USE ARTICULATE PRESENTER TO CONVERT POWERPOINT TO FLASH

Articulate 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 Presenter Flash in an iframe on your EasyCampus.


Before You Begin

  • Load your presentation in PowerPoint


Begin

Prepare Your Content with Articulate:

  • Click the Articulate tab.
  • Click the Publish button on the tab. A new window with options will display.

Publish button on the Articulate 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, select a logo and a presenter.

Sample Articulate Publish screen
  • Click the Publish button. Articulate will begin creating your files. This may take a few moments. When the content is ready, a new window will display.

Publish Successful Window
  • If you want, click the View Presentation button to check your files. When you’re ready, click the Zip button.
  • Choose a name and location for your project on your system and then click the Save button. The location you chose will open so you can see your zip file.

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 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 zip file in the list.

Unzip link
  • Click the Unzip link to the right of the name of your file. When the unzipping is finished, click the OK button.
  • Locate the file name player.html and right click it. 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:
<iframe width="1000" height="600" src="/paste the link to Player.html here"></iframe>
  • Replace the red text to match the width, height and link. 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.