Flash, Engage, or PowerPoint?
Jul 14, 2011
Hi everyone. I just started wondering something yesterday. I have used Flash to make my 'slides' for my presentations and then just imported the MP4 into the PowerPoint slide itself. Well, that's great for more complex slides, but then I started thinking that maybe I should do something else for more basic slides. Having an MP4 takes awhile to load, even if it's a smaller, shorter one. If I could make my basic slides a different way and not have them be an MP4, it would speed up the load time for my overall presentation. I hope I'm explaining this well.
For example, I have one video that has a lot of text in it, a few pictures, and an audio track imbedded in it. Is there a way I could do this in PowerPoint? Engage? Not sure which is better. I have PP (obviously), Quizmaker, and Presenter on my computer. Not Engage, though. But I don't know how or if it's good practice to build an interactive slide in PowerPoint or if Engage is better. Or, maybe just stick with Flash. The text fades in and then fades out for new text as do pictures. An audio track plays over all of this. I know how to use Flash and am very familiar with it. I don't know if there's any way to do this kind of thing in PowerPoint, though. I've been searching Google and eLearning blogs. Still am. But then I thought getting opinions and advice from others in this awesome forum would be good, too.
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