Although Powerpoint is widely used as the main slideshow program, there are interesting alternatives that can give your presentations a different style and depth. These also are good options for embedding multiple media elements. The two programs we train on are Prezi & Vuvox. Both are alternative slideshow programs but deliver the content in very different ways. These are online programs so they can be edited anywhere and can be left private or opened up for the public to view.
Faculty and Students
Instructor Led-Hands on
30-50 Minutes In Class Time
- Understand best practices in presenting
- Understand presentation formatting styles
- Ability to incorporate audio, video, images and text into a presentation
Professor Liz Lewis- Educational Psychology Class
View images from Professor Lewis’s student presentations here.
Prezi is a flash based presentation program that is one large canvas where you add multiple images, videos and text. It doesn’t have traditional slides but instead you can pan and zoom across the canvas in any direction to quickly focus in on one element. The creator has the ability of programming the Prezi to follow along a certain path so that gives the feeling of a more traditional slideshow.
Vuvox describes itself as a collage and is a rectangular display where you can pan forward or backwards across the collage. Vuvox lends itself well to a very image rich presentation. It integrates all of the elements seamlessly and allows you overlap items to keep everything connected. It also has a cutout function which gives you the tool to cut certain sections out of image so it blends well into the next image, combining the two in a sense.
Prezi – Ted Talk – Chris Anderson