PowerPoint: Record a Presentation


One nice feature of using PowerPoint for recording is that you can record and clear the audio from each individual slide without changing recordings on other slides. You can view slide notes while recording, use annotation tools, and use the camera to show their camera image at the bottom right of the screen. Still, for best quality recording and more advanced editing, OIT recommends Panopto.

Note - recording is available in the downloaded version of PowerPoint. It is not available in the Microsoft 365 version online.

See this excellent LinkedIn Learning PowerPoint Tips and Tricks video course on creating and recording a PowerPoint.


1. Navigate to the Slide Show menu and locate Record Slide Show.

2. Chose Record from Current Slide or Record from Beginning.

3.  Record, stop, and replay buttons are available on the top left of the screen. 

4. To export the recording, navigate to the File menu and select Export, then Create a Video.

5. To the right choose the video file size (we recommend the smallest or medium file size).

6. Ensure that Use Recorded Timings and Narrations are selected. If no timings are recorded, the default will be five seconds per slide.

7. Choose Create Video.

8. The recording will be saved in the folder you selected when creating the video.

9. You can upload the file to Canvas, Canvas Studio, Google Classroom, YouTube, and many other platforms.



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