The following are options you can do within PowerPoint.
PPT linked as PPT from text/multimedia - This takes your original PowerPoint file without any editing, and links to it. Students can then download the file and open on their computer. Something to Consider: Students must have PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer on their computer to view the file. Also, file size could be an issue for download.
PPT stripped down - This is your original PowerPoint but with all of the transitions and animations removed.
Tips for this process: If uploading .ppt files to an MS Office-type Content Item, be aware that any audio or macros that are in the file will not be translated to HTML for display on the Course side of the item, and, in the case of macros, may prevent the upload altogether. Some fancier backgrounds may not allow the upload to complete, as well, so try to use the simpler ones in the program, which also keeps the file size down, another consideration to better allow upload and download of the file online.
Simple files names are also crucial. As with any files, we want them to upload as smoothly as possible, and the use of special characters, underscores, or anything else out of the ordinary MAY slow, or even stop, the upload of even small files. The old "Keep it simple" addage definitely applies here.
PPT as Webpage - Save as a Webpage. This option will convert your presentation to a webpage. After saving as this type from PowerPoint, zip up the file, then this can be uploaded as a Web Content Upload content item type.
PPT as PDF text/multimedia linked - Save as a PDF. Create a PDF of your presentation, then link to it. This content item type: Text/Multimedia will allow you to add other supplemental information onto the page, and other handouts, files, etc. Students will then download the file onto their computer to view it. PDF files are viewable without any extra software download on both Mac and PC.
PPT as PDF web content upload - this is similar to the item above, where you save as a PDF, however this time, it is uploaded as a web content upload content item.
The following are options you can do from PowerPoint. On a PC you "send to Word" and on a Mac you Print as handouts.
PPT as PDF notes handout web content upload - This item has the PowerPoint saved as a PDF with 3 slides on a page with lines next to each for taking notes. They slides are in color. It is uploaded as a web content upload type. NOTE: On a pc this will display in frame, on a Mac it will save to the computer automatically.
PPT as PDF notes handout text link - This item is the same as above (PPT with 3 color slides with lines next to each), however this time the content item type is a text/multimedia. The PDF is linked, for students to download.
PPT as Word doc with blanks - This item has the PPT sent to Word with color sides and 3 slides per page with lines next to each. This is uploaded as an MS Office content item type, so that students can see them on the page in color. This could easily be uploaded as one slide per page with notes below instead.
PPT - handout w/ notes - This item has the PPT with 1 color slide per page. If notes were entered below a slide, they will appear in the bottom half of the page. This was uploaded as a linked file in a text/multimedia content item.
The following are options you can record narration directly from PowerPoint by inserting sound. You can record slide by slide, then students will have to download your powerpoint file, open PowerPoint on their computer, and watch the slideshow. The sound will play automatically as they flip between the slides.
You can also pre-record your sound files using GarageBand on a Mac or Audacity on a Mac or PC (free). Camtasia also has a VoiceOver option for PowerPoint.
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The following are options you can save your PowerPoint presentations as Video.
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PPT to MOV - This is simply a Save As function on a Mac from within PowerPoint. You can change the speed of the slide movement by setting transitions for the slides from within PowerPoint before Saving to Movie.
Camtasia - This is a software for both Mac and PC that you can use to turn your PowerPoint into a flash movie (or whatever other file type you want). We have licenses for our laptops in the Koehler Center that you are welcome to check out, or you may buy your own license.
This software supports closed captioning for ADA compliance. We used this for all of our How-To videos on our eLearning Website. An example is here: Adding Content example
Jing - this is a free software for Mac and PC made by the same company as Camtasia. It is a less robust version, but basically allows you to do screen recordings. You can open up your PowerPoint presentation, click through the slides and add your commentary.
ispring - This is a PC only software. It is pretty easy to use, however some basic code instructions might be needed to embed into your course. You must register for educational use.
The following are options you can use free tools online to share your PowerPoints in a web-friendly manner.
Google Presentation - First uploaded to Google docs as a ppt, then shared to anyone who has link (note that the speaker's notes go missing, and some of the formatting [fonts/backgrounds] changes/goes missing)
Prezi - You can create a free Educational account then create an interactive presentation. You have to start from scratch copy/pasting your presntation into their system, but it's easy to use, Mac/PC friendly, and can be done anywhere online. You have options to make the presentation Private or share publicly with the Prezi community. Like Youtube, it creates embed code for you that you copy/paste into a text/multimedia content item.
SoftChalk - This is a Mac/PC software for creating interactive webpages. This is great for putting PowerPoints online, including self-assessment quizzes, interactive activities, and chunked delivery of content. This is not a free software, however, after attending training with the Koehler Center, faculty will receive a license.