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Academic Technology Launchpad: Multimedia Projects

Student Technology Help Desk

Projects and Assignments

Typical multimedia assignments our students may be working on:

  • Adding audio narration to a Powerpoint
  • Recording a podcast, vlog, PSA or video 
  • Editing short video projects such as a speech 
  • Creating and practicing group presentations
  • Interviews
  • Studying or working collaboratively
  • Viewing media as a small group

Important multimedia considerations

  • Read your assignment instructions carefully. If you have questions about the assignment, ask your instructor
  • Multimedia projects take a lot of time, so plan accordingly
  • Consider how you will save and submit your multimedia assignment
    • Narrated PowerPoints and other multimedia content files, such as .mp4 and .mov video files may exceed the 250 MB file size limit for assignment submissions in Blackboard.
    • Save your projects early and often -  Your H drive won’t have enough space for videos. Use OneDrive, a USB drive or external hard drive. We have some USB drives on reserve for checkout at our help desk. Students are responsible for their work and for saving their files.
    • Check your assignment for specific directions on submitting larger files. Tools that will allow you to host video files and provide a link in Blackboard include:

Be creative, and have fun!  

Recording a PowerPoint with narration

Need to add narration to your PowerPoint presentation? This video from Microsoft can help you get started. Upon completion you can save your presentation as a PowerPoint file or export as a video file. Read directions from your instructor carefully to see if they have a file type preference.

Please note that you can't record narration in PowerPoint for the web. Use a desktop version of PowerPoint to record your narration.

Library Resources

Resources available to support students who are working on creating or editing multimedia projects for academic purposes, and collaborative multimedia workspaces. We're here to help!

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