Narrated Lectures 

This page describes options for creating narrated lectures. Please review the Instructional Design Team’s Best Practices for Narrated Lectures page for recommendations on how to create high quality narrated presentations. 

Hardware Requirements 

To create narrated presentations you will need a computer with a microphone. If you would like to include video of yourself as well as audio you will need a computer with a webcam.


Laptop computers (with microphones and webcams), microphone headsets, and webcams are available for checkout from CIRT.



Directions for configuring a microphone for narration on Windows and Mac computers an be found here.

Solutions for Creating Narrated Lectures 




How to add to a Canvas Course


OneDrive & PowerPoint Online
(recommended solution)


Windows and Mac Embedded in content area OneDrive is a cloud based storage platform that allows you to store and access files from anywhere. Microsoft has integrated its Office Online suite. Office Online is an online office suite offered by Microsoft, which allows users to create and edit files using lightweight, web browser-based versions of Microsoft Office apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.

Office Mix


IMPORTANT: Being phased out by Microsoft




Windows only

Published to Mix and added to a course with the Mix LTI

Office Mix is an add-on to Microsoft PowerPoint that adds functionality for creating narrated lectures with audio, video, screen capture, and quizzes. Office Mixes are published to the Office Mix website and can be added to a Canvas course using the LTI


Service Retirement Timeline

January 1, 2018: You'll no longer be able to sign up as a new user or download the Office Mix add-in from the website. Existing users who already have the Mix add-in installed will still be able to use it to upload, edit, view, and download their existing content.

May 1, 2018: The Office Mix site and all its content will be officially discontinued. The site will no longer be accessible after that date. Any links to your Office Mix content that you previously shared with others will stop working after this date.


Online Learning Laboratory





In Person at CIRT. 

Save the lecture  video and add it to Canvas

The OLL serves as a space for faculty to create online instructional materials and experiment with the latest tools and technologies. The room’s capture system can record presenter audio, video, content, and annotations. The recorded presentations are saved to a personal thumb drive and are ready to be posted to a Canvas Course.





Export the narrated presentation as a video and add it to Canvas

Keynote is a software developed by Apple for creating presentations that has a narration feature. A narrated Keynote presentation can be exported as a QuickTime movie and added to Canvas using Arc.