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WizIQ Launches e-Learning Tool to Create Video Lectures

Online education platform WizIQ launches WizIQ Recordor, an easy to use authoring tool for teachers to create synchronized video lectures using their PowerPoint presentations. The tool runs as a simple add-in to Microsoft PowerPoint and is free to download.

WizIQ Recordor enables teachers to record their live audio over the presentation slides and synchronize it with presentation content and animations. The recorded presentations get converted into engaging MP4 videos that can be uploaded to WizIQ Content Library and shared with students via email, right from within the PowerPoint. The software provides features to record an audio live, pause and resume, re-record an active slide and check upload history.

The videos created using WizIQ Recordor can be used by teachers to facilitate flipped classrooms, offer distance learning courses, host MOOCs, provide training seminars or supplement classroom learning with additional content. These videos are available both offline (stored on the user’s computer) and online (uploaded to WizIQ).

Harman Singh, the CEO of WizIQ says, “The teachers needed a simple yet powerful authoring tool to create engaging e-Learning content using their PowerPoint slides. The lecture recording softwares available in the market are either too complicated to use or very expensive. WizIQ Recordor lets even a non-technical user create video lectures in minutes and at no cost.”

With WizIQ Recordor, teachers can:

  • Record audio lectures in real time: Use microphone to record live audio lectures while sitting in front of the computer, and then easily publish them to WizIQ.
  • Revitalize PowerPoint slideshow: Bring PowerPoint content to life with live audio narrations and convert slideshows into engaging MP4 videos using WizIQ’s PowerPoint add-in.
  • Create synchronized multimedia presentations: Combine up to 100 minutes of audio lectures and PowerPoint content to build synchronized audiovisual presentations that transform online learning.
  • Share content and reach millions of learners: Publish video lectures to WizIQ and share them with WizIQ’s vast audience of over 4 million users or share the video link with learners via email- right from within PowerPoint.

The WizIQ Recordor currently works with the 32 bit version of PowerPoint 2007, 2010 and 2013, and operating systems Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. Stay tuned for more advanced features.

To download WizIQ Recordor and for more details, visit: https://www.wiziq.com/recordor/

About WizIQ
Founded in 2007, WizIQ provides the most comprehensive SaaS-based online education platform in the world, connecting educators and learners for live and self-paced courses. Three hundred thousand active educators and 3.7 million registered learners from more than 100 countries use the company’s platform. WizIQ allows educators and learners to choose from both live and self-paced courses — offering the industry’s most comprehensive Learning Management System (LMS), Virtual Classroom, and the WizIQ Learning Marketplace, the only global education marketplace to offer live interactive online learning. WizIQ is backed by Bertelsmann SE & Co., which runs Random House, and Kaizen, a private equity fund focused on the education sector. For more information, visit: www.wiziq.com