Contents• About SlideShare• Sign up process• Upload a presentation• Edit presentation details• SlideCasts (add an audio track)• Videos in presentations• ZipCasts (online meetings)• Conclusions (pro/contra)
About SlideShareSlideShare is a website, where you can host and share your presentations and documents for others to watch in their browser.SlideShare is not an online tool to create and edit presentations.
Upload a presentationfree Pro-Features 19 $/month
Upload a presentation Pro-Features no Problem (we‘ll see later)
Upload a presentation Pro-Features only little problem: 20 MB are free
Upload a presentation Pro-Features big problem in professional/ research use
Edit presentation detailsNot all details were shown in the upload window.To get full access to all presentation details: • click on your user name in the upper-right corner • select My Uploads • select a presentation and click Edit / Delete
SlideCasts (add an audio track)You can hold your presentation „off-line“ by adding an audio track.Please note that music is not allowed! (I suppose the server automatically checks, if the MP3contains voice recordings only )
Videos in presentationsWith a free account, SlideShare just doesn‘t host videos for you,but you can easily integrate YouTube videos!
ZipCasts (online meetings)You can hold your presentation „on-line“ by inviting others to„slide meetings“. click on you user name in the upper-right corner and select My ZipCasts schedule for a certain time start immediately
Conclusions - pro• easy to set up and use• free basic version• ZipCasts for free slide meetings• Plugins for Firefox and PowerPoint available• supports multiple document formats : • PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx) • Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) • OpenOffice (.odt, .ods) • Apple (.zip, .key) • PDF • Google Docs
Conclusions - contra• presentations are always public in the free basic version• quite expensive pro-version with little extra benefit• a bit inconsistent, sometimes distracting website layout and ads• PowerPoint animations and other features are not supported: • simple animations, such as „appear“, are not displayed; the objects are just there from the beginning • the upload of presentations with more complex animations failed • the arrows in this presentation were not rendered properly