Six Tips for Making Your Presentations
Technology Enhanced Education
The UCSF School of Medicine Technology Enhanced Education team, is an innovative group of designers, technologists, and thinkers who empower the medical education community to train the physicians and health care teams of the 21st century. Learn more about our Visual Imagery workshop series here: Harnessing the Power of Visual Imagery for Teaching and Learning.
By the end of this workshop you will be able to create basic videos and animations to help you illustrate your lectures.
Use video and animation to:
- Show a process
- Pan and zoom around an image
- Annotate or draw on an image
- Draw an image or explanation
- Hand diagram or graph a detail
- Show a quantity/relationship
- Mac users can use QuickTime Player to create screen recordings. These recordings can be of your full screen or of part of your screen and will capture anything displayed on the part of the screen you are capturing including from apps or a browser. The main file format produced is MOV or M4V the downside of QuickTime Player is that file sizes can be very large.
- PC users can create screen recordings with PowerPoint 2013/Office Mix, Camtasia ($300), SnagIt ($50).
- Notability is a ($6) note-taking application for Mac. The application is useful for annotation and drawing as well as standard note taking. Evernote is considered an alternative to Notability both on Mac, Android, and PC.
- ScreenFlow ($100) is a screen-capture software similar to Quicktime, but with more robust editing capabilities. Recent versions of ScreenFlow allow you to screen capture from your iPad. ScreenFlow saves in a variety of file formats.
- Sketchbook is a free drawing application which has functionality similar to Notability's drawing tools.
- Different versions of PowerPoint accept different video file types. Check that your file type is compatible with your version.
- Movies in PowerPoint can be set to start automatically or on click, and can also be set to loop.
- If you embed media into your PowerPoint it is very important that you keep all of your source files in a folder with your PPT file or you risk opening your PPT to find your media files are missing.