I usually use OpenOffice Impress (
a free alternative to Microsoft's product) for slide presentations in
the classroom. While I could save the presentations as a PPT and upload
it to Moodle, this depends on students being able to read a PPT on their
I found the
best way was to export the presentation to html, a standard feature
within OpenOffice. This gives a folder containing files with html and
jpg extensions, each named Img1.jpg, Img2.jpg etc. I upload all the
jpgs to a folder on my server, something like Images/Week5.
then create a page in Moodle and link to Img1. I then open the html
editor, copy the link as many time as I have slides and change the Image
number from 1 to 2, 3 etc. The whole presentation then displays as a
single page which can be scrolled. Next week is easier - change the
image links to Week6 and adjust for the number of sides.
It is important to keep the images small and I was using IrfanView ( another excellent free product) to batch reduce file size to 24KB. Looks like this step could have been done within the OpenOffice conversion.There is a discussion here using Powerpoint macros and the book import to do something similar. What methods do others use?