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Click on the applicable link below to be shown instructions on how to create a narrated PowerPoint.

When creating your narrated PowerPoint please keep the following best practices in mind:

Creating your PowerPoint

  • Be consistent with the fonts used in the document. Use a sans serif font – such as Arial, Helvetica or Verdana that are large enough for both projectors and online viewing
  • Minimum sizing for fonts: 24pt for content and 40 pt for titles
  • Avoid using text shadow or glow effects for any text as they may not be accessible by screen readers
  • Evenly distribute content on slides.
  • Use appropriate colour contrast (e.g. black and white)
  • If you choose to use slide transitions be sure to use the same transition throughout your presentation for all slides.
  • If you choose to use animations on your slide ensure they are brief and do not distraction from the content you are presenting
  • When possible, the ratio aspect (size) of the slide(s) should be set to 16:9.

Recording your PowerPoint

  • Use a transcript. This will help keep your talking points organized as you advance through each slide.
  • Speak slowly and enunciate.
  • When narrating, leave about 1-2 second of silence at the beginning and ending for each slide.
  • Try to keep Slide segments under 10 minutes.
  • If possible, use a room or an office with minimal background noise.
  • When possible, the ratio aspect (size) of the slide(s) should be set to 16:9.
  • Save Presentations in .PPTX format. This will embed narrations and allow them to be uploaded to CDS.

 

 

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