Putting it all together

Now that you have created this great presentation with dynamic video, animated process diagrams, and a screen-captured demo of your website, what happens next so you can share it? Well, that depends on what you need it for.

If you are going to click through and give a demonstration in class, you’ll need different steps than if you intend to have others view your presentation on their own time. We’ve shared a few tips and reminders for how to save, share, and present your upgraded presentation.

Cat presentation slide about cat blogs

Synchronous (live) presentations

For use in the classroom or in front of a group, your presentation can be saved as a regular Powerpoint. In a virtual-live environment such as on Zoom, Blackboard, GoToMeeting, etc., you’ll be able to share your screen and run the different media as though you were in person.

Tip: Make sure you have turned off audio and rehearsed any timings for animations or screen capture sharing before you present. You’ll want to make sure if you have voiceovers for a recorded playback that you also have a clean copy – without the voiceover – for presenting live.

Tip: If there is to be a discussion of your presentation following your display, you will also want a copy of your presentation that has no animations or videos, so when you complete the presentation you can switch the shared window to this copy. This will allow you to click back and forth between slides quickly to address questions. This also can be your “leave behind” presentation deck, if you need to submit a copy for someone to refer to later.

Tip: Remember that when presenting live in a virtual environment, you are sharing your whole screen. That means if you wanted to display the notes section to read from them, others will be able to see them as well. If you must have a script, print it or have it on another device so you aren’t displaying them to the rest of the virtual room.

Asynchronous (pre-recorded) presentations

If you are allowing people to view your presentation without you to guide them, you’ll want to make full use of the recording options. Powerpoint will let you save your entire presentation as an mp4 formatted video, complete with recorded voiceover, which is compatible with most players.

Tip: The file size of an mp4 can be pretty large; you may want to get a YouTube or Vimeo channel and upload it to the web. Depending on the presentation and its purpose, you can select to have the video be public or private for searching. Then you can simply share the link with those who need to view the presentation. This method is particularly helpful if there will be people who need to view your presentation on mobile since the file size might stop them from downloading to their device.

Side notes for the age of Zoom

Just because you have to present your awesome multimedia work in a virtual environment doesn’t mean you can lax on security. With many classes and events being held on Zoom, you should pay careful attention to safety in case you are the host of the room. Here’s a quick video with some great tips.

Can’t see it? Watch it here.

There are more resources about getting set up for a good Zoom event that is great for students, professors, and everyone else. Just look on Baruch’s Center for Teaching and Learning’s website. And of course, you can always contact the MakerHub, too.

Lesson One: Intro to embedded media
Lesson Two: Appropriate animations
Lesson Three: Screen capture
Lesson Four: Recording a presentation
Lesson Five: Putting it all together
Further Resources