USE ISPRING PRESENTER TO CONVERT POWERPOINT TO FLASH

iSpring Presenter creates a tab right inside PowerPoint. You can click that tab and then easily "publish" your PowerPoint file as Flash. Then, you can load your Flash on your EasyCampus.


Before You Begin

  • Load your presentation in PowerPoint

Begin

Prepare Your Content with iSpring:

  • Click the iSpring tab.
  • Click the Publish button on the tab. A new window with options will display.
Publish button on the iSpring Presenter tab
  • Click the Web option on the left side of window.
  • Select a folder where your files will be stored on your system.
  • Enter a title.
  • Select a player template.
  • If you want, take a look at the other tabs to see if there’s anything you might want to change.
Sample iSpring Publish screen
  • Click the Publish button. iSpring will begin creating your files. This may take a few moments. When the content is ready, it will open in a browser window AND the folder containing the final .swf file will display.

Load Your Content into EasyCampus:

  • Before you place the Flash content, you need to load it to your course. Login to your EasyCampus as an administrator and then open the course into which you want to place the Flash content.
  • Find the Administration Block in the course.
Administration Block, Files option

Generally, the Administration Block appears in the left-column or can be found by clicking Administer My Course in a facilitated template. If you cannot find this block, you can temporarily add it to any page by selecting it from the Add Block dropdown. Make sure you’re in Editing mode to see this dropdown.

  • Click the Files option in the Administration Block. The screen will change and you will see any files that already exist.
  • Click the Upload a File button on the right side of the screen. The screen will change to let you find the file on your own system.
  • Click the Browse button and then find and open your .swf file in the Insert File dialog box. You’ll return to the previous screen and will see the location and name of your file in the box.
  • Click the Upload This File button. In a few moments, the screen will change and you will see your .swf file in the list. Right click the name of the file. Depending on your browser, click Copy Shortcut (IE) or Copy Link Location (Firefox). This will copy a link to the file so you can later place it in the course.
  • Display the page where you want to put the Flash file. Make sure editing is turned on.
  • Click the small blue edit icon under the name of the block to which you want to add the video. The screen will change to help you edit the block. Scroll down to see the contents of the block.

NOTE: If you are using a web page resource, make sure you scroll down past the Summary section to the section titled Compose a Web Page.

  • In the second line of buttons, find and click the Toggle HTML Source button. The screen will change and you will see any text or images that were already in the block as HTML.
Toggle HTML Source button
  • Place the following code in the place where you want the video to go:
<a href="/paste the link you copied here?d=512x384"></a>
  • Replace the red text to match the link, width, and height. In this case, the link will be the one you just copied from the File system.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the form and then click the Save and Return to Course button (web page resource) or the Save Changes button (HTML block). Your Flash file will appear on the course page.