Options for publishing Adobe Presenter files in Canvas at IU

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 About the Adobe Connect retirement.

After exporting your Adobe Presenter files from Adobe Connect, you can republish them in Canvas using any of the options below.

Note:
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.

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Canvas Files

Publishing to Canvas Files will give your students the same experience they had when accessing your presentation from the Connect server. Your presentation will open when students open the Module element. From the instructor standpoint, republishing files is accomplished using the Presenter plug-in in PowerPoint, but with different options than those used to publish to the Connect server. File handling requires good organization and may become challenging if you have many presentations.

  • Pros: All files needed for future changes are stored in Canvas.
  • Cons: The Files tool can become cluttered, and managing the files can be challenging. If you have many recordings, you may exceed your Canvas storage quota.

For instructions, see Republishing Adobe Presenter files to the Canvas Files tool.

Kaltura

With the help of the Office Mix add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint, you can export Adobe Presenter presentations to MP4 video and upload them to Kaltura, IU's video management platform. You can easily share Kaltura videos in Canvas via the Media Gallery or by embedding the video in the rich content editor. This option is appropriate for presentations that do not contain interactive content such as quizzes, links, or attachments.

  • Pros: Presentations are easy to upload and share in Canvas. Editable closed captions are automatically generated for all Kaltura video.
  • Cons: Editable versions of your presentation files are not backed up. You would need to back up your files in Box or another secure storage option. Interactive elements in presentations are not preserved in MP4 video.

For instructions, see Republishing Adobe Presenter files as MP4 videos with Office Mix.

VoiceThread

VoiceThread provides a very different (and potentially more interactive) experience for you and your students. Publishing to VoiceThread allows you to ask students to respond (using text, audio, or video) while they are viewing a presentation. You also can allow students to ask (and answer) questions within the presentation. VoiceThread interaction occurs asynchronously. From the instructor standpoint, VoiceThread allows you to upload your PowerPoint slides, and either record new narration or upload the narration from your original Presenter file. You can add, move, and delete slides, and record narration slide-by-slide (similar to the process used in Presenter).

  • Pros: Presentations are easy to upload, and are not stored in the Files tool, so they do not count toward your storage quota. Slides and narration files are easy to edit and update. VoiceThread allows robust interactions with students.
  • Cons: Presentation slides are not backed up. You would need to back up your files in Box or another secure storage option.

For instructions, see:

SCORM

Publishing to the Canvas SCORM tool will give your students the same experience they had when accessing your presentation from the Connect server. Your presentation will open when students open the SCORM assignment. From the instructor standpoint, republishing files is accomplished using the Presenter plug-in in PowerPoint, but with different options than those used to publish to the Connect server. Uploading files to the SCORM tool is straightforward.

  • Pros: Presentations are easy to upload, and are not stored in the Files tool, so they do not count toward your storage quota.
  • Cons: Recording files are not backed up. You would need to back up your files in Box or another secure storage option. SCORM works exclusively through the Assignments tool.

For instructions, see Republishing Adobe Presenter files to the Canvas SCORM tool.

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