I. Create a PowerPoint file and save it to your desktop.
- Click on File and then New.
- Click on Insert and New Slide. Create text boxes, insert images, or whatever you like.
- Click on File and Save As: type in a file name and save the file as a ppt file. Now that you have the completed PowerPoint file, you may then record the audio over it.
II. Record a voice narration
To do this procedure, you'll need a microphone and speakers connected to your computer. You'll also need to make sure you aren't running any other sound recording programs, such as Speech Recognition. It's best to have a written script to read from before you start.
- On the Slide Show menu, click Record Narration. Click open Set Microphone Level and test your microphone.
- To insert the narration on your slides as an embedded object and to begin recording, click OK. Advance through the slide show with the arrow keys or mouse clicks and add narration as you go.
- At the end of the show, a message appears. To save the timings along with the narration, click Yes. To save only the narration, click No.
- Save as a ppt type of file.
* When you run the slide show, the narration will automatically play with the show. To run the slide show without narration, click Set Up Show on the Slide Show menu, and then select the Show without narration check box.
III. Upload to Moodle
- Login to Moodle
- Students: Open a forum, Add New Topic, fill out the Subject, Message, and in the Attachment area, Browse your computer for the PowerPoint file, choose it and click Open. Then click Post to Forum.
- Troubleshooting. If your Powerpoint is more than 200 MB in size, it will not upload to Moodle. If the forum settings were not changed to the maximum upload size of 200 MB by your instructor, the upload limit may be less than the allowable 200 MB and should be changed by the instructor.
- Once you've posted your file to a forum, check the link and make certain that you can download and hear the audio.
- Faculty: Upload a narrated Powerpoint just as you would a Word doc file, by Turn Editing On, Add A Resource, Link to a File or Website, Upload the File, and Choose it and Save. Students must have Powerpoint on their computer to access and hear your file.