Media Making

This guide is aimed at helping you learn more about media sources

SlideShare

Want to see what others are doing? You can browse professional presentations online with LinkedIn's SlideShare, a hosting service for professional content including presentations, infographics, documents, and videos. Users can upload files privately or publicly in PowerPoint, Word, PDF, or OpenDocument format.

PowerPoint Presentations

Learning to Use PowerPoint

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PowerPoint presentations don't need to be boring or simplistic. PowerPoint offers a surprisingly robust set of tools for academic work.

You may:

  • add recorded narration to your slideshow
  • customize the look and feel of your slides and transitions between slides
  • embed video, audio, and images
  • and more - all to make the content of your presentations reflect the complexity of your subject and engage your audience.

Check out these short tutorial videos from Microsoft. Subjects covered include everything from getting started to more advanced formatting. 

SlideSharing Resources Online

Slidesharing resources

You will find many slide creation and sharing tools online. Here are a few popular slidesharing resources:

What Can You Do? Looking at some options

Using Instagram

An example from Instagram

Photos can be an extremely effective and powerful messaging tool. Check out the Instagram account of Charity: Water, an organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in need around the world:n and safe drinking water to people in need around the world.

Another example

Here's one model: a slide presentation on how to conduct an oral history interview, courtesy of SlideShare, from My StoryCatcher.com

Photo Editing Tools

Customize your presentations with your own photos. There are many options for free, downloadable photo editing software:

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You can also get access to the full version of Adobe Photoshop through the computers here on campus.

Tutorials

Need more help?

Try these helpful tutorials.

LinkedIn Learning is a great resource for tutorials on various topics and software. Use your GRC email address to create an account.