Video Workshop: How I Built This Video Gallery in PowerPoint & Studio

Media galleries are a great way to present multiple images or videos that your learners can browse through one at a time. If you work with a lot of video-based courses, this format will make a fabulous addition to your e-learning toolkit.

Media Gallery Template PowerPoint

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In this video workshop, you’ll learn how to build a media gallery, just like this one, including how to create your own theme fonts and colors, set up text and picture placeholders to control the alignment for on-slide objects, and customize your projects player using Presenter ‘13’s player options.

Step 1: Setting Up Your Slide Size 

In this first lesson, you’ll prepare your project files by customizing the slide dimensions and orientation to display in portrait mode on mobile devices.

Step 2: Creating the Theme Fonts and Theme Colors

In this lesson, you’ll learn to customize PowerPoint’s Theme Fonts and Theme Colors to ensure consistent font and color use across your entire project.

Step 3: Creating the Slide Master Layouts and Placeholders

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to work with PowerPoint’s text and image placeholders to ensure consistent alignment of your on-slide elements.

Step 4: Adding the Video Gallery Headers

In this lesson you’ll work with PowerPoint’s basic shapes and color fills to create the background graphics for the video titles.

Step 5: Adding the Video Thumbnails, Titles, and Descriptions

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to add the image thumbnails, titles, and descriptions for your media gallery.

Step 6: Creating the Video Slides

In this lesson, you’ll set up the slides for each of the six videos. Since each image thumbnail will link to a specific video, you’ll need to create a new slide for each video.

Step 7: Adding the Hyperlinks and Navigation

In this lesson, you’ll add the interactive elements that enable learners to browse your media gallery’s videos.

Step 8: Creating the Selector Graphic

In this lesson, you’ll work with PowerPoint’s basic shapes and properties to create the visual feedback graphics that indicate the currently selected video.

Step 9: Previewing and Testing Your Template

In this lesson, you’ll work with Studio ‘13’s preview and publishing options to test your project.


Step 10: Customizing the Player

In this final lesson, you’ll learn how to customize the course player’s look and feel and playback properties.

Next Steps

I hope this demo gives you some ideas for ways to build your own media gallery interactions. Feel free to download the template and play around with it. If you have any questions or feedback, let me know by leaving a comment. If something doesn’t make sense or isn’t working the way you think it should, ask me and I’ll help you out.

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David Anderson