How do I export a PowerPoint to a video?

You may be asked to create a PowerPoint Presentation with Audio as a YouTube Video and submit to an assignment.  

Assignment type:

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For this assignment type, students will create a presentation with audio using Office 365 PowerPoint and Export to Video (MP4 on a MAC) then upload to YouTube and share the YouTube link as a 'Text Submission' for assessment.

How to export to video from within PowerPoint

1. After you've created your slides and recorded any timing and narrations and laser pointer gestures that you want to include, you're ready to create a video file.


Method 1: Click File Export Create a Video

Method 2: In PowerPoint on the Recording tab of the ribbon, click Export to Video (NB: Not available on MACs)

3. Two drop-down boxes will follow:

In the first drop-down box under the Create a Video heading, select the video quality you want, which pertains to the resolution of the finished video. The higher the video quality, the larger the file size and the slower it will be to export. Recommended is HD 720p Resolution 1280 x 720, medium file size for the internet.

The second drop-down box under the Create a Video heading tells whether your presentation includes narration and timings. Switch to this setting if created. 

If you have recorded a timed narration:  by default the value is 'Use Recorded Timings and Narrations'.

If you haven't recorded timed narration: by default the value is 'Don't Use Recorded Timings and Narrations'. Then the default time spent on each slide is 5 seconds. You can change that timing in the Seconds to spend on each slide box if you like; click the up arrow to increase the duration, or click the down arrow to decrease the duration.

4. Click Create Video then enter a file name and save as type:

In the File name box: enter a file name for the video > browse for the folder that will contain this file, then click Save.

In the Save as type box, choose MP4 / MPEG-4 Video or Windows Media Video.

Links to other FAQs:

How do I upload to YouTube?

How do I submit a video link for assessment?

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