Decks

  • Deck: a collection of slides used for presentations, sharing and collaboration.

  • The name of Deck is displayed at the top of  Deck Tree.

 
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Deck tree root

Deck Tree

The Decks and Slides structure on SlideWiki are listed in the Deck Tree.

Here you can also:

  • select the language of the deck or add a new language
  • start the presentation
  • copy the deck
 
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Deck tree

Sub-Decks

Sub-decks can be used to group slides within a deck.

  • These are indicated as yellow folders within the
    deck tree.

 
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Sub decks

Slow Performance
& Grouping Large Decks

  • Note: including too many slides or sub-decks in one deck can lead to slow performance.

  • Playlists should be used to group large decks.

 
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Slow turtle.

Slides

  • Slides: may contain text, images or videos.

  • Each slide is indicated as a document within the deck tree.

 
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Slide icons

Show Thumbnails

  • Deck and Sub-deck views: These remain as yellow folders with a title when you select the Show Thumbnails control at the bottom of the deck tree.

  • Your slides become images which can be very helpful when checking content.

 
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Show thumbnails

Roles in SlideWiki

  • Creator / owner: the user who created the deck or slide.

  • Contributor: a user who can edit a deck or slide

  • Group: users that have permission to edit a deck or playlist. Group admins can add/remove members of a group.


 
 
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Profiles

Create or Import a Deck

  • Create a new deck
    in SlideWiki.

  • Import from PowerPoint (*.pptx) or OpenDocument Presentation (*.odp) or from an exported deck.

 
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Copy or Add a Deck

  • Copy or fork someone else's deck.

  • Append or add a deck to another deck.

 
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Fork or copy icon

Creating a New Deck

  • Select Add Deck at the top right of your screen.

  • Then fill in the form as required.

 
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Add deck
Filling form

Accessing Decks or Playlists

  • Accessing your My DecksShared Decks, Recommended Decks or Playlists can be done by selecting your personal profile dropdown menu.

 
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Personal profile drop down menu

Selecting My Decks

  • Then select your Decks. This will take you to another page where you can select further options.

 
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Selecting decks

View or Open Decks

  • View decks, open one deck
    or a presentation as a slide show from your
    My Decks.

 
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Selecting my decks.

Other Types of Decks

  • You can also open decks from Shared Decks,
    Recommended Decks
    or Playlists.

 
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Shared decks

Deck Title Text Link

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  • You are taken to the Deck Landing Page when you select the Deck title text in for example Shared Decks.

Deck title text

Opening the Deck

  • By selecting the yellow folder in the thumbnail this will open the deck.

 
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Open deck

Starting the Slideshow

  • By selecting the play button in the thumbnail this will start the deck slideshow in a new browser window.

 
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Start slideshow

Title and Langauge

  • The Title and Language of your deck are required fields.

  • Once the deck language is set this cannot be changed but you can add additional languages.

 

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Required fields

Deck Theme

  • You can also choose the deck theme when in the form.

 

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Deck theme

Deck Description

  • You can provide a Desciption for the Deck.

 

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Description example

Deck Education Level

  • You can also specify the Education Level, for example Bachelor's/
    undergraduate.

 

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Education level

Choosing Subject

  • You can choose a Subject by entering a term, for example 'Physical'. 

  • When you select 'Physical Sciences' this becomes a tag.

 

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Choose subject
Physical sciences tag

Available Subject Tags

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UNESCO Tags: A to B

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  • Architecture and building

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishery

  • Arts

  • Basic Programmes

  • Business and Administration

 

UNESCO Tags: C to H

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  • Computing

  • Engineering & engineering trades

  • Environmental protection

  • Health

  • Humanities

 

UNESCO Tags: J to L

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  • Journalism and information

  • Law

  • Life sciences

  • Literacy and numeracy

 

UNESCO Tags: M to P

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  • Manufacturing and processing

  • Mathematics and statistics

  • Not known or unspecified

  • Personal development

  • Personal services

  • Physical sciences

 

UNESCO Tags: S to V

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  • Social & behavioural science

  • Social services

  • Teacher training & education science

  • Transport services

  • Security services

  • Veterinary

 

Specifying Tags

  • The same process can be used for specifying Tags.

  • For example, entering the term 'Data' to find the Tag 'Data Science'.

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Choose data science
Data science tag

Agree Terms and Requirements

  • Agree terms and Creative Commons requirements by checking the tick boxes.

  • Then select
    Create Deck.

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Check terms and requirements and then create deck

Checking for Copyright

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  • It is important to check for copyright when using images or videos and or uploading presentations before publication.

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Supported Files

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SlideWiki allows you to upload existing presentations and supports:

  • Powerpoint (.pptx)

  • Open Office (.odp)

  • Export SlideWiki Deck (.zip)

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Select File

  • Fill out the form, the terms and license are required fields.

  • To upload a file use the Select File button.

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Add deck
Select file
  • Select Add Deck

Create Deck

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  • Agree to the terms and license by checking the tick boxes.

  • Then select
    Create Deck.

Agree Terms and License

Uploading a File

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  • Please wait as the file uploads.This may take time if there are many slides and large images.

Uploading selected file

Complete Import

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  • The upload completes
    with a green bar and then
    a Deck created! dialogue box appears.

  • A slide preview is provided.

  • Then select
    Complete Import.

Presentation upload preview

Check and Speakers Notes

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  • Check and adapt the output in SlideWiki.

  • Speaker Notes, tags and accessibility attributes for images should be saved by SlideWiki.

Speakers notes
Tick

Deck View

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  • When you create a new deck, you will be taken to the Deck View.

Deck view

Choose Deck Themes

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  • Choose a theme
    for a deck when you upload your PowerPoint (.pptx file) or Open Office (.odp) presentation files.

Deck theme

Theme Preview

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  • If you select a theme within the form you will see a preview of the upload in that theme, for example in Dark Slate Blue.

Uploaded presentation thumbnail preview of the dark slate blue theme

Breadcrumb Trail & Deck Theme

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  • You will also have a chance to choose the deck theme (1) by going back to the initial deck link at the beginning of the
    breadcrumb trail (2).

Choose deck theme from breadcrumb trail

1

2

Edit Tab

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  • Then select the Edit tab. This will take you to further options.

Breadcrumb trail edit

Deck Edit Properties

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  • This will take you to the Deck Edit Properties.

The deck edit properties.

Publishing a Deck

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  • Selecting the Published button makes the deck visible to public users on SlideWiki.

  • Unlisted decks can not be copied and will not show up in search results or listings.

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Published Deck

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  • When a Deck is Published this is indicated by a green tag next to the Deck title.

Published deck

Unlisted Deck

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  • When a Deck is Unlisted this is indicated by a red tag next to the Deck title.

Unlisted deck

Restrictions on Unlisted Decks

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  • Unlisted decks do not appear
    in searches and cannot
    be forked.

  • When a Deck is Forked this is the term used on SlideWiki for copying the Deck.

  • Use "Unlisted" when Decks are still being drafted.

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Deck Landing Page

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  • This is the Deck Landing Page.

Deck landing page

View Deck Stats

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  • On the Deck Landing Page
    there is the option to view Deck Stats.

  • You can view timeline and user activity and then return to the Deck Info.

Deck stats
Return to deck info button

Available Languages

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  • On the Deck Landing Page
    there is also the option to change the langauge of the deck if this is available.

  • See also our Translation Guide.

Deck landing page language option

Guest Language Settings

  • SlideWiki allows guest users who are not signed in to change the language of the page.


 
 
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Language option not signed in