Aug 25, 2014 // For DigitalChalk Users, Tutorials

PowerPoint Converter with Animations and Sound


In DigitalChalk’s recent release, Washington 1.0, a PowerPoint converter was introduced that greatly simplifies uploading a PowerPoint to our online training software. This gives you three great options to choose from now – chalkboard, web archive, and a PowerPoint converter!

With this converter, you are able to keep any animations, sounds or media clips that you have added to your presentations.
How do you save your animations and sound?

It’s easy! Simply save your PowerPoint presentation as you normally would and upload the file using the PowerPoint converter element on the DigitalChalk online training software – all of your animations and sound will be played while the students click through the presentation.

*Helpful hint: Make sure that the file type is either a PPTX or PPT for PowerPoint 2003 or later.
Uploading your PowerPoint:

Uploading your presentation to the PowerPoint converter is easy.

  1. Go to the “Manage Courses” tab.
  2. Click on the course you want to add the presentation, and then select “Manage Course Elements”.
  3. From the left side menu select the “Import a PowerPoint” option.
  4. Next, choose the PowerPoint file and then select the “Upload” button.

It’s important to note that the DigitalChalk online training software converts the PowerPoint presentation into a SCORM object – so the presentation settings are pre-selected for the delivery of that PowerPoint file.
Want to learn more about the DigitalChalk online training software? Call us at 877-321-2451 opt.1 or request a live demo with a Product Specialist.

Bekah Stinehour

Technical Writer

Bekah is a customer advocate, marketing assistant, and a technical writer for DigitalChalk. She graduated from Auburn University in 2012 and has been working with DigitalChalk for three years.

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  • Connie Hatch

    When trying to view my presentation after conversion, I get a message “browser must support html5”. I can upgrade, but will all of our customers also have to comply to view our presentation?

  • Hi Connie! Thanks for reaching out. Internet Explorer should be the only browser that users may have some issues with HTML5. To prevent any of your students from receiving the same message there are a few steps involved:

    1. Go to the “Manage Courses” tab

    2. Click on the course title and select “Manage Course Elements”

    3. Click on the PowerPoint you just converted (if it is live you will need to select “Edit the live version)

    4. Next you will need to check the box “SCO requires HTML5” and you will also need to check the box to “Use Pop-Ups”

    5. Click the “Save” button

    If you have any further questions please feel free to let us know, or you can contact our support team at 877-321-2451 (opt. 2) and support@digitalchalk:disqus .com.