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Online Presentation Tools

  1. 1. Online Presentation Tools: SlideShare (plus), Google, Zoho Show, Thinkfree & Mixcaster Patricia F. Anderson <> Health Sciences Libraries, UM May 9, 2008 © 2008 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Online social tools are useful for … <ul><li>Folk who use multiple computers in various locations </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery of items similar to your selections </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing resources with peers, managers, students & others </li></ul><ul><li>Web site development & support </li></ul><ul><li>Building communities and discovering like-minded individuals </li></ul>
  3. 3. Online Presentation Resources <ul><li>When making a presentation, you want pictures, and a few words. And people. </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Pictures: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Image Search Engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building your presentation -- Zoho: Show </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing your presentation (& finding other presentations) -- </li></ul>
  4. 4. Creating Accounts <ul><li>Each account per tool (Flickr, Zoho, Slideshare, Thinkfree) must usually be associated with a unique e-mail address. </li></ul><ul><li>If creating an account to be shared across an office, consider creating an e-mail list to serve as the contact e-mail address. </li></ul>
  5. 5. More: Copyright & Licensing <ul><li>Creative Commons license options for both SlideShare and Flickr </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there an institutional policy? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What does your boss think? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most conservative license is “All Rights Reserved.” </li></ul><ul><li>Next most conservative, but more open, is Creative Commons, non-commercial use only, no derivatives. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Home
  7. 7. Home: Featured
  8. 8. About <ul><li>Content from those who want to get their ideas out: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not-for-profits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. About 2 <ul><li>Things to do with SlideShare: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find teaching materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share teaching materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share conference slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review content remotely from secured computers. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Slideshare - About sharing <ul><li>Share with all </li></ul><ul><li>Share with many </li></ul><ul><li>Share with few </li></ul><ul><li>NOTES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People can download your presentation without asking you first, unless YOU specify otherwise when uploading the file. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People can ask you. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Things to Do <ul><li>Conference and Event presentation collections </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tags
  13. 13. Tag Browse
  14. 14. Searching <ul><li>No advanced search </li></ul><ul><li>Sloppy search, but getting better all the time. Content growing rapidly. </li></ul><ul><li>Pluses: Searches full text of presentation slides, and breaks out full text in display </li></ul>
  15. 15. My SlideSpace
  16. 16. My SlideSpace <ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Favorites </li></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul>
  17. 17. My SlideSpace <ul><li>Feedback & Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Who are you reaching? </li></ul><ul><li>Track use and downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Build a following, build your reputation </li></ul>
  18. 18. Slidecast <ul><li>Do it yourself podcast creation: sync slides to audio. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Slidecast <ul><li>Click “Edit” on an already loaded slide presentation </li></ul>
  20. 20. Slidecast <ul><li>Need to provide a URL for audio MP3 file - no option to upload file. </li></ul><ul><li>Assumption is URL needs to be stable / permanent </li></ul>
  21. 21. Slidecast <ul><li>Can load audio and process right away, or come back later to finish. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Slidecast <ul><li>Audio synchronization tool requires good vision. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Slidecast <ul><li>Select slides currently being edited </li></ul>
  24. 24. Slidecast <ul><li>Select audio range currently being edited </li></ul><ul><li>Drag bars in audio to mark beginning and end of range. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Slidecast <ul><li>What it looks like at the end of editing. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Slidecast <ul><li>What it looks like when it is completed. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Zoho Show: Home
  28. 28. Zoho Show: What You Can Do
  29. 29. Zoho Show: Ways to Use It <ul><li>Backup your presentation, in case: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your computer fries at a conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you have to use someone else’s computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are working from a public computer without your preferred presentation software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Last minute edits / updates to previously loaded presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pseudo Webcast presentations -- conference call + online slideshow you control </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing job candidates remotely </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speakers & consulting presentations </li></ul>
  30. 30. Zoho Show: New Presentation
  31. 31. Zoho Show: Other Design Styles
  32. 32. Zoho Show: Editing Interface
  33. 33. Zoho Show: Adding a New Slide
  34. 34. Zoho Show: Images & Flickr
  35. 35. Zoho Show: Images & Flickr <ul><li>Success! </li></ul>
  36. 36. Zoho Show: Menus <ul><li>Import PPT </li></ul><ul><li>Export as HTML </li></ul><ul><li>Share with Others </li></ul>
  37. 37. Other Free Zoho Online Tools <ul><li>Zoho Writer (word processing) </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho Sheet (spreadsheet) </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho Polls (surveys) </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho Creator (online databases) </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>More … at </li></ul>
  38. 38. Google Docs Presentation Tool <ul><li>Google’s presentation tool is part of the Google Docs suite of applications </li></ul>
  39. 39. Google Docs Presentation Tool <ul><li>NOTE: Can only upload 10Meg files for slide presentations. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Google: Special Features <ul><li>Email your files to load </li></ul><ul><li>Can share files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For viewing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More on this soon </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Google: Edit View
  42. 42. Google: Edit View
  43. 43. Google: Edit View
  44. 44. Google: Edit View
  45. 45. Google: Edit View
  46. 46. Google: Edit View
  47. 47. Google: Importing Images (Oops!)
  48. 48. Google: Share & Publish Tabs
  49. 49. Google: Sharing <ul><li>Collaborators </li></ul><ul><li>Viewers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Asynchronous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Create Event” = Synchronous </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. Google: Online Presentation <ul><li>Online presentation > like web conferencing </li></ul>
  51. 51. Google: Online Presentation <ul><li>Online presentation > like web conferencing </li></ul>
  52. 52. Google: Presentation View
  53. 53. Thinkfree <ul><li>Like Zoho, provides a suite of applications </li></ul>
  54. 54. Thinkfree <ul><li>Quick Edit for online presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Power Edit to create Powerpoint compatible documents </li></ul>
  55. 55. Thinkfree: Quick Edit
  56. 56. Thinkfree: Edit View
  57. 57. Thinkfree: Upload Files <ul><li>Upload files - same reasons as for Zoho Show. </li></ul>
  58. 58. Thinkfree: Upload Files <ul><li>What uploaded file looks like. </li></ul>
  59. 59. Thinkfree: FYI <ul><li>CONS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not compatible with all browsers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New - still needs some fine-tuning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PROS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interface comfortable to people familiar with Powerpoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile (can update via phone) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial (support team?) </li></ul></ul>
  60. 60. MixerCast <ul><li>Blends uploaded media files into shareable presentation. </li></ul>
  61. 61. MixerCast <ul><li>Upload and annotate various media types </li></ul>
  62. 62. MixerCast <ul><li>Wizard available to simplify production. </li></ul>
  63. 63. MixerCast <ul><li>Variety of layouts </li></ul>
  64. 64. Synopsis <ul><li>Topics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare : Import, share, no online editing, Slidecast: Podcast, <50meg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoho Show: Import, edit, share, live webcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google: Import, edit, share, export, live webcasting, <10meg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinkfree : Import, edit, share, export – like PPT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MixerCast : Not like PPT, more multimedia, share </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact Info: Patricia Anderson, </li></ul>
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