Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Distributing Teaching Presentations, from JISC

JISC provides yet another helpful advice document, this time on distributing teaching presentations.  Because of its market share dominance among presentation tools, PowerPoint is the main focus of this piece, although some options for Keynote users are mentioned.  The document includes information about SlideShare, PDFs, and screencasting.

The document closes with a noteworthy statement: "It is important to ensure that in making the presentation more widely available the user is not breaching the copyright of the material (including the text) within the presentation."  Slideshare allows you to restrict access to selected people on a contact list, such as students or colleagues.  And of course, the University of Colorado's learning management system, CULearn, provides the same functionality.  Instructors should contact Steve Bailey, our Academic Technology Coordinator extraordinaire, for more information about using CULearn.

Image: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com, Portrait with PowerPoint, after Pieter Jansz van Asch, 2009, available from Flickr under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License

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