Record a PowerPoint Presentation on a Single Screen


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. If using the Chrome browser, please have the Chrome Extension for Screenshare downloaded before starting the assignment.


When using Bongo in Firefox 70 within an iframe or private window, screenshare will not work. If you have already updated to Firefox 70 you can do 1 of 2 things:

  • Access your assignment within Chrome
  • If you are using Individual or Group Project in an iframe, you can right click in the Bongo window and from the pop-up menu, select This Frame > Open in a new window/tab (also ensure that this window/tab is not in private mode)

If you are using Virtual Classroom in Firefox 70, screenshare will not be impacted unless your window is in private mode.

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.

Step 1: Setting up your Powerpoint and Webcam Side-by-Side

In order to record your presentation, you will need to start by placing your Powerpoint and assignment in Bongo side-by-side.

  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation. Click the Slide Show tab, then click Set Up Slide Show.


  2. 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.

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  3. Click the Slide Show tab, then click Play from Start to enter presentation mode 


  4. 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.


Step 2: Starting the Recording in Bongo

Now that your Powerpoint and assignment are side-by-side, you are ready to start your recording. Follow the steps below to successfully record you video.

  1. Within your assignment, click the Add addbutton.png button then click the Video videoicon.png icon.



  2. After checking Webcam and Desktop, click Record Video.


    To watch Steps 1 and 2 in action, click the GIF below to view larger.


  3. You will then be prompted to share your screen.

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    Under Application Window, select your Powerpoint and Share. Do not share your entire screen.

  4. 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.
  5. 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.


Step 3: Ending your Presentation

Now that you have finished recording, you are ready to Stop the recording.


Discard.png You can review your video before submitting. If you would like to retry, click the Discard button.
EN_Download_icon.png Click this icon to Download the video to your device. Note: This will not save your video to the assignment.
Save.png Once you are satisfied with your recording, you must click the Save button to save your video to the assignment.


Next Steps

Pro Tip

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.

Once you're ready to submit your video - as well as your documents or links - it's time to submit your assignment.
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