PowerPoint slides are the most common go-to medium for sharing content in face to face presentations. Increasingly slides are shared or archived, either privately university Learning Platforms or publicly on a site like  SlideShare. In most cases slides on their own don’t communicate the concepts from the actual presentation. By sharing and archiving recordings of presentations students have the next-best experience to attending a lecture in person. There are three commonly used ways to record lectures:

  • Recorded narration over your PowerPoint presentation in PowerPoint itself
  • Used screen recording software to capture your slides and a voice over
  • Using a video chat tool such as Skype or Zoom to record your slides as you present them

Examples of Screen Recording Software

Icecream Screen Recorder is an easy-to-use free screen recording software that enables you to record any area of your screen or save it as a screenshot. Record video tutorials, webinars, live streams, Skype calls and much more in a hassle-free way. You can record screen along with audio and webcam.

Screencast O Matic is a free, easy to use screen recording software for screencast purposes. Create screencast videos with our screen recorder. Capture your screen, add a webcam and use narration to customize your video.

A key feature of a recorded lecture is the ability to share information with people who are unable to attend a classroom presentation and to enable people attending a lecture to review the content another time to reinforce key learning points.

It is difficult to anticipate all the questions that students may have related to a talk. Students watching a recorded presentation are more likely to be distracted and lose focus.

Other considerations
Engagement and understanding can be improved by encouraging students to ask questions in an online monitored chat forum, asking formative questions online to test understanding and recall, or signposting to additional learning resources.