Revising Narrated Presentations


This documentation will give you an overview of the process we recommend following to revise the Narrated Presentations in your course.

We will be providing you will the formatted Presentation files that were used to create the original Narrated Presentations. These PowerPoint files contain all of the edits and formatting that were done by the CEOEL Media Team when the course was originally developed. They do not contain your original narration, however. This is to make the files smaller and easier to work with. You will be adding and modifying content to these formatted PowerPoint files. You will also be recording new Narration for some of these slides. You can refer to our documentation on recording narrations for more details. The section on Re-recording Narration shows you how to record for just a single slide.

Obtaining these Original Files

Please work with your Instructional Designer and the Media Team to obtain your Presentation files. Because every course is different, and our processes have evolved over the years, the specifics of what files can be provided, and how they will be delivered will vary from course to course.

It will take the Media Team some time to round up the presentation files. They will also be taking the time to add slide labels to each slide in the presentations. This will allow for a smooth editing process with no confusion. You will learn more about the Slide Labels below.

Important Things to Remember

  • Preserve slide Labels Example: “Originally Slide 7”. This will allow us to match slides up with their narration audio.
  • When recording new narration for a slide, you are replacing ALL of the original audio. We will not be editing old and new narration audio together on a single slide.
  • DO NOT make text smaller than it already is to fit more text on a slide. If you need more room, consider adding a second slide, or editing the content to be shorter. If you do add a second slide remember to record new narration for both slides!
  • When creating a totally new slide, be sure to record narration for it. New slides without narration will be silent otherwise.
  • Just like during the original production, you do not have to worry about the design/look of the slides. Focus on the content, and how it is broken up and organized. We will be going over each presentation to update the formatting, and tidy up the layout.

Example Edits

Below are some example types of edits you may do to the PowerPoint file. Be sure to contact the media team or your Instructional Designer if you have any questions.

Note: These are screenshots from the Mac version of PowerPoint, but things should be similar on Windows. For example, The Narration icon, usually an illustration of an Audio Speaker in the lower right of the slide, will look different on different platforms.

Modify the Content of a slide

In this example, slide content was changed and updated. No new narration was recorded. The narration from slide 5 of the original presentation will be used.


Add a Totally New Slide

In this example, a totally new slide was made. Note how the “Originally slide #” labels help us match up the slides to their original narrations.


Overhaul Slide, and Keep original Narration

In this example, all of the content on Slide 11 has been changed. No new narration has been recorded. This means the new content and original narration will be paired together. In this example the original narration will not be talking about the new content on the slide, and that could be a problem.

Record New Slide Narration, Keep Slide Content the Same

In this example, a new narration for the slide was recorded. The content of the slide was not changed.

Published on February 25, 2015 at 4:41:42 pm CST. Last modified on June 06, 2018 at 4:09:40 pm CDT.