I created a short PowerPoint for part of a unit we had just covered. The PowerPoint uses mainly 1 slide and I found it easy to add talk around the slide however I kept using the mouse pointer to illustrate what I was talking about. Of course, the slidecast doesn’t show this so maybe a different form of screen capture would be useful.
To add the audio, I downloaded Audacity. I then had to figure out how to turn the Audacity file into an mp3 format. The Audacity website provided a link to the lame mp3 converter but I was unable to download the required file. Fortunately I found some information on how to convert the file using iTunes and as I now have an iPad, I also have iTunes on my computer. To create the slidecast, I followed the instructions on the slideshare website. I am glad my PowerPoint was small as it didn’t take long to upload it. Adding the audio was straight forward. Here is my Slidecast:
Here is my Eyejot video. It was easy enough to create but I wasn’t so sure about the embedding side so I watched the help video and embedded the code as shown but it doesn’t work – same issue with embedding Jing. I have placed a link to my Eyejot video instead.
Having played with embedding Jing video by uploading a converted file via YouTube, I decided to see what would happen with uploading the Eyejot video. First I saved the Eyejot video message to my desktop – this allowed me to discover the video message is in .mp4 format. I uploaded this to YouTube and it had no problems uploading or playing so here is my YouTube of my Eyejot video message: