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Creating Online Lectures

Narrated Presentations

Microsoft PowerPoint

Use PowerPoint’s voiceover narration feature to transform your PowerPoint presentations into lectures for students. Narrated presentations can be saved and shared with students in a variety of ways, including in Blackboard. You can install the Microsoft Office suite from GW Information Technology’s website.


Quickly convert your narrated PowerPoint slideshows into interactive HTML5 presentations, which students can easily view in a browser and on mobile devices. If you are interested in using iSpring, contact the Instructional Technology Lab for more information.

Video Presentations


Zoom is usually known as an online meeting platform, but you can also use it to pre-record your lectures. Just record a meeting without students and then share the recording with students to watch later.


Universal Capture: Personal

Create and edit customized instructional video content using Echo360's Universal Capture: Personal software.

To begin using Universal Capture: Personal, first, create an account and course section on Blackboard and then download and install the software to start recording. You can share your videos in various ways, including in a Blackboard course.

In addition, Echo360 provides automatic transcription for any video uploaded to an Echo360 course section. Transcripts can be edited and applied as closed captions.

Classroom Lecture Capture

Automatically record your classroom lectures and make them available to students in Blackboard using GW Lecture Capture. All lecture capture classrooms record instructor audio and presentation materials; however, some are also equipped with cameras to record video. For assistance with classroom technology, contact GW Information Technology at or 202-994-4948.


The Instructional Technology Lab (ITL) can help you learn the basics of creating online lectures and how to enhance them with the tools available at GW. Contact the ITL for a one-on-one consultation or register for an upcoming workshop.

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