Create a video using Powerpoint
This page discusses the steps to create a short video using Powerpoint. Note that all members of the Brock community have access to the latest version of Powerpoint, and can install them as needed on a number of devices. Instructions for doing so are available at the Brock ITS Office 365 page.
- Create your presentation
- With your microphone and optional webcam ready, choose to "Record Slide Show" and create your presentation
- Save As/Export your video as a movie - this export will take longer than simply saving the presentation
- Add the resulting file wherever you can add text in Sakai with the blue Echo360 button
The guides below suggest you "Publish", stop at this point. Instead, Save As/Export as a video is preferred because the outcome is a video file on your device you can upload.
Record and Save your presentation as a video
Note that it will first be necessary to create slides with Powerpoint
The Save As/Export process is different on Mac and PC
Save or Export a Powerpoint video to your computer
Videos saved using an MP4 format are preferred.
Uploading the Video to Sakai/Echo360
There are many locations where video can be added through Echo360. Wherever there is the ability to add text, you can add your PowerPoint video.
Clicking the Embed Echo360 Media button within the text editor's options will allow you to begin uploading your video.
- Announcements can have video added, but only the Sakai version will include the video, not potential E-Mail copies.