Introduction to Recording Audio
In this lesson, we're going to add audio narration to our course. This lesson is designed to introduce you to adding audio to your course using Presenter's built-in audio recorder. We'll look at best practices for audio in future lessons. For now, you should focus familiarizing yourself with the recording process.
If you're following along, I'm working in Lesson Files > Chapter 03 > Speaker_Notes.
Setting up your slide notes
PowerPoint's speaker notes are what we can use to narrate our course.
To view the notes in your presentation:
- Open your PowerPoint file
- Click View > Normal View to view your Speaker Notes. If your notes aren't visible, click the Normal button again to open them.
We want to view those notes while we're recording so before we record, let's go to presentation options and make a quick change
Enabling speaker notes on narration window
This is one of those options you enable from Day 1 and never look back. I couldn't imagine recording or syncing without seeing my speaker's notes.
By default, speaker notes aren't displayed in the narration window. This means you're either recording from memory or you have a separate document open while you record. I find it considerably easier to keep everything consolidated in one window.
To enable your speaker's notes in the narration window:
- Click Articulate > Presentation Options > Other to bring up the Recording options
- Select Show notes pane on narration window
- Click OK
That's it. You'll get a better sense of just how important this feature is in the next lesson when you record your narration.
Doha Re Mi Fa Sol La Teeeee. Warm up your vocal chords gang, it's time to record some audio! In the next lesson, I'll show you just how easy it is to record your own narration directly into Presenter!