How can I upload a power point presentation with voice over lecture embedded to the file area to utilize in canvas. We have all our lectures in this format for the students to access the lecture at home.
Hi Gail Ellis - Much of this will depend on how the audio was recorded within the PowerPoint and the version being used. On the Windows side (the OS I am most acquainted with), if you recorded the audio narration within PowerPoint itself using the Slide Show tab and then clicked Record Slide Show, the audio narration is embedded within the PowerPoint presentation itself. This has been true since at least PowerPoint 2013. So simply uploading your recorded PowerPoint to the FILES area will do the trick, so long as students understand they will have to download it in order to hear your narrative. If you used a different means to do this, then it's a different matter.
I'll just toss out the suggestion that you may want to think of exporting it as a video file and uploading it to YouTube (so that only people with the link can view it, not as a public link) so that it takes less file storage in Canvas. Narrated PowerPoints, depending on their length, can get big. There has been, however, an issue on the Mac side with this process, in that the audio will not save properly to YouTube. Perhaps any Mac users out there can relate a different story with this, but this was true with the version before 2015 for Macs.
If video hosting is not an option, at the very least you might want to think of compressing the final file (File tab, and then Compress Media) to shrink it down a bit in size.
Again, though, all this depends on how the original audio narration was done and through which medium.
Hi Gail Ellis - It's been a few weeks since we've heard from you! I wanted to check-in and see how your PowerPoint presentations were working for you as you bring them into your Canvas courses. Did Ken's suggestion help, or did you arrive at a solution in a different way? It would be awesome if you could take a few minutes and update this thread so others can learn from your question. Thanks!
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