.
    3. Select Customize Controls.
    4. Select Add next to Screen Recording.


    Presenting and Recording Your Slide Show

    The steps are written out below but you can also watch the Video Tutorial instead if you prefer:

    Video Tutorial: iPad Screen Recording with PowerPoint (3 min tutorial)

    Video Tutorial: Recording ipad screen (1 min tiktok tutorial)

    1. In PowerPoint, go to the slide you wish to begin presenting.
    2. Tap the Play button.
    3. From the top right of the screen, slide your finger downThe Control Center appears.
    4. Tap and hold the Record button to show Screen Recording options.
    5. Tap the microphone button to turn on the microphone. The button will turn red, and the text will change to say Microphone On.
    6. Tap Start Recording. There will be a three second countdown.
    7. Tap the background (outside of the Screen Recording box) to return to Control Center.
    8. Tap the Control Center background to return to your PowerPoint presentation.
    9. Navigate through your slides, and talk about them.
      • To point things out on your slides, tap and hold on the screen and a red dot appears that you can drag around. When you lift your finger off the screen, the dot will disappear.
      • To annotate on your slides, tap towards the top of the screen, then tap the Pencil icon; when this button is highlighted, you can draw on the screen.
      • For more options, to the right of the screen, tap the pen with the gear.
    10. When you are done, from the top right of the screen, slide your finger down. The Control Center appears. 
    11. Tap the flashing Record button. Your recording will save to the Photos app

    **Credit & thanks to this tutorial goes to University of Minnesota**


    Recording Tips:

    1. Practice running through your presentation verbally before you start recording so that you know what you are going to say. 
    2. If you do make a mistake, you do not have to stop and re-record the entire thing. If you make a mistake, just stop talking for about 10 seconds and then start again from where you messed up.  When you are finished recording you can put your video in iMovie and then "snip" out the area with the mistake.

    If you are using a laptop or desktop

    Go to this website to view tutorial on how to create a narrated & timed powerpoint presentation if you are using a laptop or desktop.

    The webpage includes tutorial in wirtten AND video format.

    The webpage includes a tutorial for Windows users and another one for Mac users.


    As ever, let Miss Bogan know if you have any questions!