Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP)

Record classroom activities in lecture theaters equipped with Echo360 to be accessed by students on-demand.

Adding a Presentation to a Class

You can add a presentation to a class by uploading, importing, or creating it.

Upload - upload an existing presentation from your computer or other online sources.
Import - import a presentation from your personal Echo360 library.
Create - create a new presentation.

Once the presentation has been added, you can make it available or unavailable, or set an availability schedule, allowing the item to be viewed beginning on a certain date and/or for a set period of time.

Note: Each class can contain ONE presentation and ONE video. You can replace an existing item with a different one from your library, but all associated data, analytics, notes, etc., are deleted from the system.

If you need to provide multiple presentations for a particular class, create a new class and name it according to its purpose.  You can then move the new class into the correct place in the list.

Troubleshooting: If you use a plug-in (such as ChemDraw) to generate equations, molecular drawings, or other items for your PowerPoint presentation, you may find these being stripped or otherwise altered when you upload the file. In this case, convert the PPT to PDF and upload the PDF. Alternately, for Windows users, use the Echo360 PowerPoint Ribbon add-on to publish the presentation. Both of these methods retain plug-in content in the presentation.

Uploading a Presentation


You can upload any file you have created outside of Echo360 into your course and use it as a presentation. You can upload files from your computer but also popular cloud options such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and OneDrive.

 

1. On the Dashboard, find the course containing the class you want to add your presentation.

 

student guide course

Tip: The video Available Video icon or presentation Presentation available icon icons on the right side of a class entry, regardless of colour, indicate what content already exists for the class.

2. Click the plus icon Plus icon for adding content to a class as described to add a presentation.

 

3. Click Add Presentation

 

add the presentation


The Add a presentation window appears. Click Upload a file.


upload

 

From the file-picking windows, click Select Files to Upload and navigate to the content on your local computer or by connecting to a cloud storage option (listed on the left).

 

filepicker

 

The presentation appears in the class content. It will first appear as a grey icon. This is the upload in process. 

 

Presentaion icon grey 

 

It will revert to green once the upload is complete. 

 

Importing a Presentation to a Class


If you have already added a presentation to your library, you can import it to a class and even edit within that class if needed.

 

Alternately, you can select to Publish content from your Library page to a class. If the class you want to import the presentation already contains a presentation, (that you are replacing with a different one) you must publish the content directly from the Library page.

 

To import a presentation from your library:

1. On the Dashboard, find the course containing the class you want to add your presentation.

 

student guide course

Tip: The video Available Video icon or presentation Presentation available icon icons on the right side of a class entry, regardless of colour, indicate what content already exists for the class. 

2. Click the plus icon Plus icon for adding content to a class as described to add a presentation.

 

3. Click Add Presentation

 

add the presentation


The Add a presentation window appears. Click Import from your library.


import

 

4. Select content from your library window appears.


Select content from your library page

 

5. Select the presentation to add to this class. Click DONE.

The presentation appears in the content for the class.

 

Creating a New Presentation


A class can only have one video and one presentation. If that class already includes a presentation, you can choose to first remove the current one, then create a new one to replace it.

 

To create a new presentation:

1. On the Dashboard, find the course containing the class you want to add your presentation.

 

student guide course

Tip: The video Available Video icon or presentation Presentation available icon icons on the right side of a class entry, regardless of colour, indicate what content already exists for the class. 

2. Click the plus icon Plus icon for adding content to a class as described to add a presentation.

 

3. Click Add Presentation

 

add the presentation


4. The Add a presentation window appears. Click Create a new presentation.


new presentation

 

 5. A blank slide deck appears. Click Add Slides.

add the slides

 

6. A window with options for adding a slide will appear.


different slide types

 

Upload Slides: You can select PowerPoint files to upload, and this will import the slides from that presentation. 

 

Import from Library: If you have saved a presentation in the Library previously, you can reuse slides by uploading from the Library.

 

Create a media slide: You can copy a URL to embed a video or select an image to add to your presentation. 

 

Create a blank slide: This will insert a blank slide into your presentation. 

 

Slides can be moved around by dragging and dropping in a new location. To preview, hover the mouse over the slide and click the top left corner icon. To delete the slide, hover mouse over the slide and click the top right cross icon. 

Once complete, click the arrow to return to the class and your presentation will be in the content section of your library. To edit your presentation, see Editing Videos and Presentations in Echo360ALP


Further Support

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Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au for further technical support.