Creating Online Presentation Using Prezi

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Course aims • Prezi is a web-based presentation application and storytelling tool that uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides. Text, images, video and other presentation objects are placed on the infinite canvas and grouped together in frames. The canvas allows users to create non-linear presentations, where they can zoom in and out of a visual map. A path through different objects and frames can be defined, representing the order of the information to be presented. The presentation can be developed in a browser window, and then downloaded so that an internet connection is not needed when showing the presentation.
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Course goals • By the end of this course, participants should be able to use Prezi to: • Create nice presentations • See all screens from www.prezi.com • Create a project based on what they have learned

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Course Content • • • • • • • Getting started – How can I get prezi? The Prezi environment – Navigation Create, Edit and Insert files Build a Presentation Download for offline show Printing a Prezi work Collaboration : show and edit

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How can I get Prezi? • http://prezi.com • Products
– [public] : Set up a free Prezi account and edit ONLINE – [enjoy] : better access control and more storage space – [pro] : Prezi Desktop (Mac / Windows)

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GETTING STARTED WITH ONLINE PREZI
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Sign In to Create online Prezi

Click to create.

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Entering Title and Description

Enter a title and a description

Click this for a new prezi.

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Select a Template

Click on one of the displayed templates and click “Start Editing”.

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A Fresh and Empty Canvas

Online canvas menu.

Zoom menu Bubble menu

Play button

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Online Canvas Menu
Click this for a multipage PDF file of your current Prezi

Undo and redo commands

Click this to save your current Pezi

Click this online meeting.

Click this to exit current Prezi that you are editing

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A blank canvas

Click on the centre of Zebra and press “Del”

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PREZI NAVIGATION

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Change to Edit and Show mode display

Show has been relocated here.
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BUBBLE MENU

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Bubble menu

Bubble menu is the set of blue bubbles in the top left corner of the Prezi editing canvas. It contains most of the tools you need to create a prezi. S

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List of keyboard shortcuts for the Bubble Menu

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Shapes menu Insert menu Frames menu Path menu

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Parent Menus : Larger Circle
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WORKING WITH CONTROLS

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Controls
Exits Prezi canvas.

“Undo” & “Redo” respectively.
Virtual meeting online.

Print as “multi-page PDF”.

“30,000 feet view”

When object is selected, a Zebra will appear.

Determines zoom level.

For Show mode, click this.

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USING THE ZEBRA

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Zebra components

Single-click to Zoom In. Acts the same as “+” and “-”. Click+Drag away from center for “+” Click-Drag to centre for “-”

Single-click For “Edit”

Click+Drag in clockwise or anti-clockwise to rotate object.

Single-click to Zoom Out.

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Right-click a Zebra will display a menu for command selection

Note: Elements can be placed on top of one another using these 4 commands.

These 4 are standard editing commands.

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WORKING WITH FRAMES

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Use of Frames and Types

Frames are now groups Frames group content: moving a frame will move its content as well. To move and rotate a frame without content use ALT click. Hidden frames do not group.

Frames provide “big” picture. Four types of frames, i.e. - brackets, circle, rectangle and hidden Groups objects to facilitate moving and scaling.

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Sample Frames

Rectangle frame

Circle frame

Bracket frame

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Hidden frame does not group objects.

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Move/Scale/Rotate frames 1. Moving/scaling/rotating the frame will move/scale/rotate its contents together. 2. To remove an object from a frame, drag the object out of the frame at any time. 3. Hold Alt while dragging or clicking on a frame to move, scale or rotate it separately. 4. Double-clicking on the frame will show the four control points. Change the size of the frame by dragging the control points.

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Move/scale/rotate frames

Simple click on frame. Notice the blue Zebra. The whole ‘group’ may be moved, scaled, rotated now.

Hold “ALT” and click on circular frame. Notice the “orange” Zebra. It can be moved separately now.

Note: obj1, obj2 and obj3 are representing different objects or elements.
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Selecting multiple elements without using frame • Click and Drag from upper let corner to lower left corner • Release the mouse • Elements enclosed should be grouped and a Zebra should appear • Press “Del” key to delete all selected elements

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TEXT ENTRY

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Text entry

Text alignment and bulleting functions.

Click anywhere on canvas and start entering 2 lines of text. Hit “Return” key to move to next line.

Three typefaces provided.

Click “Ok” to close text box.

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INSERT EXTERNAL OBJECTS AND SHAPES
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Insert Images : two sources

Images from local hard disk.

Pre-licensed images for Prezi

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Insert Files : PDF supported.

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Insert YouTube

Youtube video will auto-play when it is showed.

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Insert Shapes

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INSERT DRAWINGS

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Twelve Supported Drawings

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COLORS / FONTS AND THEME

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Colors / Fonts and Theme Wizard

Provides colors and theme controls over the Prezi.

Built-in pre-defined themes.

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Theme Wizard : Manual Mode
1) Use COLORCOP , 2) 2) use a RGB Color Chart at http://www.tayloredmktg.com/rgb/#PA 3) Or use built-in themes.

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Manual Configuration of Colours: RGB (x,y,z)

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PATHS

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Working with Path
A wrong path node may be dragged out and released on empty canvas.

Removes all path defined.

Use this to allow display to determine placement of path node.

In between free nodes may be dragged to objects to form a linear path.

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Editing Paths • To remove
– Click+Drag a Numbered Path node out of the element it is pointing to

• To insert a Path
– Click+Drag an Un-numbered Free Path node to the element you wish to insert

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ONLINE PREZI

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Online Prezi

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Online Prezi Menu bar
Multiple user viewing collectively a prezi show
Make a duplicate copy

Edit prezi

Collaborative Editing

Downloads a ZIP file of the current prezi.

Delete the current prezi

ZIP file holds a flash-movie of the prezi. Can be use on PC or a Mac

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View Together

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Edit Together : Viewing

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Edit Together: Editing

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Download

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Saves a Copy in ZIP format

Unzip into FLASH file and run on standalone PC or Mac. (provided there is no link to resources on internet)

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DOWNLOADING ONLINE PREZI FOR OFFLINE PRESENTATION
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Taking a Prezi offline

Click this.

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Taking a Prezi offline

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Taking a Prezi offline

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Taking a Prezi offline
Right-click file.

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Taking a Prezi offline

Double-click to run the Prezi.

Note: Offline Prezi is always in Show mode. It cannot be edited.

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PREZIFYING A POWERPOINT FILE

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Video on “Prezifying” Powerpoint slides

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayA4niOmfJ8&feature=player_embedded

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Prezifying a PowerPoint file • Export an existing copy of PowerPoint file into multipage PDF. • Use Insert File on Bubble Menu to import PDF. • Select local file (PDF). • Organise imported PDFs using frames. • Add titles (text objects) to collections of frames. • Add paths.

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CREATING HANDOUTS WITH PREZI

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Create handouts: print your online prezi

• Use the “Print” option in the middle of the editor screen (only in EDIT mode) to create handouts for your audience. • When you click Print, your prezi will be converted to a PDF document, where every path step will be one document page. The exported PDF will also include an overview page of your whole prezi.

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F.A.Q
• How many elements can a free Prezi account canvas hold?
– Ans: Limited by overall storage space of 100MB per free Prezi account.

• Can hidden frames be used for grouping?
– No. Only bracket, circle, and rectangular frames can group objects.

• Do I need internet acccess when I have Youtube elements in my Prezi?
– Ans: Yes. Youtube insertion is merely a link. The contents can only stream in when internet acccess is available.

• How many concurrent editors is supported?
– Ans: Editing can support up to 10. I think 3-4 at a time co-editing is bearable.

• My bubble menu disappears in online Prezi?
– Ans: Exit (but save) the work. At the “Your Prezi”, edit the Prezi again. The bubble menu should appear.

• How to delete multiple elements?
– Ans: Hold Shift key and click at top left corner and drag to bottom right corner.

• How to arrange the positions of elements with reference to one another?
– Ans: Right-click on Zebra of an element. The “Send to Back”, “Send Backward”, “Bring to Front” and “Bring Forward” allows for element placement.

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Trademarks • Prezi logo and name is a registered trademark of Prezi.com

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Disclaimer • Upgrades are frequent in Prezi and screen and function layouts may change over. Do verify at http://prezi.com

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THE END

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