Wednesday, March 9, 2022

How to Add Narration to Google Slides Without Add-ons

Earlier this week someone replied to my Practical Ed Tech Newsletter with a question about narrating Google Slides. Specifically, she wanted to know about options for adding narration to Google Slides that didn't require installing Google Slides add-ons or Chrome extensions. My immediate suggestion was to try using Vocaroo to record the audio then upload it to Google Drive to use in Google Slides.

I've been using Vocaroo for fifteen years to create and share audio recordings. I've written a dozen or more blog posts about it over the years. But until now I haven't made a video specifically about using it in conjunction with Google Slides. In this new video I demonstrate how to create an audio recording with Vocaroo and then use it in Google Slides



Applications for Education
The method that I demonstrated in the video above will also work with MP3 recordings created with other tools like Online-Voice-Recorder, Audacity, and GarageBand. If your school doesn't allow you to install add-ons or extensions, the method I outlined in the video above work for adding narration and other audio to your Google Slides presentations.

On a related note, watch out for these common Google Slides audio errors.