I am developing my course on low budget . I have around 10 PowerPoint presentations for each course.
Tried using lesson for presentation ,but could not run slide show.Not sure why even with checking on slide show option in slide show for Lesson it does not work.
I am considering ispring or adobe presenter.
Could any expert advice which is the great option for converting powerpoint presentations with interactive content.
I would also like to know inexpensive options or if their are any cost discounts you know about for paid options
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
I am not an expert but I use the Lesson module and do my presentations in Prezi. Prezi offers a free version for educators (if you have an edu email address). I have close to 400 presentations stored for free. If you want to try it out, I would appreciate if you use this LINK as a referral.
When I faced the same difficulties that you described in your post with MS Powerpoint using a lesson activity some years ago, I switched to Prezi. Like you I have to work on a low budget. I rarely used the conversion tool in Prezi but it's possible. Have a look at sample Prezis to see how you can present with Prezi.
Others may give you some feedback regarding iSpring (I used it only for a short time) or Adobe Presenter (never used it).
With kind regards,
There's a plugin module for Moodle currently under development and getting a lot of attention from the Moodle community. The presentation software is mature, richly featured, and free and open source (like Moodle). See for yourself: https://h5p.org/ The plugin for Moodle is here: https://github.com/h5p/h5p-moodle-plugin It basically works but there's still some bugs and not all the features are finished yet. But hopefully soon
In the meantime, LibreOffice has a free and open source alternative to PowerPoint ( https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/impress/ ) that can export slideshows to a variety of web friendly formats (supports audio and video embedding) that you can import into Moodle.
If you have FTP access to the moodledata directory and can write basic HTML code, you can make beautiful multimedia slideshows with this Moodle plugin that I developed: https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_revealjs It uses the RevealJS project here: https://github.com/hakimel/reveal.js (free and open source).
I hope this helps!
If you want to use your powerpoint presentation just as they are, you could use Google slides, which is free. Create a Google account if you don't already have one, then go to docs.google.com
You can import your powerpoint presentations into it in a few seconds ("Open file picker" on the top right, then click "Upload"), then embed the presentation (File > Publish to web > Embed) in any Moodle resource or activity by copying the embed code into the HTML view of the text editor.
Another option with PowerPoint if you have a PC is to use Office Mix <https://mix.office.com/en-us/Home> to convert your presentation into an interactive with recording presentation that can be embedded into Moodle. I believe that you need the newer version of Office, but just need to download the add-on for PowerPoint.
Link <https://mix.office.com/watch/nthh1qhp5z1n?lcid=1033> explaining the integration between Moodle and OfficeMix
It embeds as an iframe so it doesn't necessary embed in all modules depending on security...
iSpring free seems a very nice solution to me. It does a very good job of preserving animation type stuff and for the cost of having their icon in the corner has a significant price advantage. it does a flash or html5 export. I do seem to be on their high volume email/advert list (2 a month), but I have not tried to get off it particularly as I like their products.
I took at iSpring and it has a full range of features that we want (interactive quizzes, conversation simulations, custom human/animated characters). I would like to know more about the Moodle integration and since you have experience, Marcus, how has it worked for you? Can we get data from the students use of the iSpring-built courseware into the Gradebook, Progress Bar or other aspects of Moodle?