Descript for online learning

Recording lectures and slideshow presentations is easy, if you’re in the three percent of the population that can speak their thoughts as perfectly-formed sentences. For the rest of us, these videos could really use some editing.

Editing with Descript is fast, easy, and fun, making your presentations crisp, organized, and accessible. Here’s how.

Edit video by editing text

With Descript record or import video, we transcribe it, and then you trim down and rearrange your video the same way you would a document.

Remove filler words: Descript detects “um,” “uh”, “like,” “you know”, repeated words, and a dozen other filler words, so you can zap them from your video with a click. Removing filler words not only makes your presentations more clear and persuasive, it saves time - filler words can occupy as 10% of a recording.

Delete unnecessary content: Every presentation has a part or two that you wish you could edit out. Descript makes it easy.

Clip highlights: It’s easy to cut multiple versions of your presentation, including highlight reels for social media.

The easiest way to make video slideshows

Use Descript’s screen and webcam recorder to record and transcribe your presentation. Or import your recorded lecture from Zoom with a click.

Because Descript is a full video editor, it’s easy to add images or video cutaways, or make corrections. You can even copy and paste slides from a Powerpoint presentation.

Use Overdub to create voiceover

Descript includes the most realistic text to speech voice synthesis available. So if you aren’t in a position to record clear, high quality voice, you can type it with Overdub, and then construct a video around it.

Publish and share videos with an interactive transcript

When you’re done making your video with Descript, you can publish it in a click. The resulting page includes an interactive transcript, making it easy to browse, navigate to different markers, search, and leave comments. These pages are also embeddable anywhere on the web.

Create subtitles for accessibility

When you share a video with Descript, it includes an interactive transcript and subtitles, bringing your presentation within reach for the millions that need subtitles and to accommodate different learning styles. You can also export subtitles as an SRT or VTT file and import them into any learning management system.

We have an educational discount

If you’re a student, educator, or non-profit, you can save money on Descript. Click here to apply.

Descript is a collaborative audio/video editor that works like a doc. It includes transcription, a screen recorder, publishing, and some mind-bendingly useful AI tools.