Creating presentations

Presentations let you compile portfolio items in a web project that showcase your achievements. Your presentations may have multiple pages and use different themes and layouts. Presentations provide a polished, professional medium to demonstrate your learning and accomplishments.

  1. Create a new presentation
  2. Adding items to presentations
  3. Modifying the layout of presentation pages
  4. Setting the presentation banner
  5. Selecting and modifying a theme
  6. Copying presentations

 

Create a new presentation

  1. Click the New button on the My Items page and then click Presentation from the drop-down menu.
  2. Give the presentation a Name and Description.
  3. Add any Tags you want the presentation to have.
  4. Make sure the allow Comments and Assessments check boxes are selected if you plan to share the presentation with others.
  5. Click Save.

Adding items to presentations

Use the Content/Layout tab to add items to your presentations. You may add items on a single page or create multiple pages.

Tip  Try and make sure each item has a unique name. If you have multiple headings or items with the same name in a single presentation it may be difficult for people using screen readers and other non-visual assistive technologies to determine which item or section they are viewing.

Add items to a presentation

  1. Click the Content/Layout tab on the Edit Presentation page.
  2. Click the Add Component button within the area of the page you want to add an item to.
  3. Select the type of item you want to add.
  4. Select the item you want to add.
  5. Click Add.

Edit the display options for artifacts in a presentation

  1. Open the context menu (drop-down) for the item.
  2. Select Edit Display Options.
  3. Change the Title or Description of the item, if desired.

    Note  This will only change the title or description within the presentation.

  4. Select whether you want the artifact to display in-place or as a link.
  5. Select whether you want to auto-fit the artifact to the content area it is displayed in, or maintain its original size (if applicable).
  6. Select which reflections associated with the artifact to display in the presentation (if applicable).
  7. Select the appropriate options related to displaying comments and assessments.

    Note  The following file types may be displayed in-place: HTML, AVI, BMP, Flash and Shockwave Flash, GIF, JPG, MP3, PNG, QuickTime, RealAudio, WAV and WMV.

Edit the display options for reflections in a presentation

  1. Open the context menu (drop-down) for the item.
  2. Select Edit Display Options.
  3. Select the appropriate options related to displaying comments and assessments.
  4. Click Save.

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Modifying the layout of presentation pages

Use the Content/Layout tab to change where the navigation area appears on presentation pages and the arrangement of content.

Edit Presentation Navigation  Sets where the page naviagation appears. This is a presentation-level setting; you cannot select a different navigation position per presentation page.

Edit Page Layout  Sets the positioning of the content areas. This is a page-level setting; each page in your presentation can have different page layouts.

Item context menus enable you to move items to different content areas, change the order of items within a content area, and delete items from your presentation.

Use the Pages section of Content/Layout tab to add new pages to your presentation and reorder existing pages. If you have a larger presentation, you can hide subpages using those pages' Page Properties.

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Setting the presentation banner

A banner appears at the top of every page in a presentation. The presentation title usually appears in the banner, much like a header in a book. You can include additional text in the banner as a description.

Enter a banner title and description on the Banner tab on the Edit Presentation page.

Note  The theme of the presentation controls the style of the banner, including the background and fonts used. Use the Theme tab to modify banner styles.

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Selecting and modifying a theme

Themes are default style templates that help give your presentations a consistent look and feel. Themes are divided into styles which control one aspect of the design. For example, there are separate styles that control titles, links, dates and images.

Themes are provided by your organization, but you may be able to change some or all aspects of a theme.

Choose a theme

  1. Click the Theme tab on the Edit Presentation page.
  2. Click the Select button beside the theme you want to apply to your presentation.

Modify a theme

  1. Click the Edit styles icon beside your current theme.
  2. Select the element you want to modify in the list of page elements.

    Tip  Use the Filter drop-down menu to view specific groupings of elements.

  3. Use the options that appear under the Preview window to edit the style.
  4. Repeat for remaining elements.
  5. Click Save.

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Copying presentations

On the My Items page, click Copy from a presentation's context menu.

The following information is copied:

The following information is not copied:

Note You can only copy presentations from your own portfolio.

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