However, there's good news! Google Slides can have embedded video via YouTube. The tricky part is:
- Finding an easy way to record your audio
- Uploading that "audio" to YouTube
- Displaying the "audio" in your Google Presentation so that it looks pretty
There are many methods out there, but the one that I've found to be simplest is using Screencastify. I recently posted how to record OVER a presentation using Screencastify (end result is a video file). The downside of this method is that with group presentations, all group members need to present to record the audio. Also, if a group member flubs, the entire group needs to start the recording over again.
A possible solution? Have the group members record themselves individually, upload their "audio" to YouTube, and then insert their YouTube videos directly into the presentation!
Step 1:Open Screencastify and record with the "Cam". If you only want audio without video, simply cover up your webcam with your thumb or post-it note.
Step 2:Record your narration. Pause if you need to. When finished, click Stop.
Step 3:Share the video to YouTube and grab the URL making sure the video is set to unlisted.
Step 4:Back in your Presentation, Insert --> Video and paste the YouTube URL. Select the video.
Step 5:Resize the video to be more like the size of a button. Remember, they won't be watching the video, only listening to it! For clarity, you can place a "play audio" caption next to your "button".
The end result when presenting:
For a complete step-by-step tutorial in under 4 minutes, check out my screencast:
How did this work for you? Tips and suggestions? Leave them in the comments below!