More in-depth details of how I
used certain technology.
Navigating to Slideshare
This is the screen that loads when I open Slideshare. As it shows, I can use it to
share presentations. In the top menu, there is an Upload button, and I click on
this to get going.
Having clicked Upload at the top, I now need to click on the large Upload box.
Selecting a File
This then takes me to a list of my files, and I can select either Word or
Powerpoint files, it is up to me. In this case, I will select Audience FeedbackSurvey Monkey at the top. Double clicking it will begin the upload.
The Upload Process
The very second that I have double clicked, a host of options comes up for me
to give details about my Presentation. With that completed, I click Save and
Continue at the bottom.
Now that I have completed the very quick upload process, I can embed it to my
blog using the code shown, and I can also share it to social media. There are PRO
options, but I would have to pay to use them.
This is my PowerPoint as it appears in Slideshare.
Why use Slideshare?
This quick walkthrough has demonstrated that
Slideshare is a very quick, simple and easy to use
piece of software. I used it across all of the
coursework, and another advantage of using it was
that it maintained all of the formatting from the
original presentation before it was uploaded, so I
didn’t suffer from any frustrations when using the
software. Additionally, I was also able to embed
the Slideshare work to my blog with ease, which
was a real convenience.
When I have logged in, Surveymonkey displays all of the surveys that I have
created during my time using the website on this profile. To create a new
survey, I have to click on Create Survey at the bottom of the screenshot.
Creating the Survey
Having clicked on Create Survey, I am taken to this page, which allows me to add
a couple of options. I have named the survey and given it a category, and then
The edit screen
With those options added, the next screen that appears is the edit screen,
where I can add questions. To do this, I click where it says, Add Question.
Adding a Question
This screen shows how I add a question. I have full control over the question
itself, and I can also chose the type of question and how it displays in the survey
itself. Once I am done, I click Save and Add Next Question, repeating the process
until I am done.
Sharing my Survey
I want to get people to view my survey, so I click on Collect Responses at the
top. Then I have 4 options to choose from. I can embed it on my blog if I want
to, but in this case I am going to create a web-link to share on twitter. So I
select that and then click ‘Next Step’
The Link and posted to twitter
As can be seen, I have been given a link by SurveyMonkey. Then, I have
simply copied that link to a tweet and posted it. People can then click the link
and take the survey. The capitals were intended to grab people’s attention…
Finally, analysing the results…
With my results in, I click Analyse Results at the top. SurveyMonkey then
presents me with charts of my results, allowing me to get an easy summary of
answers to put towards my coursework.
Why use Surveymonkey?
Surveymonkey was an extremely easy to use and
helpful tool. I can add up to 10 questions to a
survey, which is more than enough, and I can also
add a variety of different question types. There are
multiple options to share the survey, which boosts
the audience of it, and I the summarise section
removes the need for me to create my own graphs
of results, which saves time.