Creating a Video Presentation for a Virtual Conference

There are many options and resources when it comes to recording video presentations of your research for the virtual conference. This advice is primarily relevant for research posters, PowerPoint slides, and oral presentations. The CAMP Statewide Symposium recommends utilizing any of the recording applications below to make your videos as these are resources available to all participating students currently. Below are general instructions on how to record a video presentation of your research as well as some tips and tricks to help keep in mind when creating content.

How to Sign Up for GoReact

We will be using GoReact.com for the symposium.  GoReact has resources for interactive Q&A sessions, and also recordings and editing features to create your video presentations.  Please use the following link to create an account, upload (or create) your video presentation, and attend the virtual conference.

https://app.goreact.com/join/024a90f3-f6c8-43c9-a3bb-fbe26ba356d7

  1. Click on the link above, or copy and paste it into your browser.

  2. Create an account (no payment is necessary).

  3. Check out the GoReact “Getting Started” tutorial.


If you have technical issues with GoReact, contact them by submitting a help request at this link:  https://help.goreact.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

How to Upload Presentations

  1. Navigate to the GoReact Platform by either clicking the link above, or going to https://GoReact.com and clicking the “Sign In” button at the top right.

  2. Upload your video presentation.

    • Almost any video file type and platform can be uploaded, but the size limit for the file is 2 GB.

    • There are seven distinct discipline groupings as sessions in the symposium from which you can choose to upload your video presentation.  The sessions are called “Assignments.”  Select the session that best matches your subject matter, and upload your video in that session.

  3. Upload any additional files.

  4. Include your preferred full name and full title of your presentation when uploading.

How to Create a Video Presentation

There are many options and resources when it comes to recording video presentations of your research for the symposium.  Use any of the recording applications below to make your video.  Below are general instructions on how to record a video presentation of your research, as well as some tips and tricks to help keep in mind when creating content.

Preparing to Record

  • Be familiar with the technology.  Learn what your audio and visual resources are and how best to pirate them (e.g. PowerPoint)

  • Identify a place that will be best for recording.  An ideal space will be:

    • Quiet enough to record with minimal interruptions

    • Natural lighting or the ability to control lighting

    • Have a space set up to record at eye level.

  • Outline your presentation so there is a natural flow as it is delivered.

    • Your oral presentations should be between 7-10 minutes in length.

  • Practice your presentation as if you were doing it in person.

  • Business casual attire is highly recommended.

Ready, Set, Record!

  • Speak clearly, and keep water nearby.  Enunciate and stay hydrated to keep your voice strong.

  • Record your presentation multiple times so that you can select the final version and/or edit it.

  • Be yourself!  This is your project – let your passion shine.  It will also help ease any nerves.

  • Save your file in one of the following formats:  MP4, M4V, MPG, WMV, MOV, AVI, WMA, M4A, AAC, MP3, MKV, MTS, FLV.

    • The maximum time is 10 minutes, and the size limit is 2 GB.

Recording Options

GoReact:  As the hosting platform for the symposium, there is the ability to record, edit, and even add attachments that compliment your presentation.

Zoom:  The person setting up the recording is the “host.”  The recording can be saved to the computer or to the cloud (zoom.us)

PowerPoint:  A great option for those who have only audio recording capabilities.  Check out the Microsoft.com video tutorial

Video Presentation Checklist for Presenters

  1. Finalize your slide deck/PowerPoint presentation

  2. Choose a video recording software (GoReact, Zoom, PowerPoint)

  3. Find the best space to record your presentation format.  Consider:

    1. Natural or front facing light

    2. A quiet space

    3. Stable/level surface for recording equipment

  4. Test your audio/video by doing a practice run

  5. Wear a business casual outfit to present in.

  6. Practice recording and saving your presentation.

    1. Save your video file as one of the following types: MP4, M4V, MPG, WMV, MOV, AVI, WMA, M4A, AAC, MP3, MKV, MTS, FLV.

  7. Maximum video time is 10 minutes.  Maximum video size is 2 GB

  8. Create your free GoReact.com account if you have not done so already.

  9. Upload your final video presentation to GoReact by January 27, 2022