Student Presentations Overview Introduction Prepping Zipping Uploading unZipping Viewing Introduction This is the Student Presentation icon. Some instructors choose to use this tool for collaborative or individual student presentations.
This is the Student Presentation icon. Some instructors choose to use this tool for collaborative or individual student presentations.
The presentation is typically created using Microsoft PowerPoint then uploaded via this tool for viewing by peers.
Student Presentations may be found directly on the Homepage OR inside a specific course section.Locating Presentations
In this tutorial the Student Presentation tool is inside the section for “Study Tools”, click to enter section.
To enter Student Presentations, click on the icon.
The Presentations tool will list all presentation groups. Only a group member has access to their presentation area to upload or exchange files.Presentations Overview
Click the button for “Edit Files” to enter your presentation area.
Inside the presentation area there are many options for developing or working with your presentation files.Presentations Overview
You can create your presentation directly online by clicking the “Create File” button and using the HTML editor.
More often than not the presentation is created using Microsoft PowerPoint, saved as a Web page and uploaded.
The following section of this tutorial describes saving as a Web Page in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 has similar steps.
From within PowerPoint click on File and choose the option for “Save as Web Page…”.Saving as Web Page
For any presentation to be viewable in the Student Presentations tool the top level file MUST be saved as “index.html”.Settings
Click the “Publish” button.
Select the second radio button under “Browser support”.
Click the button for “Web Options…”.
Select the tab for “Files”. Presentations tool the top level fileSettings
DELESELECT Presentations tool the top level file the checkbox for “Organize supporting files in a folder” and click “OK” button when done.Settings
Click the “Browse…” button. Presentations tool the top level fileSettings
Select to create new folder.
To exit, click the “OK” button.
To finalize the save as web page process click the “Publish” button.Settings
The save as web page process produces a single folder containing multiple files.
Since WebCT only allows for single file uploading these will need to be zipped or compressed into a .zip file.Zipping
Windows: winzip <http://www.winzip.com>
Macintosh: zipit <http://www.maczipit>
Once the zipping program is installed, open the application, then drag and drop all files from within the presentation folder.Zipping
With the mouse click after the word “\Desktop\” and type in the name of the presentation (index).
This will be the name of the zipped file.
Click the “Add” button.
Click the x box to close.
The zipped file (located on the desktop) is now ready for uploading to your Student Presentation area where it will need to be unzipped.
Inside Student Presentations for your group click on the “Upload” button.Uploading
Click the “Browse…” button.
Locate and click once to select the zip file. Click “Open” when done.Uploading
Click the “Upload” button.
To extract the files select the checkbox next to the zipped file title and click the “Unzip” button.Unzipping
Click the “Unzip” button.
To view the presentation click on the WebCT Breadcrumb for “Student Presentations”.Viewing
To open a presentation click on the title in the “Description” column.