Adding a Presentation to a Class

You can add a presentation to a class by uploading, importing, or creating it.

Once the presentation has been added, you can make it available or unavailable, or set an availability schedule, allowing the item to be viewed beginning on a certain date and/or for a set period of time.

NOTE: Each class can contain ONE presentation and ONE video. You can replace an existing item with a different one from your library, but all associated data, analytics, notes, etc., are deleted from the system.
If you need to provide multiple presentations for a particular class, create a new class with the same date or title to contain the content.

Troubleshooting: If you use a plug-in (such as ChemDraw) to generate equations, molecular drawings, or other items for your PowerPoint presentation, you may find these being stripped or otherwise altered when you upload the file. In this case, convert the PPT to PDF and upload the PDF. Alternately, for Windows users, use the Echo360 PowerPoint Ribbon add-on to publish the presentation. Both of these methods retain plug-in content in the presentation.

Uploading a Presentation

You can upload any file you have created outside of Echo360 into your course and use it as a presentation. You can upload files from your computer but also popular cloud options such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and OneDrive.

To upload a presentation

  1. On the DASHBOARD, find the course containing the class you want and click ALL CLASSES.
    The icons (video Available Video icon or presentation Presentation available icon ) on the right side of a class entry, regardless of color, indicate what content already exists for the class.
  2. If the class does not yet include a presentation, click the plus icon (Plus icon for adding content to a class as described).
    class list showing hover over add presentation icon as described
  3. If the class contains no content yet, select Add presentation from the menu that appears.
    Class list with add content menu options showing as described
    The Add a presentation window appears.
    Add a Presentation window
  4. Click Upload a file.
  5. In the Filepicker windows, click Choose File and navigate to the content on your local computer or by connecting to a cloud storage option (listed on the left).

The presentation appears in the class content.

Importing a Presentation to a Class

If you have already added a presentation to your library, you can import it to a class and even edit within that class if needed.

Alternately, you can select to Publish content from your LIBRARY page to a class. If the class you want to import the presentation to already contains a presentation (that you are replacing with a different one) you must publish the content from the LIBRARY page.

To import a presentation from your library

  1. On the DASHBOARD, find the course containing the class you want and click ALL CLASSES.
    The icons (video Available Video icon or presentation Presentation available icon ) on the right side of a class entry, regardless of color, indicate what content already exists for the class.
  2. If the class does not yet include a presentation, click the plus icon (Plus icon for adding content to a class as described).
    class list showing hover over add presentation icon as described
  3. If the class contains no content yet, select Add presentation from the menu that appears.
    Class list with add content menu options showing as described
    The Add a presentation window appears.
    Add a Presentation window
  4. Click Import from your library.
    The Select content from your library window appears.
    Select content from your library page
  5. Select the presentation to add to this class.
  6. Click DONE.

The presentation appears in the content for the class.

Creating a New Presentation

A class can only have one video and one presentation. If that class already includes a presentation, you can choose to first remove the current one, then create a new one to replace it.

To create a new presentation

  1. On the DASHBOARD, find the course containing the class you want and click ALL CLASSES.
    The icons (video Available Video icon or presentation Presentation available icon ) on the right side of a class entry, regardless of color, indicate what content already exists for the class.
  2. If the class does not yet include a presentation, click the plus icon (Plus icon for adding content to a class as described).
    class list showing hover over add presentation icon as described
  3. If the class contains no content yet, select Add presentation from the menu that appears.
    Class list with add content menu options showing as described
    The Add a presentation window appears.
    Add a Presentation window
  4. Click Create a new presentation.
    A blank slide deck appears.
    Creaet a new presentation window
  5. Click ADD SLIDES.
    Available options for adding a slide appear.
    Slide options window. Slide options include upload slides, import from library, create a media slide, and create a blank slide.
  6. Select one of the available options.
    For instructions on using each option, see the following topics:
  7. Click ADD ACTIVITY.
    Available options for adding an activity slide appear.
  8. If necessary, edit the title of the new presentation by clicking on the existing title (the Class Name) and replacing the text.
  9. When finished, click the return Arrow located to the left of the title.
    The presentation is automatically saved and appears both in the class and in your library.