ARCHIVED: Oncourse Presentations: Overview

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Important:
Oncourse is retired. For details, see About the Oncourse retirement.

What it does

The Presentations tool is used to create learning and showcase portfolios as well as other types of simple websites. Presentations created with this tool often serve real-world purposes, such as career development and job search, documentation of and reflection on experience and learning, professional development, and collaboration. For example, you might create a presentation for your resume or curriculum vitae. You might create a presentation to demonstrate your proficiency in relation to programmatic or institutional learning outcomes or in relation to a set of professional development goals. Presentations also can be used to showcase art, writing, or other talents and skills you have developed, or to present the results of an individual or group project.

To create and work with a presentation in Oncourse, you will use both the Resources and Presentations tools. First, collect the material you want to present in a public folder in My Workspace Resources. Then use the Presentations tool to write a narrative about your materials and embed or link to them within the page.

The Presentations tool allows you to:

  • Create pages for your presentation using the rich-text editor
  • Embed or link to materials stored in My Workspace Resources or elsewhere on the web
  • Publish presentations for audiences of your choosing, including both site participants and people who are not members of the site
  • Notify others that a presentation has been shared with them
  • Search for shared and unshared presentations, and request access to view them
  • Edit, comment on, and delete your presentations
  • Invite comments on your presentations and view and manage comments you receive
  • View and comment on the presentations that others have shared with you, and view comments you have made about these presentations
  • View statistics on who has accessed your presentations
  • Download a copy of a presentation to your desktop

Key concepts

Templates: To create a presentation, you need a template. Three global templates are available for everyone to use when creating presentations from My Workspace or from other sites; for descriptions, see ARCHIVED: Creating a presentation. Some sites may contain additional templates.

Note: The portfolio environment is highly customizable. If you're interested in creating a customized portfolio template for your students, contact your campus teaching and learning center. For more, see ARCHIVED: Presentation Maker.

Things to consider

Help documentation

For help documentation about the Presentations tool, see ARCHIVED: Presentations.

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