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Physics and Astronomy: Presentation Tools & Guidelines


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New Presentation Studio in MRC

The UCI Libraries' Presentation Studio is now open in the MRC (room 168). UCI affiliates can book the room to practice and record their presentations for classes, conferences, job interviews, and more in this technologically enhanced space. The reservation request form can be found on the MRC web pages or directly at http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/presentation-studio-request.html. More information can be found on the MRC's web pages or directly at http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/presentation-studio.html.

Image Presentation Guidelines

Guidelines from UCI:

General Tutorials and Tips:

Overview of presentation tools

The following document provides an extensive overview of presentation tools including a descriptions of who can use each tool, and why you might want to use them, the document also includes the pros and cons for each for each tool.

Presentation Authoring Software

  • PowerPoint - Microsoft Office software for creating and sharing presentations.

  • KeyNote- Apple iWork software for creating and sharing presentations.  Available for Macintosh and iPad only.

  • Impress- Open-source software available in several versions (Open Office, NeoOffice, etc.) for creating and sharing presentations.

  • ARTstor Offline Image Viewer (OIV)- ARTstor-optimized software for creating and sharing presentations. 

Online Presentation Authoring Tools

  • Prezi- Unique online presentation creation and sharing system with easy image and video handling.  Basic features and public sharing are free

  • Pachyderm- Uses forms and templates to create presentations with minimal work.  Intended for institutional use; requires local server and configuration support.  Free to New Media Consortium members; available for a cost to others.

  • 280Slides (beta)- Free web-based presentation authoring and sharing tool.

  • Google Presentations- Free online presentation authoring and sharing tool.  As part of Google Docs, it allows for easy collaboration and sharing with others who have free Google accounts.

  • Zoho Show- Free online presentation authoring and sharing tool.  Allows remote presentations.

  • SlideRocket - Online presentation authoring and sharing tool optimized for high resolution images.  Basic features are free.

Presentation Best Practices Tip Sheet

Online Presentation Sharing Sites

  • UCI Replay- UCI sponsored service to capture and share audio and screen for instrucation or presentations.

  • Slideshare- Free web-based service that allows uploading and sharing of presentation slides and audio.  Includes tool to sync audio with individual slides.  Has also social features allowing users to follow and comment on favorite presenters, topics, etc.

  • Authorstream- Free web-based service that allows uploading and sharing of presentation slides and audio.  Includes PresentLive feature that lets viewers follow and chat about your live presentations on their own computer. 

Reprographics

To print a poster or to make slides for your work at UCI there are several options about where to go.  First, you should save the poster and size it accordingly.  The following installations are places that will print your poster or help you with digital imaging of slides and other photographic processes: