Publishing Your First Presentation
In this example I'll show you just how easy it is to publish an existing PowerPoint file to the Web.
If you're following along, I'm working in Lesson Files > Chapter_02 > Publish.pptx.
- Begin by going to Articulate > Publish
- By default, the Web tab will be selected.
- Leave Publish Location set to the default location.
- NOTE: You can set the Publish Location anywhere you like as long as it's on your local hard drive. Never publish to external drive or a network drive or you could experience problems with your published course.
- Type a name for your Published title. This is the name that appears in the browser window for your course.
- Leave Player template, Logo and Presenter set to their defaults for now. We'll look at those in the next lesson.
- Click Publish.
Your PowerPoint file has been converted to a web-friendly, Flash course that you can distribute from a web site, intranet or learning management system.
View your published course
Click he View Presentation to open the course.
Some quick observations:
Let's take a quick moment to review what Presenter did with our PowerPoint file.
- Presenter created an outline menu using Heading text in our presentation.
- Each slide in our PowerPoint presentation was converted to a menu item.
- We have player controls where we can move forward, backward and pause the course.
- Each slide plays for three seconds before auto-advancing to the next slide.
- We have two Articulate logos in the course
- PowerPoint's notes are viewable in Presenter's Notes panel
So that was easy, right? If all you needed was to take an existing PowerPoint and convert to a web-based course, it's about as easy as clicking a button.
In the next lesson, we'll look at some common ways you can modify and customize your newly published course.