Help:Adding Media/Presentation Slides

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Why embed?

If you have facilitated in a conference/workshop before, you might have created slideshow one or two times.

Slideshows can be very useful resources for readers, especially if they did not have the opportunity to attend the conference/workshop.

Uploading and embedding the slides have several benefits like:

  • Making the work more accessible to those who were not able to attend the workshop/conference
  • Making the slides available so that people have can remix the slides to adapt it for their own institution/school.
  • Making the slide as part of the additional resource. Usually slides contain a lot of useful information such as diagram, picture and description.
  • Making the full deck and presenter note available for other facilitators.


Ways to Share

There are 3 ways to share your slides in the wiki:

  • Upload the slides to Google Slide. Then embed to the page
  • Upload the slides as a PDF, then upload to the wiki as a PDF
  • Upload the powerpoint slides as a PPTx(powerpoint) file

Each way has pros and cons:

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Upload the slides to Google Slides (Recommended)
  • Readers can watch the slides directly on the wiki page
  • Readers can easily embed or share the slides to other people because it has an embed code
  • It has an option for the reader to download in PDF and powerpoint file ( PPTx)
  • It has an ability to print directly from powerpoint
  • Readers/facilitators will have access to presenter notes
  • You will need a google account to create the slide on Google Slide
  • If you are using complicated animation/effect in the powerpoint, it may take a time to make adjustment when imported to Google slide
Upload the slide as a PDF
  • Readers can open a slide directly on the web page
  • It is printer-friendly
  • It does not have an embed/share links that allow others to share the slide easily
  • Readers/Facilitators will not have access to presenter notes
Upload the slide as a PPTx(powerpoint) file
  • If you were using complex animation/effects in powerpoint, this may be more appropriate method.
  • Readers can have an access to original PPTx (powerpoint) file
  • On desktop browsers, powerpoint file will be downloaded to desktop instead of opening up directly as a slide.

Method 1: Upload the slides to Google Slide (how to)

Example

This is an example of embedding Google Presentation. Readers can read the slide directly from the page, and they can easily get an embed code.

Step 1: Upload your powerpoint slide on Google Slide

If you have already created a slide directly on Google Slide, you can skip step 1-4.

  1. Go to Google Slide and start a new presentation
  2. Select File>Import Slides to upload your slides.
  3. Select All Slides to import all slides
    Beside select slides, click on All to import all of your slides. After you have selected, press Import Slides.
  4. All of the slides are imported. Make necessary adjustment.
  5. (Important step) In order to make the slide embeddable, select File>Publish to the web to make the Google Slide publicly available

Step 2: Embed the Google Slide on your page

  1. Copy the wikicode below
    {{#widget:Google Presentation|docid=|size=}}
  2. A block of text that looks like "Start_Widget...,,," will appear. Click on the text and press Edit.
    Paste it in the page that you want to embed Google Slide. A block of text that looks like "Start_Widget...,,," will appear. Click on the text and press Edit.
  3. Replace the Docid
    The docid is the parameter in document URL. Find the docid for your presentation and enter the doc id. For example, if the URL of the presentation is https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18PBCgIGhxHWR9KxeSnbSXClyVBob1vL-98orPuiOQIQ/edit#slide=id.p ,the doc id is the bolded part ofThe part highlighted by red is the doc id the URL.
    The part highlighted by red is the doc id
    The size is the parameter that is optional. You can enter parameter such as small, medium or large in order to control how large you want your slides to be. After you're done, press Apply Changes.
  4. You're done! Now you have embedded your Google Slide.

Method 2: Upload your slides as a PDF (how to)

Example

See the Powerpoint slide - History of the Creative Commons.

When you click on the link that says "History of the Creative Commons" it will open up a pdf page on the same window.

Step1: Turn your powerpoint into a PDF

Follow the steps from:

Save Powerpoint presentations as a PDF File in Microsoft Powerpoint to learn how to convert powerpoint into PDF file.

Step 2: Upload the PDF to the Wiki and get the link of the PDF

  1. Go to Special:UploadWizard to upload the PDF file that you have just created.
  2. When you're at the end of Upload Wizard (i.e.the screen that says "Thanks for uploading") Click on the file name below the PDF image to go to the file page.
    Click on the file name below the image to go to the file page
  3. You are at the file page. Right click on the file name under the PDF right click on the file name under the PDF file image and copy the link to the PDF .
    right click on the file name to get the link to the PDF
  4. Go back to your wiki page. Insert a link using the link button (VisualEditor - Toolbar - Linking.png) .
  5. Click on the external link tab. Paste the link that you have copied from step 3. Then Press Done
    click external file and paste the link
  6. You're done! Now you have created a link to a powerpoint pdf.

Method 3: Upload your slide as a powerpoint file (.pptx)

Example

See - the Powerpoint slide -History of the Creative Commons (note: the powerpoint will automatically download to your desktop)

Upload your slide as a powerpoint file

  1. Go to Special:UploadWizard to upload the powerpoint file.
  2. When you're at the end of Upload Wizard (i.e.the screen that says "Thanks for uploading") Click on the file name to go to the file page.
    click on the file name to go to the file page
  3. You are at the file page. right click on the file name and copy the link to the [powerpoint .
    right click on the file name
  4. Go back to your wiki page. Insert a link using the link button (VisualEditor - Toolbar - Linking.png) .
  5. Click on the external link tab. Paste the link that you have copied from step 3. Then Press Done
    click external file and paste the link
  6. You're done! Now you have created a link to a powerpoint slide.

Other methods of uploading slides

Other than the 3 methods that are recommended in the above, there are other ways to embed slides such as SlideShare and Prezi. To learn how to embed the slide in Slideshare or Prezi, see the help page below: