We love Canva here! And find their presentation templates to be really helpful for creating great looking decks, however sometimes you need to put things into PowerPoint so you can present offline or want to use the presentaion tools in Teams. Luckily for us Canva include an option to download to PowerPoint which creates a… Continue reading #727 Updated! How to save a Canva presentation to PowerPoint
Easily add a video of yourself talking over a slide using the Insert – Cameo feature in PowerPoint. Here’s how:
The Morph transition allows you to animate smooth movement from one slide to the next – without the need for motion paths and animations. A top tip is to duplicate a slide and drag elements around. Here is a very quick demonstration of moving a shape in PowerPoint using the duplicating slide method. Remember to… Continue reading #706 PowerPoint: Try the new Morph transition
Convert is a cool little feature in the Draw ribbon in PowerPoint. It converts your drawings with a stylus or mouse into text, a shape or a mathematics symbol. Here is a quick video to show you how… Also, a big shout out to the #1minuteCPD team on publishing 700 minutes of CPD. That’s over… Continue reading #700 Convert Ink to Text/Shape/Math in PowerPoint
Here’s a handy little add-in in Powerpoint if you want to add a timer to your presentation. For example, if you are having a coffee break in the middle, you can set a timer that lets your participants know when you will be restarting your session.
I saw this super-easy hack on TikTok to create an organisation chart in PowerPoint. Start with a list and use tabs to create a hierarchy of staff. Then all you need to do is convert the list using SmartArt.
Ever find yourself in need of a set of icons? Not sure your graphic design skills are up to the job? Fear not! PowerPoint can be used to create a range of simple icons, and the best bit is it’s super easy to do. These Icons can then be used to transform your Moodle Grid… Continue reading #584 Need Icons? Use PowerPoint!
Do you have a presentation coming up and want to practice it? Presenter coach will allow you to do just that! It will listen to you talk through your presentation and make recommendations on how you can improve. Talk too fast? Say umm too many times? It will let you know so that you can… Continue reading #558 Practice your presentations with presenter coach
If you use PowerPoint online, it has an awesome feature that allows you to add captions to your live presentation. Once you turn it on, it shows a written version of everything that you say at the bottom of the page. It is quite accurate, although you may find that it doesn’t quite get some… Continue reading #532 Get live captioning with PowerPoint Online
I actually stumbled across this one accidentally and now it makes life (when using PowerPoint) easier! If you need to re-arrange the order of objects on a slide this is a very straight forward method. image is by Creative Sustainability and is CC BY-SA 2.0