How to Save a Powerpoint as a Video

This tutorial will show you how to add voice-overs to your PowerPoint and then save the presentation as a video so you can embed or upload the presentation to Canvas, YouTube, etc.

The following steps will vary slightly based on the version of PowerPoint that you are using. This tutorial shows the steps for PowerPoint 2016.

Step 1

Open your completed PowerPoint, select the Slide Show tab at the top of the page, and then select the Record Slide Show icon.

Screenshot of the Record Slide Show button.

Step 2

Select Start Recording.

Screenshot of the Start Recording button.

Step 3

Begin your voice-overs. The voice-overs are saved per slide, so a new recording is created for each slide. Watch the Recording window in the top left corner for the time to start. If you begin speaking too soon, your voice-over will be cut off.

Screenshot of the Recording window.

Step 4

At the end of your presentation, select File in the top left corner and then select Export and then select Create a Video.

Screenshot of the Create a Video option.

Step 5

Choose the quality that is appropriate for your video with the top drop-down menu. Make sure the second dropdown menu is set to Use Recorded Timings and Narrations. Select Create Video.

Screenshot of the Create a Video window.

Step 6

Save the video in the location of your choice. You will now be able to embed your presentation into Canvas, upload it to YouTube, etc.

Screenshot of the Save As window.


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