Tips

DLXS: Export Portfolio as PowerPoint, Simplified

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Since January DLXS users have had the ability to export a portfolio as a PowerPoint or HTML page over at the Digital Learning and Development Environment (DLDE) — now we’ve made it easier.  Now you don’t even have to leave DLXS or your portfolio page in order to get your images into PowerPoint.  It’s simple, here’s how you’d do it:

  1. Create a portfolio of images.  If you don’t know how you’d accomplish creating a portfolio, watch this video.
  2. With your portfolio created and ready for download, simply choose the format you’d like it to be exported into.

  3. When your portfolio has finished converting to your selected format, you’ll be re-directed to the DLDE to save your export to your desktop.

That was easy.  Leave your PowerPoint as is, or turn it into a Digital Learning Object to use for teaching and learning.  We’ve supplemented tools and resources at the DLDE so you can learn how to add contextual information and student assessment to your PowerPoint, allowing it to be used and re-used by students in a classroom or virtual classroom setting.  Don’t forget, creating a Digital Learning Object also makes for a great student assignment.

VRC Faculty Workshop Materials

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

For those unable to attend the faculty workshop, we’re making available some documents that should help you get started using the Visual Resources Collection.

Stay tuned for future faculty workshop dates later in the Fall ’09 semester and instructional videos–they’ll be announced here.

VRC Faculty Workshop Slides

VRC Faculty Workshop Handout

Visual Resources + Flickr (Part I)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Did you know you can search and add images from Flickr into your Visual Resources Collection media groups? Flickr is a rich resource with millions of images to choose from, ranging graphic design to scientific imaging to historical artifacts. Or perhaps you have your own Flickr account? You can use your Flickr account as a quick way to load your own images into your Luna presentations.

3-Easy Steps: Accessing Your Flickr Account in Luna

1) After logging in or creating an account,  under the “Explore” tab, select “External Media Search”

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2) Under the username search field, simply enter your Flickr account username and select search…easy.

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3) Find the images you’d like to incorporate into your presentations, and add them to your default media group by clicking the icon in the upper-left corner.

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Alternatively, you can use the username search to find the collections of participants in the Flickr Commons, a collection of unknown or out of copyright images from libraries and archives across the world.

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