PowerPoint 2016+ as screen recorder

Short summary
Recording a video clip of your onscreen activity
Description

You can record your computer screen and the sound you want to add to the recording, then embed the recording on a PowerPoint slide or save it as a separate file.

Advantages

can be used on any computer with at least the 2016 version of the Microsoft Office package installed

Disadvantages

not very efficient in compression

Usage in teaching/learning

If you need to record a video lesson, this is an accessible solution.

1. Launch the application which operation you want to make a record of.

2. Start Powerpoint, scroll to the slide where you want to place the screenshot, and then click Screen Recording in the Media group on the Insert ribbon.

Powerpoint screen recording

The PowerPoint window will then disappear and the application "under" Powerpoint will be visible. Also, you will notice a toolbar with 5 buttons at the top of the screen (with the possibility to record on the screen using the button in the bottom right corner).

3. Use the Select Area button (C) to select the rectangular area you want to capture (Powerpoint marks the area on the screen with a red dashed outline).

Screen recording menu

4. Use the switch buttons to select whether to record the sound (D) and the mouse pointer (E).

5. Press the Record button (A) to start the countdown from 3 after which recording will start. It is also possible to pause (A) and resume recording during recording. Either Win + Shift + Q keyboard combination or the second button will stop recording (B), the length of the recorded video is also shown here.

The completed video will be placed on the slide which you started recording on. In the context menu that appears when you right-click, you can save your recording to your computer in .mp4 format with Save Media as option.

Context menu > Save media as

Unnecessary parts can even be cut out of the finished video.

PPT video trim

 

Tutorial video(s)

Kevin Stratvert: How to Record Screen using Microsoft PowerPoint https://youtu.be/KCi7z-bJJXw

Teacher's Tech: How to Use PowerPoint as a Screen Recorder https://youtu.be/ZCd9fO72vCg

Type of tool

Screen recorder

Screen recorder

Screen recorders let you record video of what's happening on your screen.

Screen recorders can be useful in teaching, for example, when you want to show the steps of a process (e.g. using an application or program) for educational purposes.

Pricing
Free
Interface language
English
Hungarian
Slovenian
Does it have a built-in repository where we can browse content created by other teachers?
no
Does the free version support online cooperation?
no
Difficulty
For beginners
Author
Hibácskó Gizella

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