Create a Screen Recording with PowerPoint

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This tip will show you how to use PowerPoint to record your desktop. Start by opening up a new, blank PowerPoint.

In case you missed the end of this video, your screen recording can either be saved as a video, or you can add additional slides as title screens, cut scenes, and end screens, and export the slides and video as a single video. Make sure slides have timings set up.

  1. In the Recording tab, click Export to video.
  2. Check that the settings use the recorded timings and narrations.
  3. Choose Create Video
  4. Save this to your desktop with a unique title as an .mp4 to your desktop.
  5. See below for how to upload and share through one of the captioning services, Microsoft Stream or YouTube.
Saving a presentation as a video, as described.

Finally, you will need to upload, caption and share your video. Visit our post on how to create a YouTube channel to get started with this, and add automatic captioning to your videos.

Jess Wilkinson

Jesslyn is the Educational Technology Officer at Conestoga. An Ontario Certified Teacher, and holding a B.A. and B.Ed., Jesslyn researches and promotes new technologies for faculty to enhance pedagogical practices. She brings to the role her experience as a Google and Microsoft certified technology trainer and as a classroom teacher in South Korea, Mongolia, and Ontario, focusing on special education and assistive learning technologies. She is available for workshops, consultations, and support with using technology in higher education contexts.

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