Project, Read Notes, Annotate and Advance Slides =

SLIDESHARK!  Per their website  “SlideShark is the leading app for viewing and sharing PowerPoint® content on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. With SlideShark, mobile users can easily view and present PowerPoint slides the way they were meant to be seen—with animations, fonts, colors, graphics, hyperlinks and videos intact.”

By using the broadcast feature to the computer in the classroom you can control your presentation via your IPad – see your slide notes, timers, animation counter and next/previous slides.  Go to the app store to download and stop by me office for a demo!

Kudos to Christine Lysaght from PT for bringing this neat feature to my attention!

Android users I have not found a similar app, any suggestions?



Camtasia is screen recording software that records your on screen activity, audio, and web cam video. Camtasia also provides a PowerPoint Add-In so you can easily narrate a PowerPoint file and share it with your students. Camtasia Training.  In addition to recording class lectures, you can use Camtasia to provide learning resources to students, take your students on a guided tour of your online course environment, provide a “how to” demonstration, and much, much more.

Camtasia is now available for faculty from ITCS, just contact the Help Desk and request the software.  Academic Outreach is providing training sessions July 14 & 16.

If those dates don’t work for you the OET will be glad to provide a demo and/or help you get started with this software.  Just contact our office!

Tutorials –


Embed Utube Videos in PowerPoint 2007

Play YouTube Flash Video Online in PowerPoint with Internet Access

  1. In PowerPoint 2007, go to PowerPoint Options -> Popular -> click “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”.
  2. In the Control Toolbox, click the last icon “More Controls” which is displayed as hammer plus wrench. In the set of controls available on your computer, select “Shockwave Flash Object”. Then use your mouse to draw and resize an area in the slide as you like to place your YouTube video.
  3. Go to the YouTube video page you’d like to add, and check the URL in the address bar of your Web browser. You’ll get an address like Change the phrase watch?v= to v/, and now the address become
  4. Right click the area you drew which is displayed as a big cross, select Properties and go to Properties tab. Copy and paste the YouTube video address in the field as value of attribute Movie; set the value of attribute Playing and Loop to False. Close the Properties tab when everything is done.


YouTube Demonstration –

Contact OET for additional help.