How to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Video for Corporate Training
Updated: Mar 9
Over the past several years, the introduction of powerful new SaaS-based technologies, combined with an increasing number of remote and hybrid employees has forced many businesses to shift their employee training strategies away from in-person, classroom-based training in favor of online learning, commonly referred to as eLearning.
As business owners and learning and development teams scramble to make this change in strategy, many are wondering whether, for corporate training purposes, it makes sense to convert existing PowerPoint presentations to video.
Reasons to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Video
Converting PowerPoint presentations to video format can be a useful option for corporate training in many cases. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to convert your PowerPoint presentations to video:
If you want to make your training accessible to employees who can't attend in-person training sessions or who work remotely, converting your PowerPoint presentations to video can be a good option.
Converting your PowerPoint presentations to video can give employees the flexibility to access the training at their own pace and on their own schedule.
If your training requires interactive elements such as group discussions or hands-on activities, converting your PowerPoint presentation to video may not be the best option as it may not allow for these types of interactions.
Video can be a more engaging format than a static PowerPoint presentation, and may be better at holding the attention of learners. However, this can depend on the quality of the video, the content, and the audience.
Converting PowerPoint presentations to video can be cost-effective compared to in-person training sessions or creating new training materials from scratch.
How to Convert a PowerPoint Presentation to Video
Here are the steps to convert your PowerPoint presentation to a video:
Open your PowerPoint presentation.
Click on the "File" tab in the top left corner of the screen.
Click "Export" and then select "Create a Video."
Choose the video quality you want for your presentation. You can choose between different resolutions and frame rates.
Select whether you want to use recorded timings and narration for your presentation or not.
Click on the "Create Video" button to start the conversion process.
Choose a name for your video file and select a location to save it.
Click on the "Save" button to save your presentation as a video.
Depending on the length and complexity of your presentation, the conversion process may take some time. Once the conversion is complete, you can share your video with others or upload it to a video sharing site.
About LMS Portals
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to launch a dedicated training environment (a portal) for each of your unique audiences.
Our platform supports video content by allowing you to upload video lessons to our secure servers. Or you can link to your videos on YouTube or Vimeo.
The LMS Portals platform includes an embedded course authoring tool that, in addition to video, supports digital content in the form of PDFs, SCORM files, PowerPoint presentations and more.
If you choose to, you can combine courses into Learning Paths to add structure to your training program by delivering courses to learners in a logical progression.
The platform also provides support for Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) sessions and allows you to launch Discussion Boards to support and encourage social learning.
Our analytics engine enables you to run and share detailed reports, on-demand.
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