Roane State Community College

Video Production

Creating Videos with PowerPoint

These handouts will guide you through the process of using narrated slide presentations and the voiceover feature in PowerPoint. Once created, you will learn how to convert the PowerPoint file into a mp4 video file, upload it to YouTube, and transcribe using tools within YouTube.

Creating Videos (MP4) with PowerPoint – Version 2010

Creating Videos (MP4) with PowerPoint – Version 2013/2016


YouTube is a popular video-sharing website. It is commonly used for finding video content and for hosting your own teacher-created content. Here are some videos to help get you started creating and posting your own videos on YouTube.

Sign up for a YouTube account (Opens in a new window)

How to caption YouTube videos (Opens in new window)

Camtasia/Snagit Tutorials

Logo for Camtasia then Snagit

Camtasia/Snagit Overview (Opens in new window)

Camtasia is a software suite that is created and published by TechSmith for the purpose of creating video tutorials, video presentations, and podcasts. It can be utilized as a screen recorder and video editor. Camtasia helps you record screen movements and actions, import video from a camera, or other sources. It offers multiple modalities for sharing videos, as well as several features that can be embedded within the video that offers engaging content material for all viewers. Snagit is a screenshot program that captures video display and audio output. It is available on both Windows and Mac operating systems, but Mac has fewer features. Snagit is also created by Techsmith. Both programs, Camtasia and Snagit, offer a plethora of video tutorials, manuals, and web assistance if needed.

Techsmith Camtasia Tutorials (Opens in new window)

Choose the tutorial based on the version that you have on your computer.

A key element of learning is checking understanding. Quizzing is a feature easily utilized for in-line testing in Camtasia. These results can be set up to be a simple understanding check for the user or to be a testing method, sending the results to an email address in a spreadsheet or use SCORM for your LMS. By the end of this article, you’ll be ready to start quizzing your viewers with the built-in quizzing feature.

Techsmith Snagit Tutorials (Opens in new window)

Choose the tutorial based on the version that you have on your computer.


Logo for Audacity

Audacity Overview (Opens in new window)

Audacity is a free software program used to edit and record audio that is available. It can be used on PCs or Macs. To install Audacity on your computer, you must download it by visiting their website. It is an open source software program which enables users to view the source code for anyone to use or study. Additionally, Audacity is continuously improving and changing because users are able to study how it works. It can be downloaded by visiting the following website:

Audacity (opens in new window) (