Learners: demonstrates how to simultaneously record your webcam and PowerPoint when giving presentations within an Individual Project or a Group Project. To ensure the best experience possible, please follow our Basic System Requirements and Check your System Before Completing your Video Assignment.
If your computer currently uses Mac OSX 10.15 “Catalina,” you need to explicitly allow your browsers to record your screen. This permission will only need to be accepted once.
- When you open screensharing, you will see a dialog like this one:
- Select “Open System Preferences"
- In the menu on the left, scroll down and click on Screen Recording.
- In the window on the right, make sure the box next to your browser is checked.
- Quit and re-open your browser to apply the changes, and your system will now allow screenshare.
If your instructor has asked you to record a presentation, you'll need to record your desktop and webcam simultaneously as described below. Rather than adding slides or uploading a powerpoint, you'll click through your PowerPoint while recording to mimic the feel of a live presentation.
The instructions below primarily apply to users with one screen. If you have access to multiple screens, you can simply have Bongo open on one screen and your presentation open on another.
In order to record your presentation, you will need to start by placing your Powerpoint and assignment in Bongo side-by-side.
Open your PowerPoint presentation. Click the Slide Show tab, then click Set Up Slide Show.
Under Show type, select Browsed by an individual (window). Click OK.
To watch Steps 1 and 2 in action, click the GIF below to view larger.
Click the Slide Show tab, then click Play from Start to enter presentation mode
Using Google Slides?
Use the arrow button next to the Present option to pop your presentation into its own window
Place your presentation-mode PowerPoint and your assignment side by side.
To watch Steps 3 and 4 in action, click the GIF below to view larger.
Now that your Powerpoint and assignment are side-by-side, you are ready to start your recording. Follow the steps below to successfully record your video.
You will then be prompted to share your screen.
Under Application Window, select your Powerpoint and Share. Do not share your entire screen.
When using Bongo in Firefox 70 within an iframe or private window, screenshare will not work. This was identified as a Firefox bug and fixed in their 70.0.1 release. If you are using Firefox 70, please update to Firefox 70.0.1 to avoid this issue.
Firefox will prompt you to select a window to share. Select your Powerpoint window.
- You will see both your presentation in PowerPoint and your webcam video in Bongo. Before recording, ensure that the audio bar is moving. You can also change your webcam and mic if needed.
Click the RECORD icon within the Bongo recorder. Click through your presentation within PowerPoint as you are recording your presentation.
To watch Step 5 in action, click the GIF below to view larger.
If you are experiencing issues with activating the Bongo recorder because the recorder is unable to access either the camera, microphone or screen-share, try using the Standalone Recorder! This will allow users to work around browser permission issues when accessing Bongo through an embedded environment.
Now that you have finished recording, you are ready to Stop the recording.
|You can review your video before submitting. If you would like to retry, click the Discard button.|
|Click this icon to Download the video to your device. Note: This will not save your video to the assignment.|
|Once you are satisfied with your recording, you must click the Save button to save your video to the assignment.|
With Bongo's Auto Analysis™ feature, you can view analysis on every video added to the Work in Progress section before submitting to Individual or Group Assignment, giving you a chance to continuously self-assess, practice, and improve.
Generally, videos will process based on their length, i.e., a 20 minute video will take ~20 minutes to process. Once the video is processing, you can leave the page and come back to it. If you have more than one video, you can combine videos in the Work in Progress section.