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I am a student. How do I use Jing to create voice-over narration for a PowerPoint presentation?
Posted by Anna Wright on 07 March 2013 09:17 AM

Note: These instructions are for students.  

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What is Jing?

Jing is an easy and intuitive screen-capture tool that is free to use for Mac and PC user. Jing records your computer screen, mouse movements and even your voice, and then allows you to easily share it. Students can create voice-over narration on their PowerPoint presentation. Note: You can only record up to 5 minutes of onscreen video. 


How to Download Jing onto Your Computer

Jing is product of Techsmith Corporation, and is available for free for both Mac and PC users.

  1. To download Jing, go to: http://www.techsmith.com/jing and click on Free Download.
  2. Depending on your operating system, click on Start Mac Download or Start Windows Download.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install.

How to Create a Recording of Your PowerPoint with Voice-over Narration using Jing

  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation that you want to record.
  2. Once Jing is installed, hover your mouse over the yellow sun at the top of your screen.
    Capture icon
  3. Click on the Preferences icon and do the following:
    • Under Audio Input, select the input device (i.e. USB headset) you will using to recording to record from the drop-down menu.
    • When finished, click the Yellow Checkmark icon.
  4. Hover your mouse over the yellow sun at the top of your screen.
  5. Click on the Capture icon. This is the icon with the cross-hairs on the left.
    Capture icon 
  6. Select an area of your screen to capture (i.e. The size of the PowerPoint slide(s) you want to record). 
    • You can select a window, part of a window, or click and drag the cross-hairs to select a region.
  7. Click on the Capture Video icon
    Capture Video Button
    • When recording a video, note that if you have a microphone, you can narrate your video in addition to capturing the action on the screen. Videos are limited to 5 minutes in length for Jing.
  8. There is a 3-second countdown before you can start recording.
    Countdown 
  9. The yellow filmstrip-like vertical bands start scrolling to indicate a recording is in progress. 
  10. Once it starts recording, record the issue you are experiencing within the selected recording area. 
    • Click the Pause button to gather your thoughts or bring a new window or application into the recording area.
    • Click the Restart button if you made a mistake and just want to start the recording over.
    • Click Finish to conclude recording.
      • Note: If you record for 5 minutes, it will automatically stop recording once the timer reaches 5 minutes. 
      • If you need more than 5 minutes to record your whole PowerPoint presentation, you will need to create multiple Jing videos to record all of your slides, and create a playlist for them. See below to learn how.
  11. When finished, click Finish.
    Finish Button 
  12. Your video is displayed in the Jing Preview window. 
  13. In the Name textbox, type a name for your recording (i.e. Jane Doe – Assignment 1).
    Type Name 
  14. Click on the Share via Screencast.com button.
    Share Via Screencast Button 
    • Note: Your recordings are stored for free on Screencast.com
    • You will be prompted to login using your Screencast.com account. Enter in your user account information to proceed.
      • If you do not already have a Screencast.com account, you will be required to create a Screencast.com account before proceeding.
  15. Your recording will upload to Screencast.com.
  16. When finished, click View on Screencast.com.
    View on Screencast 
  17. Your video will open in your browser. 
  18. IMPORTANT: To share the URL for your video, copy (Edit > Copy) the URL of your video. 
  19. Login to Canvas and navigate to your course. In your course, navigate to the assignment or discussion where you are to submit the assignment. Full details of an assignment or discussion are included in the Overview for the week in which it is introduced.
  20. Paste (Edit > Paste) the URL for your video into an Assignment's submission page or discussion in Canvas.
  21. Be sure to click Submit Assignment (if an assignment) or Post Reply (if a discussion).

How to Create a Playlist if You Have Multiple Recordings

If you need more than 5 minutes to record your whole PowerPoint presentation, you will need to create multiple Jing videos to record all of your slides, and create a playlist for them.

  1. To record another video, repeat steps 1-17 as listed above. Repeat until all parts of your presentation have been recorded.
  2. When you are finished and ready to create a playlist for your videos, go to http://www.screencast.com and login using your Screencast.com account information.
  3. In your library, click the Create Playlist button. The Create New Playlist dialog box appears. 
    Create Playlist button 
  4. Check the boxes to add content to the playlist.
  5. Click Create Playlist.
  6. The Edit Playlist Properties dialog box appears.
    Edit Playlist 
  7. Enter a title and description.
  8. Choose Public for the privacy level.
  9. Click Save.
  10. While in the library, hover over the playlist.
  11. From the pop-up menu, click Share. The Share Folder dialog box appears. The Share Playlist dialog box.
    Share Playlist 
  12. Click on the code snippet that correlates to the share option that you need. The code is automatically copied to the clipboard.
  13. Click Done.
  14. IMPORTANT: Login to Canvas and navigate to your course. In your course, navigate to the assignment or discussion where you are to submit the assignment. Full details of an assignment or discussion are included in the Overview for the week in which it is introduced. 
  15. To share the URL for your playlist, paste (Edit > Paste) it into an Assignment's submission page or discussion in Canvas.
  16. Be sure to click Submit Assignment (if an assignment) or Post Reply (if a discussion).

How to Upload Content to Screencast.com

If you didn't upload your Jing video to Screencast.com immediately after recording it, you can do so after the fact. To learn how, go to: https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/categories/203255908?utm_source=product&utm_medium=screencast&utm_campaign=unknown


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