PowerPoint presentations are one of the most common ways to deliver eLearning content on learning management systems (LMS). Often times, they are set up for the student to click through each slide manually rather than viewing an automated presentation. The DigitalChalk chalkboard element allows you to upload PowerPoint presentations to our system and then synch it to an audio file, creating a video presentation for the student to watch.
How to Save Your PowerPoint Presentation
If you are a Windows user, you will want to save your PowerPoint presentation by finding the “Save As” option under the Windows icon – make sure to change the file type to a PNG. As a Windows user, you will not have to enter any size dimensions – it is automatically set to the correct 640 x 480 size. The presentation will save within a new folder because the slides have been saved as individual JPEG files.
*Helpful hint: Saving this slideshow to your desktop makes it easier to find when uploading it to the chalkboard.
After you have saved this file, open the new folder that was created and select all of the slides in it. Now that you have selected all slides, right click (be sure that all of the slides are still selected) and choose to compress them together – this will create the .zip file needed for the chalkboard.
Uploading Your Slideshow to a Chalkboard
*Important Tip: Remember to customize the layout of your chalkboard, giving you the option to add slides.
To upload your slideshow you will:
Uploading an Audio File
Before you can add your slides to the timeline you must now upload an audio file, this can be any audio file you’d like – or if you would prefer to not have sound accompany the slide DigitalChalk has provided blank audio files for you to download and use. You can choose from 5 to 20 minutes, 25 to 40 minutes, and 45 to 60 minutes.
Once you have chosen the audio file that you want to:
Adding the Slides to the Timeline
Now that both the slides and audio files have successfully been uploaded to the chalkboard you can begin to add the slides to the timeline. Not sure how to add your slides to the chalkboard timeline? Check out this video to walk you through on how to add slides to the timeline.