In this blog, we will learn how to do a voiceover on Google Slides or PowerPoint so you can bring simplicity in teaching complex theories.
The technological shift in recent years due to the global pandemic has taken online learning to a whole new level which perhaps was once unimaginable.
If you are an online course creator, you’d certainly be recording a lot of video content for your virtual course, especially explainer videos. In fact, depending on how many videos you create, you may have to do a lot of voiceover work.
Often creators use the power of visual representation to strike a bond, engage, and effectively communicate with their audience.
As a result, they often end up adding voiceovers on videos and slides to provide a visual context of what is being taught to students.
Such a method of teaching online increases the retention rate of students and helps creators to easily sell courses online as students remain engaged to positively interpret complex informations in a short amount of time and in a much simpler way.
Successful course creators on Graphy uses Google Slides and PowerPoint to create professional presentations for their online lecture.
They also add audio to a variety of multimedia materials to teach students online seamlessly through their branded website and mobile application.
Table of Contents
- How to do a voiceover on Google Slides or PowerPoint
- How to do a voiceover on Google Slides
- How to do a voiceover on PowerPoint
- Ready, set, Teach
How to do a voiceover on Google Slides or PowerPoint
How to do a voiceover on Google Slides
Professional course creator uses Google slides – a productivity tool powered by Google, to increase the viewer engagement of their online courses.
Although Google Slides does not have the setup of recording audio within the platform, it’s still a pretty straightforward tool that requires no technical skills to add audio.
Experts use the versatile G-suit tool to create dynamic slide presentations that include animation, narration, images, videos, and much more in a few simple steps mentioned below.
#Step 1 Create your Google account
To be able to use the G-suit productivity tools, you need to first have a Gmail account to get access to the Google Drive and power tools.
Just go to Google’s homepage and click on the “sign-in” icon as seen in the top right corner and then select “create account” to set up your new Google account.
In case you already have an account, you can log in link to your existing Google account to use the tools.
#Step 2 Navigate to Google Slides
Once you have successfully created your Google account, you will see a tiny icon of nine tiny squares in a grid pattern on the top right corner of your Google window.
Navigate yourself to the icon and click on it to scroll down and select the yellow shaded Google Slides icon from the dropdown.
Step #3 Upload the audio file on Google Drive
Make sure to have your script ready as audio files before you begin with this step.
Once you have your audio files ready, you need to upload them to the Google Drive cloud so that it is available for access.
To upload audio files to Google Drive, you need to select the triangular drive icon from the Google Tools menu.
Once you have landed on Google Drive, click on the “New” button (as shown in the picture with a ‘plus’ icon), select “File Upload” and then choose the audio file from your device to upload it on the drive.
Step #4 Share the audio file link
Once you have your audio file uploaded on Google Drive, you need to share the link to the file for easy access.
Right-click on the file on Google Drive and then click on “Share.” Remove restrictions by allowing access to anyone with the link to use this file.
Also, be careful to rightly share the audio files, or else your viewers won’t be able to hear your audio when you would be presenting the slides.
Step #5 Add an audio file to the slide
Open the Google Slides file that you have prepared to present to your students, or create a new one just in case you don’t have one.
Select the slide where you want to insert audio. Once selected, select “Insert” from the top menu choices and scroll the cursor down to select “Audio.”
Navigate yourself and choose the audio file you have saved to your Google Drive and click the “Select” button to add the audio file to the slide.
Step #6 Audio format adjustments
Once you successfully added your audio file to your slide, you can redirect yourself to find the “format option” from the toolbar where you can make basic adjustments to your audio file within the Google Slides tool.
You can adjust the volume of the audio, and change the settings of when the audio file gets started i.e automatically or at the click of a button.
The basic audio adjustment feature also allows you to put your audio on a loop which you can choose to stop or continue whenever you want to switch slides.
Step #7 Listen to the output
Before you finally export your Google Slide project to upload it as a learning material for your online course, you need to verify that the audio assigned to each slide is accurate.
You can preview and check this by clicking on the speaker icon and then clicking on the play button to hear the audio.
Step #8 Upload it on Graphy
Once everything is in place, copy the link of your Google Slide project and add it as your courses’ learning material on Graphy.
Select “Create a new item” on your dashboard and look to the third option that says ‘Link’. Paste the slide link and add a title, and you are ready to shine as a creator online.
How to do a voiceover on PowerPoint
PowerPoint is a free productivity tool by Microsoft, and it pretty much works the same as Google Slides.
Step #1 Insert audio clips
Once you have recorded your script as separate audio files, go to PowerPoint and select ‘Insert’ to add your audio file(s).
Step #2 Adjust the audio
Select start to either automatically run your presentation or to start it when you click the button to get started.
However, it is recommended that you choose ‘automatically’ so that your audio plays as soon as your slide starts.
Step #3 Share your presentation with students
Choose your file and share it with your students globally with Graphy. Just copy and paste the link on their platform to sell courses online that have a variety of learning materials and aren’t limited to traditional means of learning.
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Ready, set, Teach
It’s truly fun and profitable to add audio or voice to your Google Slides or PowerPoint presentation. Yet, when just starting one may get a little intimidated.
But I’m sure with a bit of practice and the right platform to support you, you will very easily be able to bring variety into your online teaching by creating engaging course content.
Use Graphy to add multimedia learning assets to your course!
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