PPT to WWW
For many academics, slide show presentations—probably most typically composed and delivered using PowerPoint—represent an important form of scholarly communication, and there is increasing interest in ways to make PowerPoint documents available via the Web.
You can distribute PowerPoint presentations over the Internet in a number of ways. Unfortunately, no single way is the best for every situation. Here are a few factors that may influence how and where you decide to make your slides available.
- First off, the information on this site is not meant for those interested in recording a class or a special event at Wesleyan. If that is your aim, please go to the Wesleyan webpage on classroom recording. If your goal is to share PowerPoint documents outside of the context of a performance recording, then read on.
- If your presentation includes copyrighted content, you may need to restrict yourself to displaying it within the context of a course Blackboard. By making it available only to your students you can more easily adhere to the limitations of fair use.
- If your presentation includes animations, audio, or external media, you will have to decide how important these enhancements are. The simpler your presentation, the more robust it will be on the web. Most conversion techniques involve significant flattening of extended features.
- You also need to decide how you feel about making it easy for people to dowload their own personal copies of your files. You might not want people tampering with or lifting your work. And you might not want to have outdated versions of your work floating about.
You can always get help from an Academic Computing Manager, but if you prefer the flexibility of doing things yourself, you'll find some tips and examples below. The first option to consider is downloading straight .ppt files.
Or if you want to cut right to the chase, you should feel free to go straight to the bottom line.