Did you know that PowerPoint screen recording is possible? Yes, that's right! What you're friends have been telling you is true, you can record your screen using PowerPoint 2016 onwards. (You can still record the screen with PowerPoint 2013 but you will need to install an update).
Without further ado let's get straight to recording the screen using PowerPoint. Either you can use the above video tutorial, which will not only showing how to do screen recoring in PowerPoint, you will also get some extra tips on drawing screen mark-ups and Zooming. Alternatively you can follow the step below:
There you have it! It's as straight forward as that. You're screen recording should now appear within a PowerPoint slide. You can play the video by clicking the small play button in the bottom left corner of the video.
This tutorial is for users of PowerPoint 2016 desktop version onwards. If you're using the online version of PowerPoint you won't find the screen recording button on the Insert tab on the ribbon. However, if you are using PowerPoint 2013 you can install an update enabling you to use screen recording in PowerPoint 2013.
Once you have recorded your screen in PowerPoint you might want to trim it. Especially if the recording didn't go to plan or there's extra footage at the beginning and end of the recording you want to remove. Here's how:
Your video is now trimmed. As a tip, if you have a really long PowerPoint screen recording, why not make duplicates of the recording and then trim different bits. Then you can trim the perfect introduction or the perfect ending to your PowerPoint screen recording.
Once you have recording your screen in PowerPoint you will want to export it as an MP4 file. The MP4 format can be used in a variety of ways including you being able to upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or Microsoft Stream. Here's how you export a PowerPoint screen recording:
That's all there is to it. Now if you have a series of videos that you have trimmed and placed on various slides then you might want to export the video the following way:
So now you have 2 separate ways of creating a video out of your PowerPoint screen recording. I usually plum for the first one. However, if the PowerPoint screen recording is a little more lengthy then you might need to export the screen recording using the second option.
Sometimes when you're watching a tutorial video it can be difficult to see what's on the screen. Especially if we're watching on a phone or other smaller screen. When recording the screen with PowerPoint, Zooming in or enlarging the screen will make it easier for viewers to see what's going on. This is how you do it:
If you have watch my video on Drawing Annotations on Teams you'll be aware of a great piece of software called ZoomIT. This is how:
So there you have it! I bet you didn't think that you could record you screen with PowerPoint. I find this so handy, especially when you're training others in larger organisations. People working for banks, insurance companies etc don't have the option of installing a 3rd party screen recorder.
Most organisations, however, do have Microsoft PowerPoint installed. So now when you want to quickly record steps on how to operate a program or off the shelf system, why not consider using PowerPoint to record the screen.