While presenting information is a fundamental part of teaching, overuse of the bells and whistles available in PowerPoint and other presentation tools, using the PowerPoint presentation as a teleprompter, and failure to apply principles of effective multimedia design can result in what is commonly known as “death by PowerPoint.”
- Design your presentations using Mayer’s principles of multimedia learning to best support student learning.
- See these tips for avoiding Death by PowerPoint provided by the Duke University Center for Instructional Technology.
The standard presentation software supported by UNH, part of Microsoft Office.
Not Supported by UNH
These applications are not supported by UNH, but resources are provided for faculty convenience.
A tool for creating interactive presentations and meetings using live polls, quizzes, word clouds, Q&As and more.
Rather than a slide-based approach, Prezi uses a canvas-based approach, with one large canvas that your presentation moves around on, zooming in and out to view various frames.
Create social graphics, web pages, and short videos.
Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.
Kaltura is a service that provides tools for hosting and delivering media. This includes lecture capture, uploading video files (Zoom recordings, PowerPoint narratives, etc.,.), sharing videos and lectures with colleagues, and collecting video from students. It is integrated with Canvas/myCourses and other UNH tools. Since it is a secure location and integrated with myCourses, it is the preferred video hosting environment.