Using QuickTime and Google Slides to Present a Lecture

Follow this guide to record a lecture with slides.  Please note that GoReact is for providing feedback on student video assignments and not for lecture capture. This guide is just a helpful resource for recording lectures outside of GoReact.

Please note

This guide is for Mac users. The process is similar on PC, though you will need to replace QuickTime for another video editing software. While we hope this information is helpful, GoReact cannot provide additional support for these third-party applications.

  1. Open the Quicktime Application.
  2. At the top of your screen next to “Quicktime Player” select “File.”
  3. Select “New Movie Recording” from the drop-down menu.


  4. Do not begin recording. Select the green “Full Screen” button at the top left of the Quicktime Window.


  5. Click F3 or use three fingers on your trackpad and swipe up. This will show all of your open windows.
  6. Select your Desktop to go back to your main screen
  7. Open your browser and log in to your Gmail account
  8. Open Google Slides and create a new presentation (or open an existing presentation).  If the presentation is in Powerpoint, import it into Google Slides by selecting “File” and "Import Slides."  Then, select the slides to import (highlighted with a blue square), and click "Import Slides."


  9. Click “Present”


  10. Click F3 or use three fingers on your track pad and swipe up again
  11. Click and drag the Quicktime Window into the Google Slides presentation. This will merge the two windows. (This works best if you only drag it halfway over the other window.)


  12. Click on the Movie Recording but do not click the record button.
  13. At the top of your screen next to “Quicktime Player” select “File.”
  14. Select “New Screen Recording”. Then start the Screen Recording.


  15. When you are done, stop the recording and save the file.
  16. Upload the lecture to Youtube or to your school's LMS platform for the students to view it.
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