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!
This is the final post in our Sway series. Do you like Sway so far? Why not leave a comment below? In this video we look at generating an outline in Sway either from a PowerPoint file or by adding a topic and letting Sway generate an outline for us. Once Sway creates the outline we… Continue reading #364 Sway [8/8]: Create outline from Sway or Powerpoint
In this last instalment of looking at OMBEA (an audience response system that integrates into PowerPoint) we look at generating student reports from activities they have participated in. Ensure that the file has been saved in OMBEA format and then you’ll be able to generate a number of different reports with just a few clicks.… Continue reading #363 OMBEA – A PowerPoint response system [8/8]: Reports
In this seventh instalment of looking at OMBEA we discover the ranking / priority activity. You might want to use this where you ask students to order something in preference. Take a look – it will only take a minute! Here’s a link to the first post of the OMBEA series – click here to… Continue reading #359 OMBEA – A PowerPoint response system [7/8]: Ranking activity