ARCHIVED: Republishing Adobe Presenter files to the Canvas Files tool

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At Indiana University, the Adobe Connect web collaboration and conferencing system became read-only on September 1, 2017. During the read-only phase, you can access and download previously created recordings and content, but cannot conduct live meetings or create new recordings. If you used Adobe Connect at IU, you should take steps to preserve any archived recordings you want to keep by December 28, 2017, after which the system will be fully decommissioned. For more, see ARCHIVED: About the Adobe Connect retirement.

UITS is offering a content migration service for faculty who need assistance moving their Presenter content to other platforms. To take advantage of this service, complete the Adobe Presenter Migration Support form.

Follow the instructions below to move Adobe Presenter files from Adobe Connect to the Canvas Files tool.

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Installing Adobe Presenter 10

If you haven't already done so, download Adobe Presenter 10 from IUware and install it. Make sure you uninstall any previous versions first.

Exporting your Adobe Presenter recordings

Downloading your Presenter recordings from Connect

To download Adobe Presenter recordings from Adobe Connect:

  1. Navigate to and log in with your IU credentials.
  2. From the top menu bar, choose Content.
  3. Select the Presenter recording you want to download, and then, from the "Content Information" menu bar at the top of the page, select Download Content.
  4. You'll see several options for files to download. The .zip file under the "Source Files" heading contains the audio files for each slide. The .pptx file under the "Source Files" heading is your original PowerPoint file. Click to download each source file.
  5. Unzip the .zip file, and add the .pptx file to the folder with the unzipped files.

    If your presentation is saved in .ppt format, use PowerPoint to convert it to .pptx format:

    1. Double-click the file to open it in PowerPoint.
    2. From the File menu, select Save as, and then select the folder where your unzipped audio files are saved.
    3. Next to "Save as type", make sure PowerPoint Presentation is selected.
    4. Click Save.

Publishing your recordings to your computer

After you've downloaded your Presenter recordings from Adobe Connect, to publish those recordings to your computer:

  1. Double-click the .pptx file you want to publish to open it in PowerPoint.
  2. In PowerPoint, click the Adobe Presenter tab.
  3. At the top left of your screen, click Edit.
  4. In the "Edit Audio" window, click Play to confirm that your audio is working. If you are prompted to locate your audio file, navigate to the folder where you saved the unzipped audio files, and then select the Media.ppcx file.
  5. If the audio is connected and working, you can publish the presentation:
    1. Select Publish.
    2. On the left, make sure the My Computer tab is selected, and that "Publish Format" is set to HTML5.
      • If you do not see this option, you may be using an earlier version of Adobe Presenter; make sure you have Adobe Presenter 10 (available from IUware) installed.
      • If this option is visible but grayed out, your PowerPoint presentation may be saved in .ppt format (instead of .pptx); for help saving your file in .pptx, see the note above.
    3. Under "Output Options", select Zip package.
    4. Click Publish.

      A zipped folder will be published to your computer. Unless you changed the location, the file will be published in c:\Users\username\Documents\My Adobe Presentations\presentation_name.

    Adobe Presenter - Publish Presentation screen

Uploading your Adobe Presenter files to Canvas

To upload your Adobe Presenter Files to Canvas, log into Canvas and navigate to the course where you would like to upload the Adobe Presenter recording. Then complete the following steps:

  1. Select Files.
  2. Create a new folder for the presentation.
  3. Select the folder you just created to go into the folder.
    To prevent students from accessing these folders, set your folder permission to Restricted Access; see How do I restrict files and folders to students in Canvas?
  4. Click the Upload button in the top right.
  5. Choose the zip folder that contains the presentation created in the previous section.
  6. Canvas will prompt whether you would like to upload or expand the zip folder. Choose Expand.
  7. All the files contained within the zip folder will then be uploaded and available in Canvas Files. It may take several minutes to upload the folder.
  8. After the upload has finished, click Modules.
  9. If you have not used Modules previously, you'll need to create a new module; see How do I add a module?
  10. To add a new item to the Module, click the + (plus sign) button.
  11. Click the Add drop-down menu, and select File. See How do I add assignment types, pages, and files as module items?
  12. Navigate to the folder created in the previous step, and select the file named index.htm.
  13. Click Add Item.
  14. The index.htm file will be placed in your Modules list.
If you need to publish more than one Adobe Presenter recording, close and reopen PowerPoint before publishing a new recording. Otherwise, you may see the following error:

Adobe Presenter is unable to publish this presentation. Please check that you have enough disk space and you have appropriate permissions for the destination folder.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 17:42:11.