Capture learners’ attention by narrating your e-learning course. In Articulate Presenter 360, it’s easy.

Prepare Your Narration Script

If you'd like to read from a script while recording, enter the appropriate text into the PowerPoint notes pane for the slides you plan to narrate.

Your PowerPoint notes will display in the notes panel in Presenter's narration window while you’re recording. See the next section for details.

Tip: The notes panel might not be white with black text like the rest of the screen. We wanted to make it easier to see how your notes panel will look if you include it in your published course. The notes panel colors are controlled by your player properties. See this article to learn how to change the notes background color.

Open the Narration Window and Set the Stage

  1. Go to the Articulate tab on the PowerPoint ribbon and click Narration.
  2. When the narration window opens, select a slide in the left panel where you want to record narration.
  3. Then, set the stage by expanding or shrinking the panels to suit your needs. Do this by dragging the borders of the panels to adjust their sizes.

    For example, you might narrow the slides panel and completely close the timeline panel to make more room for the slide your narrating.

    And you might widen the notes panel to better see your script. Even better, you can double-click the notes title bar to detach the notes panel from the window, then move the notes panel to another monitor and expand it. When you’re done, just click the Redock button to dock it back in its original position.

    Tip: Since the PowerPoint notes panel is synced with Presenter's notes panel, you can edit your script while you’re recording, and your PowerPoint notes will automatically update to reflect the changes.

Record Your Narration

  1. Click the top half of the Record button on the ribbon to begin recording.
  2. If you need to pause while you’re recording, click the pause button. To resume recording, click the pause button again.
  3. If the slide you’re narrating includes animations, you can synchronize them as you narrate. And don’t worry about being perfect. You can fine-tune the animation timings afterwards if they aren’t quite right, or you can even synchronize the animations separately and just focus on recording narration for now.

    The Record button you clicked in step 1 above will change to Next Animation. Just click the Next Animation button when you want an animation to occur.

    The number on the Next Animation button lets you know how many on-click animations are left for the current slide. The number will count down each time you click the button to trigger another animation.
  4. When you’re done recording the slide, click Stop Recording.
  5. Use the play/pause button to preview the slide with your narration.
    • If you need to start over, click the Record button again. It’ll overwrite your previous recording.
    • If you need to fine-tune your animation timings, just drag the animation markers left or right along the timeline at the bottom of the screen. See this user guide for details.
  6. If there are other slides you’d like to narrate, use the Previous Slide and Next Slide buttons on the ribbon or just select another slide thumbnail in the left navigation panel.
  7. When you’re finished, click Save & Close on the ribbon to return to PowerPoint. (If you want to close the narration window without saving your changes, click the X in the upper right corner.)

Tip: You can also add annotations on the fly while recording narration. See this user guide for details.

You Might Also Want to Explore:

Importing Audio
Editing Audio
Syncing Animations
Fine-Tuning Animation Timings