We are often asked how to upload an existing PowerPoint or other visual presentation to a course along with audio. This can be an effective way to take materials that you have used to teach in-person and convert them into a multi-media online learning step. Here's a quick overview. 

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  • Embed your PowerPoint, KeyNote, GoogleSlides, SlideShare, or Prezi presentation. You can embed your PowerPoint by saving it as a PDF and then uploading it to Scribd, which will give you a secure embed code. Make your file private, and use the "Slideshow" type under embed options. Add the embed code provided to an "Embed" Block. 

PowerPoint with voice-over

  • Most versions of PowerPoint allow you to add voice-over to a presentation. Search Google for help if you don't know how to add voice-over in your version. 
  • After adding the voice-over, save the file as an MP4 file (a video file type), then upload it to a Video Block. 

Presentation with separate audio

  • Record your audio and upload to an Audio Block. 
  • Embed or attach your PowerPoint, KeyNote, SlideShare, or Prezi presentation on the same page along with the audio. You can embed your PowerPoint by saving it as a PDF and then uploading it to Scribd, which will give you a secure embed code. Make your file private, and use the "Slideshow" type under embed options. Add the embed code provided to an "Embed" Block. 

Simple image slides

  • Create a very simple slideshow with the new Carousel Block. Learners will be able to advance at their own pace through a series of images or slides that you upload. 

*Other types of presentations can be embedded as long as they provide a secure (https) embed code. 

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