You may want to use PowerPoint or other Microsoft Office software to make presentations for your online classes.
The information about using Office 365 on this page includes:
Office 365 is a package that is included in your Microsoft Outlook account (also known as your JMU email account). Within Office 365 you have access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc. These are programs that you normally have to pay for with a subscription but come free with your University provided Outlook account.
In order to make a Narrated Presentation using your Office 365 account, you need to use the App called Microsoft PowerPoint. Powerpoint allows you to create slideshow presentations with voice overlay throughout them. It also allows you to record smaller audio pieces that can be individually made and placed on each slide.
In a narrated slideshow, you will record the audio for all your slides at once. You will basically be creating a show for your audience. Your voice overlay and slide transitions will correspond directly with how you move through the slideshow while recording/creating. If you want a more fluid presentation and plan on adding voice overlay to all of your slides, then recording a slideshow is the best/most efficient way to create your presentation.
If you only want to record audio on a select few slides then the best way to do this is by adding individual audio pieces to each slide that you desire to have audio on.
All other directions described in this document will be applicable to both windows and mac because we are using the university-provided PowerPoint account.
Canvas supports video and audio submissions and uploads. To upload a PowerPoint Presentation recording as an assignment submission or to a group in Canvas, follow the same steps you would normally follow to upload or submit any other file:
You are unlikely to run into any issues with video length or file size in Canvas. In the rare case that you do, please contact your instructor with ample time for them to help you resolve this issue before the due date.
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