ARCHIVED: In Oncourse Presentations, how do I create a presentation?

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To create a presentation portfolio, complete the following steps:

  1. Create the presentation
  2. Edit summary information
  3. Complete the required settings
  4. Add content

Create the presentation

  1. From the menubar of the relevant site or of My Workspace, choose Presentations.
  2. If the Presentations home page is not displayed, click the reset buttonThe reset button at the top of the page returns you to the home page for the current tool ).
  3. At the top of the Presentations home page, click Create New Presentation.
  4. Under "Enter a Name for Your Presentation", type a descriptive name for your presentation. (This is the name that will display on the home page of the Presentations tool; it will not appear within the presentation itself.)
  5. Under "What type of presentation would you like to create?", select the template on which the presentation will be based. The following options are available to everyone in My Workspace and in all sites; additional options may be available in some specific sites:
    • Presentation Maker - Academic Portfolio: Template with nine possible sections (Welcome, About Me, Goals, Philosophy, Classes & Projects, Work Showcase, Optional Section 1, Optional Section 2, and Resume) and prompts to create a personal academic website
    • Presentation Maker - Personal Development Plan: Template with seven possible sections (About Me, Educational Goals and Plans, Career Goals, Academic Showcase, Campus and Community Connections, My College Achievements, and Resume) and prompts to create a Personal Development Plan

      Note: This template is used by many of the IUPUI University College, First Year Seminar courses.

    • Presentation Maker - Simple Web Site: A template with nine possible sections to create a simple, static website
  6. Click Create. You'll go to the Summary tab for that presentation.

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Edit summary information

On the Summary tab, you can do the following:

  • To change the title, next to the title of the presentation, click Edit Title. Modify the title in the box provided, and click Save Changes.
  • To enter or modify the description of the presentation, next to "Description:", click Edit Description. In the box that appears, type your description, and then click Save Changes.
  • Under "Status", review the status for your presentation and change it if desired. By default, new presentations are active, meaning the presentation is available to view by whomever you choose to share it with. When the status of a presentation is inactive, only you can view it, even if it has been shared with others.

    Note: By default, anyone with access to Oncourse can search for and ask you for access to your presentation. To exclude your presentation from these searches, check Don't show this presentation in global search results beneath the Active radio button.

  • To allow people with whom you've shared your presentation to add comments, under "Comments", select Allow. If you do not want comments, or you do not want additional comments, select Disable.

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Complete the required settings

Under "Quick Start Links", click Required Settings to decide certain options before you can preview your presentation. These settings will vary according to the template, but may include fields such as:

  • Your Name: Your name as you would like it displayed in the presentation website
  • Title: The title of your presentation as you would like it displayed in the presentation website
  • Theme: Generally, this field determines the visual style of the presentation, although templates may vary. Additional presentations can be created with different themes at any time.

When you've finished entering the required settings, at the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

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Add content

To add content to your presentation:

  1. Click either the Add/Edit Content tab or the Add/Edit Content link under "Quick Start Links".
  2. The Add/Edit Content page contains one or more sections with instructions. To create a new page (or group of pages) for a section, below the "Available Items" box for that section, click Create New.
  3. You will be prompted to fill out a form. Fill out the form and click Save Changes to return to the Add/Edit Content page.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each section of the presentation.
  5. To preview your work at any time, in the upper right, click Preview the Presentation.

Note: To use material from another presentation as a starting point, see ARCHIVED: Copying all or part of a presentation.

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