University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus

Research Posters: Toolkit

Video Resources

There are multiple ways to create a virtual presentation of your research poster. Here are some available tools:

  • Create a Powerpoint presentation based on your research poster and record a narrated Powerpoint show. Save your Powerpoint file as a "Powerpoint Show" in order to ensure that your audio plays automatically when opened
  • Record a video or audio clip of yourself discussing your research using the Kaltura tool within Canvas.
  • Record a video of yourself giving a presentation about your research, with visual aids.

Regardless of the option you choose, keep your video or audio clip under 3 minutes in length. Use a captioning tool or create a supplemental transcript for maximum accessibility.

If you are using a presentation platform that does not have an audio narration option, you can use free video platforms such as Screencastify (Links to an external site.) or Screencast-o-matic (Links to an external site.)

At the USF St. Petersburg campus library, students have access to the mystudio booth in the Student Technology Center (Links to an external site.) along with video editing software.

At the USF Tampa campus library, students can visit the Digital Media Commons (Links to an external site.) to create and edit video content. - currently closed during the Spring 2021 semester due to COVID


Recording Video Presentations


How to Use Kaltura + Accessibility

This video demonstrates how to record videos using Kaltura Capture and how to autogenerate transcripts for accessibility purposes.


How to Use PowerPoint Show + Best Practices

This video demonstrates how to use PowerPoint Show to create an audio recording over a PowerPoint presentation. It also includes some best practices for creating presentations.


How to Use Microsoft Teams + Accessibility

This video demonstrates how to record videos using Microsoft Teams and how to autogenerate transcripts for accessibility purposes.

Narration Best Practices and Accessibility Accommodations

Whether you are recording an audio voiceover for your video or appearing in your video, here are some simple guidelines to follow:

  • Use a closed captioning tool or provide a text transcript along with the audio file for maximum accessibility.
  • Speak slowly and clearly. Pause between slides to ensure that your audio does not cut out.
  • Practice your presentation several times before recording to perfect your timing and delivery and to check that your technology is operating correctly. 
  • Use notecards or a script for assistance if you find them helpful. However, if you are appearing in your video, refrain from reading directly from a script. 
  • Keep slides simple, avoiding large blocks of text. Incorporate figures and images from your research poster if applicable. 
  • If you are present in your video, wear appropriate clothing. Avoid patterns or other distracting elements.
  • If applicable, make "eye contact" by looking directly into the camera as if you were engaging with a live audience.