PowerPoint (PPt) presentations can add to the usability
of your course for your students.
The PPt presentations will be enhanced through the
addition of an audio component.
Note: A PPt with audio will have the audio stripped
when uploaded into the Blackboard system, hence the
need for the use of third-party software such as
Camtasia, Jing or Knovia.
Note: The following information is provided to assist
those who desire to create and add an audio
component to the PowerPoint items in their courses.
While audio may be added to your PPt presentations,
you will need to use a third-party tools to develop your
Camtasia Narrated PowerPoint: Camtasia is a very
flexible, easy to use program from Techsmith
Camtasia allows the user to record every click of the
mouse, every turn of the page, and narrate it all at the
same time. Video can also be introduced into Camtasia
Jing Narrated PowerPoint: Jing is a very flexible, easy
to use program from Techsmith. You can think of it as
the free though less robust version of Camtasia.
We receive many positive comments from instructors
and developers on the software and its utility.
Zentation: Zentation is a free tool that allows you to
merge a YouTube video with a PPt presentation, as
shown in this presentation from the Zentation site.
The tool allows you to sync the PPt with the video.
Knovio: Is also another tool that you can use to add
audio to your PowerPoint presentation. It is a free
service and very easy to use.