Creating a Voiceover PowerPoint Video

Creating a Voiceover PowerPoint Video

Creating a voiceover PowerPoint video using Panopto works really well.  The one exception is that when recording a voiceover PowerPoint, Presenter View is not available if only one monitor is available.  There are a couple variations depending on whether a PC or Mac is used.  Please go to the section that matches your operating system.  As with any recording, try a recording with a couple slides to make sure the audio and video are working as you expect.
Related Topics: Panopto

Preparing to Record

  • In Canvas - click on the Panopto Recordings link on the Course Navigation Menu
  • Click on the Create button at the top of the Panopto page
    • Select Record a new session and Open Panopto
    • This will open the Panopto Recorder App
Create new video options window in Panopto

Recorder App

  • Make sure you are signed in to Canvas/Panopto in the Recorder App. [1] 
  • There is a course folder in Panopto for each course you are teaching. Select the folder for the course for which this lecture is being created.
  • Add a Name/Session title for the video - the default is the current date and time. [1]
  • Select the Primary Source for the video - in most cases this is the camera built into your computer or a webcam attached to the computer. [2] ​​​​​​
  • Make sure the Audio is set to the correct mic, if using an external USB mic or webcam (and its mic) select the correct source. [2]
  • Open your slide show in PowerPoint (or Keynote on a Mac).[3]
Panopto Recorder app in windows and mac OS.

On a Mac

In the Mac version of the Panopto Recorder:

  • in the Slides section select Record PowerPoint or Record Keynote
  • Set the Secondary 1 source to your computer desktop
Mac version of Panopto recorder interface

     

    Recording

    • To begin recording, click on the Record button
    • Go to PowerPoint and begin the slideshow (remember there is no presenter view)
    • Provide the voiceover and advance slides using your keyboard or mouse
    • Once finished with the slideshow, click on ESC and then go to Panopto and click on Stop to end the recording
    • On a Mac. when the recording is stopped a window opens with two options, Delete and record again and Upload
    Offline recording complete window in Panopto

    On a PC

    In the PC version of the Panopto Recorder:

    • Under Secondary Source select Capture PowerPoint
    • Put a check in the Start presenting when recording starts checkbox
    PC interface of the Panopto recording screen

    Recording

    • To begin recording, click on the Record button
    • Because the checkbox to start presenting ... is checked, the slideshow will open full screen
    • Provide the voiceover and advance slides using your keyboard or mouse
    • Once finished with the slideshow, click on ESC and then go to Panopto and click on Stop to end the recording
    • When the recording is stopped a window opens with two options, Delete and record again and Upload
    Recording complete screen in windows when done with Panopto recording

    Viewing the Recording in Panopto and Canvas

    • Once the recording is complete, upload the video
    • Once uploaded, the video can be reviewed in Panopto Recordings and either embedded or linked to in your Canvas course   (More information on Linking and Embedding videos in Canvas

    For further assistance, UO Online & Canvas Support is available.

    • In-Person: Room 68 PLC
    • By phone: (541) 346-1942
    • By email: uoonline@uoregon.edu
    • Chat with us at livehelp.uoregon.edu
    • Submit a Service Portal Ticket by clicking the Help button at the bottom of the Global Navigation Menu in Canvas