Yikes! How do I start recording my course slides?
I’m a firm believer in content before technology. Learners are taking your course because of the substance of your information, not to view the technology extravaganza. So, before jumping into recording, make sure that your content is solid and delivering on its promises. That’s what will keep peeps coming back for more.
Technology should support your content, not be the main show. (Click here to tweet the quote.)
But, when you’re ready to get it out into the world, you’ll need to start recording!
Whether you use Keynote or PowerPoint, I’ve got you covered. There are a lot of different products available for you to record your slides. But, you can also record from directly within these two programs. Check out the steps below to get your course slides recorded and looking professional without the fuss. (And, if you’re looking for more tech tools, check out this guide from Kelly of NinetyNineMedia. It’s chock full of goodies!)
There are literally three steps to recording in Keynote. How cool is that?
Once you have your content organized and ready to record, select Play from the menu and then hit Record Slideshow.
On the next screen, you’ll see the voice thingy (I’m really not into technical terms here!). Here, you can start recording your lovely voice. Just narrate what you see on the slide and then use your keyboard arrow to move to the next slide. Do that for all of your slides. Hit Esc when you’re finished!
Time to export! Head over to File, Export, and then select QuickTime. I export to ‘Full Quality, Large’. Give your presentation a name and select a location to save it.
Not a Keynoter? Have no fear. Check out the steps below to record your slides directly in PowerPoint.
Again, when you’ve got your slides all polished and looking nice, head over to the SLIDESHOW tab and then Record Slide Show. Select either from the Beginning or Current Slide and check the box next to Narrations and laser pointer. Click Start Recording.
When you’re done recording your masterpiece, right click and select End Show.
Time to export as a video! Under File, select Save & Send and select the Video option. Want it fancy in HD? Make sure to check Computer & HD Displays. Select Create Video, give it a name and a location. And, Bam! Your video is ready for upload.
Once you record the slides for your online course, it’s time to upload to Vimeo where you can change the privacy settings to keep them top secret and only available for your course.
There are many different ways to deliver the content of your course. But, if you want to provide a visual element with some audio, a slide presentation may be the way to go. Happy Recording!
It’s Your Turn, in the comments let us know what’s the most pressing problem that you’re having with technology?