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Timing slides

How to time slides and animations in the course editor once your slides and script content are completed

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Written by Amy Peterson
Updated over a week ago

The following video walks you through the process of timing slides:

The slide timing interface

Your Content Developer will let you know when your audio is finished being processed and has been added to the Teach Editor. Once this happens, the slide timing interface should appear in all video exercises below the slides.

Audio controls

The center button allows you to play and pause your audio.

The outer buttons allow you to jump 5 seconds forward or backward in your audio.

Audio timeline

This shows the timeline of your recorded audio from start to finish. You can click or drag the circle to jump to a certain point in your video.

Slide timeline

This shows which slide is displayed at each point in the video. You can click to jump to a specific slide. You can drag the circles on the ends of the current slide to adjust when it transitions from the previous slide or to the next slide.

Current slide animations timeline

This shows the timing of each animation ({{1}}, {{2}}, etc.), represented by the yellow circles, in the currently selected slide. You can drag each animation to adjust when it appears.

Clear All Timings button

This button allows you to clear all the existing timings in the current video.

Next Animation/Slide button

This will advance to the next animation or next slide when clicked.

Slide timing best practices

Read along with your script

This will help you pace yourself and will give you a chance to check that your script accurately reflects what is being said in the recording. Remember, your script becomes your video's subtitles!

Add line breaks in your script

If you know at which point in the script you want an animation to appear, add a line break to the script. Line breaks do not affect subtitles, even when added in the middle of a sentence, so they're a useful tool to help visually indicate to you when to hit the "Next Animation" button.

Happy timing! πŸš€

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