Multimedia presentations are an excellent way to assess competencies in an online or classroom environment. Depending on the software that a student is able to access, there are many ways to create and share multimedia presentations. Please explore the options below!
MS Powerpoint - Desktop Version
This option is for students who have the desktop version of PowerPoint, which will allow narration while the Office 365 version does not allow narration. Note: the MS Office Suite provided by NCWC is Office 365 so will not work alone. Office 365 is a web-based product, so you will access it via an internet browser (i.e. Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, etc.). Watch the first video below about recording a presentation.
Once you have the presentation recorded and saved, you may need to save it in Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, or another online storage platform to be able to share with a link. The second video below will show you how to share via OneDrive.
Presentation Software & Screencasting
This option is for students who do not have the desktop version of PowerPoint. This option requires the presentation to be set up in a software program such as PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi, etc. Once ready to record, use a screen-casting software to record your voice while advancing through your presentation. There are many low or no cost screen-cast programs such as Screen-cast-o-matic, Screencastify, or QuickTime. These software products usually have good tutorials that will help you learn quickly how to use the software.
Once the screen-cast is complete, it can be shared via link if the program allows or downloaded onto the computer as a video file. Video files can be shared in Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, or another online storage platform, however the best tool for sharing video is YouTube. The video below will show you how to record with Screen-cast-o-matic.
Online Presentation Software
There are many online products that are available to create presentations and also provide tutorials about how to use the software. Additionally, YouTube has many videos that can help you to figure out what program to use and how to use it.
Consider using your smartphone! There are many apps that can be downloaded at no cost that will record your screen and audio.
Check out some videos below about recording on your phone!