Once you are finished creating or editing your presentation, the Echo360 PowerPoint ribbon allows you to publish directly to a class from within PowerPoint.
Added Benefit to the Ribbon: If you use a PowerPoint plug-in (such as ChemDraw) to generate equations, molecular drawings, or other items for your PowerPoint presentation, publishing through the PowerPoint Ribbon add-on retains plug-in content in the presentation. Alternately, you can convert the PPT to PDF and upload the PDF instead. Uploading these presentations through the Echo360 UI may strip these items or otherwise alter the presentation.
You must sign in through the PowerPoint ribbon to make the Publish feature available.
Publishing through PowerPoint has three different workflows:
The instructions below apply to initial publishing and subsequent updates to the same presentation for the same class. For editing then publishing to a different class, see Changing Publishing Info through PowerPoint
Each local PPT file can correspond to only one section/class
When you publish a file through PowerPoint, you are prompted to save the file first. This is so that when you open the file later, the PowerPoint Ribbon can display accurate section publishing information in the Class Status section of the toolbar. This means that each file can be associated to only one publishing location.
To publish the SAME presentation to different sections, publish through your LIBRARY page in Echo360.
To publish to multiple locations through PowerPoint, the file should differ slightly, and/or you must save the file with a name that differentiates either the content or the section/class to which it is published.
To publish a presentation from PowerPoint
The presentation is published to the class. The Class Status section of the ribbon now reflects the location to which the item has been published, and the Publish button has changed to Update.
Use the Update button if you make edits to the presentation and want to post the new version to the same class.