How can I use narrated presentations in my classes?
Narrated presentations make it easy for you to organize ideas, illustrate them using images, charts, infographics, and other media, and explain them in detail through audio recording or video. They help you establish presence in your classroom and build connections between your students, whether you meet on campus or online.
What applications should I use?
Two web-based applications for recording and sharing presentations are supported at the University of Southern Maine.
With Kaltura’s CaptureSpace tool, you and your students can record presentations, then share them within Blackboard or on the web. It’s fully integrated with Blackboard and supported by the University of Maine System.
Need to design slides for your presentation?
Be aware that if you opt to create your slides in PowerPoint and add audio or video to your presentation, it won’t play within Blackboard, and PowerPoint files don’t always work properly when they’re shared. Instead, you can export your PowerPoint presentation as a video, then upload it to Kaltura and add it to your course. Or, upload your PowerPoint file to VoiceThread, and it will create a version of your presentation that’s viewable online.