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Microsoft PowerPoint - Presentation View

Introduction

The Presentation View allows you to use Microsoft PowerPoint presentations to its full capacity. If instructors or students use the Presentation View while giving a presentation in class, they can have the slides project while they navigate between slides and see their notes on the computer from which they are presenting.

 

Please click below for an audio introduction to the Presentation View in Microsoft PowerPoint.

 

Instructions on How to Use Presentation View of PowerPoint

Please click here to download a pdf version of the instructional guide to using the Presentation View in PowerPoint.


For additional information on guidelines for quality and accessibility, please visit the following resources:

Presentation Quality Standards:

http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/powerpoint.html
http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/skills/presentations.aspx

Presentation Accessibility Guidelines:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/creating-accessible-presentations-HA001166768.aspx
http://www.w3.org/WAI/training/accessible

Technical Requirements and Where to Access Microsoft Office Suite

Mac Requirements:

  • Intel, PowerPC G5 or PowerPC G4 (500 MHz or faster) processor
  • Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1.5 GB hard drive

Windows Requirements:

  • 500 MHz processor speed or higher
  • Windows XP SP 2, Server 2003 SP1 or later
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 2 GB hard drive

Go to http://us20.trymicrosoftoffice.com/product.aspx?re_ms=oo&family=officepr... to download a 60 day free trial of MS Office Pro 2007;

 

Go to http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/Office2008/trial-download.mspx to download a 30 day free trial for MS Office 2008 for Mac.

 

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Reviews

Every e-Tool in the e-Toolbox was reviewed by either a UDI Online Project research and design team member, or one or several faculty at five partner institutions who incorporated a specific e-Tool into an online or blended course they taught. Faculty from these partner institutions also requested that students review the e-Tool included in a course or products created through the use of the e-Tool (e.g., documents, videos, audio clips, or other items). Likert scale surveys with open-ended questions were used by respondents.  Feedback from the reviewing UDI Online team member or faculty who used a tool is presented in addition to student ratings when available. 

 

e-Tool Review Results

Faculty e-Tool Review Results
Number of faculty reviewers: 6

1. The e-tool was easy to incorporate into my course.

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2. I used the e-tool to address the following: (Select all that apply).

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3. Do you think the e-tool exemplified the construct of UDI within your course?
(UDI is defined as an approach to teaching that consists of the proactive design and use of inclusive instructional strategies that benefit a broad range of learners including students with disabilities.)

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4. Please comment on the benefits of using the e-tool in your course.

  • Saves paper and paper load for students. A change of pace from paper.
  • Allows students to review content at their own pace.
  • In my blended course, I provided a link to class notes on Microsoft Word. I also used Power Point Presentation Mode as an alternative to students' simply reading the notes. The presentation was more animated; in addition, I narrated/explained each slide, just as I would in the classroom.
  • Students can access it at any time for the duration that fits their needs.

5. Please comment on any drawbacks of using the e-tool in your course.

  • Limited use within the course management software used by my university (this is more a problem with it than with PPT).

6. I will use the e-tool in another course.

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7. In the future, I will use the e-tool to address the following: (Select all that apply)

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The one person who used the instructional guide somewhat agreed with that the instructional guide was useful, but felt like they already knew the information.

 

 

Student e-Tool Review Results

 

Number of students who took the survey: 13

Number of students with learning disabilities who took the survey: 1

1. The tool was easy to use.

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2. The tool assisted me with the following: (Select all that apply)

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3. Please comment on the benefits of using the tool in the course.

  • They covered the subject.
  • It was a great way to learn and get the class involved.
  • This program clearly explained the MLA Citation & I was able to format & print it easily.
  • Great way to do presentations.

4. Please comment on any drawbacks of using the tool.

  • Should not be in a zipped folder because that makes it harder to open in a MAC.
  • I had difficulties using them with Google Chrome.
  • Nothing really.