Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording your presentation, part of Office for Educators.
Here in Microsoft PowerPoint, I've opened up the transition presentation from the Chapter 7 folder of the Exercise Files. We're going to use this presentation to model some of the Office Mix abilities, to record a PowerPoint presentation. If you've properly installed Office Mix, up in the ribbon on the right hand side, we'll now have a tab that says, Mix. When we click on this tab we can see the options that are available to us. The first option and the most basic option, is we can simply just start recording our presentation. We'll take a look at these features in just a second. We also have the ability to add quizzes, directly into our PowerPoint presentation.
In the next video, we'll dive into what does it look like to add a quiz, and then how do students interact with the quiz, during a recording. In addition just to recording our PowerPoint presentation, we can also record our desktop, or other applications directly from Office Mix. For example, if you're teaching students about Boolean searches, you may have some slides that have various Boolean search strings on them. But you may also want to model for students what it looks like in a web browser, to do a Boolean search. Using the Screen Recording feature, you can embed a video of your web browser, directly into your PowerPoint presentation.
Which can then be used either in the classroom, or for online education. I can also take a screenshot with office mix, and embed straight in to my PowerPoint presentation. To get started, let's go ahead and make a sample recording. I'm going to select slide 18. I'm going to come up, and hit the Record button. The first thing I'd like to point out, is in the upper right hand corner. If you have a web camera attached to your computer or a built in camera, you can actually turn your camera on and have a small image of yourself, that's recorded at the same time you're giving your presentation. This image is then embedded in the upper right hand corner of your presentation.
A few things to keep in mind. Because of where the image is embedded, you might want to make sure you don't have any graphics or text in that particular section, otherwise your image may cover them up. If you teach solely online, having a video of yourself presenting the material, is a great way to connect with your students. Directly below the camera, area we have the Inking section. During the presentation, I'll have the ability to select one of these three pen sizes, either Fine, Medium or Thick, as well as a color. For right now, I'm going to go ahead and have the Medium Pen selected, with the green color. I'm choosing green because it contrasts really well with everything else that's on the slide.
When we start recording, there are several ways that we can do this. I can record a slide at a time. So for example, I'm on slide 18 of 22. I could hit the Record button, record just what I'm going to talk about for slide 18, stop the recording. I could then navigate to the next slide and start a new recording. When I exit the recording area, these recordings will be attached to the individual slides. Another way that I could do this is, I could hit the Record button, I could talk about slide 18, and then using the Navigation in the bottom right hand corner, or the upper left hand corner.
I could move to slide 19, and keep talking with the same recording. It's really up to you. Let's go ahead and make a sample recording, for slide 18. In the upper left hand corner, I'm going to hit the Record button. Once you see the dashed red lines directly around your slide, this means that we are currently recording. On the right hand side of the screen, I still have my medium thickness pen and the green color selected. If I wanted to, I could come over and draw directly on top of this particular slide. I'm going to go and stop the recording now, by hitting the Stop button in the upper left hand corner.
So once again, all I've done is recorded my audio, as well as some visual, that's this green line, directly on top of slide 18. If I'd like to, I can click the Preview to preview this recording. Record button. Once you see the dashed red line directly around your slide, this means that we are currently recording. I'm going to stop that preview, and I'm just going to close out of the recording functions by clicking the Close button. Now that we're back to regular slide layout, let's take a look at what's happening inside our PowerPoint presentation. For this slide, slide 18, in the upper right hand corner, and now this audio icon, I can click on it and I can even play it.
Once you see the, and that's the audio that came from the recording we just did. In addition to that, I've got this green line. Now the green line came in as a separate element. So let's say that I'd recorded my presentation and then realized, I didn't really like the annotations that I'd made. If I'd like to, I can simply hit the Delete key, and remove the annotations, from the slide. The audio is still there, and I can continue to play the audio at any time that I choose. At this point, since I have a single slide recorded, I have the opportunity to either Preview this one slide. I can Upload it straight to mix.office.com, or even Export it to a video.
In the next video, let's go and take a look at how we can embed a quiz, directly into the videos we're creating, with Office Mix.
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Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 10/01/2014. What changed?
A: We added a brand new chapter on Office Mix, the PowerPoint plugin that allows educators to record interactive presentations and test students with quizzes.
Q: This course was updated on 10/15/2015. What changed?
A. We added videos for OneNote, OneDrive, and Office Online. OneDrive replaced SkyDrive as the cloud-based file service.