How to Record on Canva Presentation

Canva is a popular free online design and publishing tool that allows users to create beautiful graphics, presentations, videos and more. One handy feature of Canva is the ability to record video presentations directly within the editor. This allows you to add a personal touch to your presentation by including a video of yourself explaining the content.

In this step-by-step guide, we will walk through the entire process of recording a video presentation in Canva.

Step 1: Create Your Presentation

First, open Canva and start a new presentation design. You can choose from a variety of professionally designed templates or create your own custom layout from scratch.

Build out your presentation by adding text, images, charts/graphs, and any other visual elements you need to effectively communicate your message. Make sure to include clear section headings using Canva’s wide selection of fonts and text boxes.

You may also want to add animations and transitions between slides to make your presentation more dynamic.

Step 2: Set Up Your Recording Equipment

Before recording your presentation, you’ll need to set up your video and audio equipment. At minimum, you’ll need:

  • A webcam or video camera
  • A microphone (your computer’s built-in mic may suffice)

Position your camera properly so that you are clearly visible. Frame yourself from mid-chest up with your face taking up a reasonable portion of the screen.

Make sure there is adequate lighting on your face and minimal background noise in your recording environment. Test your equipment setup by taking a short sample recording.

Step 3: Start Your Recording Session

Once your presentation design and recording equipment is ready to go, it’s time start capturing your presentation.

In Canva, click on the “Present” button near the top menu bar and select “Present & Record”. This will launch Canva’s integrated recording studio.

You’ll be prompted to grant Canva access to your microphone and webcam. Click allow when the permission popups appear in your browser.

Canva will automatically detect your connected recording devices. If needed, you can manually select your preferred microphone, speakers and camera using the dropdown menus.

When ready, click the round red “Record” button to start your recording session. Your camera feed will appear in the bottom right corner so you can monitor yourself during recording.

Step 4: Deliver Your Presentation

With the recording started, shift your focus to delivering your presentation. Speak clearly and confidently as you explain each slide. Use natural hand gestures as needed to emphasize important points.

Navigate through your presentation slides using your keyboard arrow keys or by clicking the onscreen slide thumbnails. Canva will automatically switch slides and record everything seamlessly.

Feel free to pause and resume the recording as needed if you make a mistake or just need a short break.

Step 5: End Your Recording

After presenting the final slide, click the square “End Recording” button to finish capturing your presentation video.

Canva will now process and compile your full video, combining your webcam video with the presentation slides and any accompanying animations.

Once processing is complete, Canva will display a preview of your recorded presentation video. Review the playback to ensure proper video and sound quality.

Step 6: Export and Share Your Video

If satisfied with your recorded presentation, click the “Download” button to export the final video file to your computer. Canva will output an .MP4 video that can then be shared online or with your intended audience.

Consider uploading your Canva presentation video to YouTube, Vimeo or a video hosting platform to seamlessly integrate it into your website or blog using an embedded video player.

You can also directly share the link to your Canva presentation or send the exported video file via email or file transfer service.

Additional Tips for Recording Presentations in Canva

Here are some additional tips to help you create high-quality and effective presentation videos in Canva:

  • Use Canva’s integrated teleprompter to add a script that will scroll as your record. This will help you remember key talking points.
  • Customize your recording studio background or add your brand colors/logo for a more professional look.
  • Record multiple takes of your entire presentation or specific slides until you achieve the perfect delivery.
  • Use Canva’s audio editing tools like volume adjustment, noise reduction and audio trimming to polish your recording.
  • Add background music to your presentation video to set the tone and engage your viewers.

With its user-friendly recording tools and robust presentation features, Canva makes it simple for anyone to produce sleek presentation videos. Just follow these tips and you’ll have a professional video ready to help drive your message home.