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.
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
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!
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
In this post (inspired by a question by Kate Cuthbert), we explore how you can add moving images (known as GIFs) to your PowerPoint presentations. For example, this is a GIF: //giphy.com/embed/8snTnjI1qRApa via GIPHY GIFs can be a fun way to liven up your presentations. You can find lots of free ones on the internet,… Continue reading #357 Add a moving GIF image to your PowerPoint
OMBEA is an audience response tool that integrates into PowerPoint In this instalment we look at adding a leader board slide. This is ideal if you are asking a number of questions, perhaps as a competition style. You can show the top participant and customise how many participants you want to show. Don’t forget that… Continue reading #351 OMBEA – A PowerPoint response system [6/8]: Adding a leader board slide