Use PowerPoint to create, organize, deliver, and update presentations with images, links, videos, and more. When used well, it can be very effective, but you’ll want to mix it with other strategies. Use images to help pose a thorny question or explain visual relationships. Clear a slide after discussing it and blank the screen during long pauses. Limit your use of animation and sound effects.
Prezi is a browser-based alternative to PowerPoint that creates a create a canvas of text, videos, and visuals. Identify a path among the items; as you view the presentation, Prezi zooms in on each one in turn. If an item is placed at an angle, the canvas rotates.
Google Slides is an alternative that lets multiple people edit the same presentation at one time.
At Notre Dame
- General support contact: OIT Help Desk (631-8111) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kaneb Center – Presentation Zen workshop and additional resources
- Earn the presentation badge through the Kaneb Center’s Teaching Well Using Technology program
- Seven (+?) resources for better PowerPoint
- Help with Prezi
- Comparison chart – PowerPoint and Prezi
- Help with SlideShare
- Eleven+ ways NOT to use PowerPoint
- Nine sources of free images
- Presentation Makeover Week (1st week of February)
[updated July 2017]