We love Canva at 1minutecpd HQ and find it a really easy way to create eye catching presentations. Canva now has an export to PowerPoint function which makes it even more user friendly (and accessible!), take a look at the following video to find out how: Want to learn more about Canva? Have a look… Continue reading #518 Export your Canva presentations to PowerPoint
Mentimeter is a popular tool to make sessions more interactive, but having to switch between presentation and browser can make using it in sessions a bit of a pain. Never fear though, there is a great PowerPoint add-on that allows you to embed your Mentimeter activities directly into your presentation. See the video below to… Continue reading #515 Seamless Menti’s with the PowerPoint add-in
If like me you need a bit of help in making your presentations look pretty, Office 365 has a great tool that you can use in PowerPoint Online – Design Ideas (you can find this in the Design tab on the Ribbon). This can transform a slide from a caterpillar into a butterfly. Watch this… Continue reading #512 PowerPoint Online: Design Ideas
A picture says a thousand words is the commonly quoted saying, but what if you can’t see the picture very well? Many students rely on screen readers to access online content, but when it comes to pictures, they can only work if the image has an ‘alternative description’. Adding these descriptions is now much easier… Continue reading #509 Automatic alternative text for images in PowerPoint Online
Liveslides is a PowerPoint add-on that will allow you to quickly embed a website into your presentation. This useful tool will mean that you will no longer need to switch between several windows whilst giving a presentation. To view the website, you must have the add-on installed, so if you plan on sharing the… Continue reading #462 Liveslides: quickly embed websites into PowerPoint
In #357 we showed you how to add a gif to a PowerPoint, but what if the perfect gif doesn’t already exist? Don’t worry, in just a few simple steps you can animate an image, creating a gif to suit your needs! In this video we will take you through creating and exporting an image,… Continue reading #457 Giphy: Animate your images
PowerPoint has an inbuilt tool to help make sure that your slides are optimised for people using screen readers. They also include a really helpful table which highlights some common mistakes that can make your slides inaccessible for people with disabilities. If you’re also worried about your Word documents, the same feature can be found… Continue reading #369 Worried your PowerPoints aren’t accessible? Get some help!