SlideWiki Guide

  • Getting Started

  • Creating Decks and Slides

  • Deck and Slide Organisation

  • Editing Slides

  • Using Your Decks and Slides


 
 
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Getting Started

  • Introduction

  • Registration and Sign In

  • Settings and Accounts

  • Groups, Notifications
    and User Stats

  • Search Features

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Introduction

SlideWiki offers
Open Educational Resources (OER)
as content is published under Creative Commons licenses.

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Open education resource
Creative Commons BY SA

Create and Add

Content can be published on SlideWiki by:

  • Creating, uploading and copying decks that can contain any number of slides.

  • Appending or adding slides and decks to other decks with the ability to repurpose, revert and review slides.


 
 
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Share and Translate 

Content can also be published on SlideWiki by:

  • Sharing and collaborating decks with colleagues and students allowing for questioning, commenting, searching and tagging.

  • Translating and downloading decks - localise slides and decks by translating them into other languages. Download decks in PDF, ePub or SCORM format.


 
 
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Link to Translation Guide 

  • Please refer to our Translation Guide
    if you need to localise
    a deck or slide by translating it into your own langauge.

 
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Translation globe of flags.
Translate icon.

Registration

If you do not have an account Sign Up by selecting the text below the form and fill in the registration or use a social media provider.


 
 
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Sign up here

Sign Up Confirmation

  • Select the fact you are not
    a robot.

  • If required, select the appropriate images and verify your answers. You can try several times.

  • You will then receive an email to verify your account.


 

 
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Sign Up Confirmation (Audio)

If you are a screen reader user you may wish to use the Audio reCAPTCHA.

You can navigate to this by using your TAB key on your keyboard or by using
a swipe gesture on your mobile device.

You will then receive an email in order to verify your account.


 
 
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Sign In

  • Once successfully verified you will automatically return to the Sign In page and be able to use the account once you have received an activation email.

  • Next time select the Sign In button and fill in the form or use your social media accounts.


 
 
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Personal Profile

  • You will need to select your Personal Profile drop down menu in order to select settings.


 
 
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Personal profile drop down menu

Personal Settings

  • Select Settings
    in order to change or add to your user information.

  • In Settings you will also find options to upload or change your profile image.


 
 
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Settings menu

Profile Tab

  • The profile tab under personal settings is selected by default.


 
 
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Profile settings

Upload Profile Image

  • You can upload a new profile image, use the default gravatar image or remove an image.


 
 
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Upload new image

Personal Data

  • You can also alter your personal data.


 
 
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Alter my personal data

User Interface Language

  • Within your personal data settings
    is the option to change the
    User Interface Language.


 
 
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User interface language

Submit Changes

  • After altering your personal data and/or changing your profile image select Submit Changes.


 
 
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Submit changes

Account Settings

  • Select the Account tab under personal settings. 


 
 
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Account settings tab
  • This will allow
    you to change your password
    or deactivate your account.

Change Password

  • To change your password type in the old password, create a new password then retype
    your password.

  • Then select Submit Password.


 
 
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Submit password

Deactivate Account

  • To deactivate your account select
    Deactivate my account. This can be
    recovered by an administrator. 


 
 
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Deactivate account

Account Language

  • Within your personal settings there is the option to change your accounts language.

  • This is referred to as your User Interface Language


 
 
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User interface language

Authorized Accounts

  • Select Authorized Accounts under personal settings.

  • You will need to allow social media providers to have access to your account.


 
 
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Authorized accounts

Login Provider

  • Choose which social media provider
    you want to use. 


 
 
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Login provider

Introduction

  • SlideWiki enables you to create user groups that are given rights to view and/or edit your slides.


 
 
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Personal Profile

  • To access your Groups go to your personal profile dropdown menu.


 
 
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Personal profile drop down menu

Create New Group

  • Then select the Create new group button.


 
 
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Create new group

Adding Members

  • Create Groups by choosing a name (1) and adding members who have already signed up to SlideWiki.

  • Names may appear as you start typing in the form (2).


 
 
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Group name and add user

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Add Admin Role

  • When you give Admin rights members will be able to add and remove members from the group.


 
 
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Add admin role

Group Admin and Members

  • Group administrators can see stats, add other administrators and members.

  • Group members can see other members and add playlists.


 
 
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Group administrators

Saving the Group

  • Save the group and you will have access to it when you make new decks.

  • You can also delete the group if required.


 
 
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Save group button

Personal Profile

  • You can access notifications by going to your personal profile dropdown menu.


 
 
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Personal profile drop down menu

Notifications

  • Then select Notifications on the drop down menu.


 
 
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Notifications drop down menu

Set Activity

  • Here you will see notifications of activities on your own decks or those you have subscribed to

 

 

  • You can filter (1) the types of activity displayed in notifications.


 
 
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Notifications activity selection
Notification

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Subscribed Notifications

  • You can subscribe to receive notifications on any deck or playlist.

  • Manage your subscriptions using the notifications settings.


 
 
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Notifications subscription

Delete All Notifications

  • You can delete all notifications.


 
 
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Delete all notifications

Delete a Single Notification

  • You can also delete a single notification.


 
 
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Delete a single notification

User Stats

  • Select User Stats under
    personal settings.

  • This provides an interactive
    activity timeline, popular
    tags 
    and a user engagement overview.


 
 
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User stats

Activity Timeline

  • The Activity Timeline is interactive and you can select required information.


 
 
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Interactive activity timeline

Timeline Views

  • Within the Activity Timeline you can select whether it shows the number of Edits, Likes
    and Views.


 
 
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Views edits likes

Activity Periods

  • Within the Activity Timeline you can also select what time period you wish to view from the Last 7 days to the
    Last 2 years.


 
 
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Time period

Popular Tags

  • The Popular Tags update according
    to which options are selected on the
    Activity Timeline.


 
 
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Popular tags update

Search Box

  • Use the home page search box.

  • It will send you to a page with the results and optional filters.


 
 
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Search box

Refine Search

You can refine your search by selecting:

  • All content

  • Title

  • Description or

  • Content


 

 
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Refine search by description

Advanced Options

  • Advanced Options are also available that allow you to combine search filters.

  • These features help you to refine your search further.


 

 
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Advanced options

Language and Owners

  • For example, you might want to search by Language and Owners.


 

 
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Advanced options example

Submit Search

  • Once you have selected the Advanced Options you require then select the Submit button.


 

 
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Submit button

Search Filters

  • Use the search Filters to find decks, for example by languages.

  • Once selected the filter will alter results based on that filter.


 

 
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Search filters

Search Relevance

  • You can sort search results by Relevance or by Last updated.


 

 
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Sort by relevance

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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Slides

  • Slides: may contain text, images or videos.

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

 
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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.

Published button

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

Deck Editing Rights

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  • You can allow other SlideWiki users editorial rights to your Deck.

  • You will need to select
    the Edit tab within the Deck View to access editing rights for specific users and/or groups.

Deck edit tab

Add Users Editing Rights

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  • To alter editing rights for a user select:

User edit rights
  • Add users for edit rights: then select a user who has logged into SlideWiki by searching the dropdown list.

Add Group Editing Rights

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  • To alter editing rights for a group select:

  • Add groups for edit rights: these are created under My Settings and can contain any number of users. Select the user group available on the drop down list.

Group edit rights

User Groups and Markdown

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  • User groups can provide colleagues, project or class groups editorial rights to your Decks.

  • Another feature is that
    Markdown can be used to edit slides.

Markdown editing option

Unable to Edit Slides

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  • If you have not forked or copied someone else's deck you may find you cannot edit the slides.

Fork or copy icon.

Get Editing Rights

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  • A window will appear allowing you to
    Request edit access and you will receive a message when the owner gets in contact.

No edit rights dialogue box

Copy of Fork a Deck

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  • If you want to copy or fork an existing deck then use the Fork button at the top of the Deck Tree (you need to sign in for
    this to appear).

Fork deck button

Fork This Deck

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  • You will be asked to confirm you want to
    Fork this deck before it is saved in your Decks.

Fork a deck

Deck Tree - List View

  • The structure of the deck is shown in the Deck Tree.

  • A Deck consists of slides and
    sub-decks.

 
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Deck tree

Sub-Decks

  • Sub-decks can be used to organise slides or to append another deck into a larger series of slides.

 
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Sub decks

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

Deck Tree - Thumbnail View

  • The thumbnail view of the slides in the Deck and
    Sub-decks is shown when you select Show Thumbnails
    at the bottom of the
    Deck Tree list.

 
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Show thumbnails

Deck Tree, Info and Activity

  • The Deck View displays the properties of the deck. The Deck Tree (1) for slide and deck navigation. Slide Info and Activity (2) showing creators and revisions.

 
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The deck tree, information and activity.

Deck and Slide Activity

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  • Users can see the actions that have taken place on a Deck or Slide in the
    Activity Feed.

Activity feed notifications

Adding a Deck Source

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  • When in Deck View go to the bottom tab of the Deck to add a Source.

  • The tabs can be found under the deck controls.

Adding a source

Fill In the Form and Submit

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  • Fill out the form and then select Submit.

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Add source submit button

Adding a Slide Source

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  • When viewing a Slide go to the bottom tab of the Slide to add a Source.

  • The tabs can be found under the Slide controls.

Adding slide source

Fill In the Form and Submit

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  • Fill out the form and then select Submit.

Filling out add source form
Add source submit button

Adding Tags

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  • Go to the Tools dropdown menu below the Deck View controls.

  • Select Tools in the list.

Tags dropdown menu tool

Edit Tags

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  • Use the Edit button to Add Tags.

Tag edit button

Typing in the Edit Box

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  • When you put the cursor in the edit box and start typing in words - you may see other tags.

  • In this example 'swguide' is a tag.

Typing words into the edit box

Tag and Deleting a Tag

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  • When you select the tag 'swguide' appears as a tag in the edit box.

  • You can delete the tag by selecting the 'x'.

Tagged term

Saving a Tag

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  • Once you have completed editing or creating a tag select Save.

Saving tag

Recommended Tags

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  • Additional tags are also recommended.

  • Using Tags will ensure you and your followers can find your slides more easily.  Use keywords and these can help with grouping decks along with playlists.

Recommended tags

Add Recommend a Tag

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  • You can add recommended tags by selecting
    the '+' in the tag recommendation box.

Add recommended tag

Viewing Decks with this Tag

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  • You can
    View decks
    with this tag
    .

Viewing decks with this tag

Dismiss Recommendation

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  • You can Dismiss a recommendation by selecting the 'x'.

Dismissing a recommendation

Adding Comments

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  • You can select
    Add comment under the Slide controls.

Adding a comment

Fill In the Form and Submit

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  • You can select
    Add comment under the Slide controls.

  • When completed select Submit.

Fill in comment title and text
Comment submit

Tools Dropdown Menu

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  • Sources, Tags, Comments, History, Usage, Questions and Playlists related to the content can all be added using the Tools dropdown menu below the slide controls.

Tools drop down menu

Deck Structure Controls

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  • You can add Slides and Sub-decks to your Deck using the six deck structure controls located above the slide area.

Deck structure controls

Add Slide & Default Template

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  • Select the Add Slide tab (dark grey document with lines and a plus sign).

  • New slides have a default template with a title and bullet point text.

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Add slide template

Rearranging Slides

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  • Once you add a new Slide
    it will appear in the
    Deck Tree list.

  • This can be dragged and dropped anywhere in the Deck Tree list. Hold down the left hand mouse key to move it up and down.

New slide in deck tree is moveable

Attaching Slides

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  • You can attach up to 50
    slides
    from another deck
    you have created or
    someone else's deck
    available on SlideWiki.

  • Select the Attach Slide tab (white document with lines and a paper clip).

Attach slides

From My Decks, SlideWiki

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  • After selecting Attach Slide you will see a dialogue box appear with options.

  • You can choose Slides from your Deck or SlideWiki.

Attach slides from either my decks or slidewiki

Recent Decks, Next

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  • For example, if you select From SlideWiki you can then select a Deck from Recent Decks.

  • Then select Next.

Selecting decks from recent decks
Selecting the next button

Select Slides & Attach

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  • Within the chosen Deck, select the
    Slides you require
    .

  • Then select Attach.

Select slide from deck to attach
Selecting the attach button

Rearranging Slides

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  • Once you have attached a new Slide it will appear in the Deck Tree list.

  • This can be dragged and dropped anywhere in the Deck Tree list. Hold down the left hand mouse key to move it up and down.

Attaching chosen slide appears in the deck tree

Add Sub-Deck

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  • Select the Add Deck tab (yellow folder with the plus sign) and a new deck edit form will appear.

  • Complete the form.

Adding sub deck
Adding sub deck filling in form

Add New Sub-Deck

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  • Then Save
    the form.

  • A new Sub-deck will appear in the Deck Tree list.

Add sub deck save button
Adding new deck to deck tree

Rearranging Sub-Decks

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  • Once the new Sub-deck
    has appeared in the
    Deck Tree list.

  • This can be dragged and dropped anywhere in the Deck Tree list. Hold down the left hand mouse key to move it up and down.

Adding new deck to the deck tree

Attach Sub-Deck

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  • If you want to attach a
    sub-deck to your present deck select the Attach Deck tab (yellow folder with the clip).

  • Choose a tab either From My decks or From SlideWiki.

Attaching a sub deck
Attach sub deck from slide wiki

Select a Recent Deck

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  • Select a Sub-deck you wish to attach from the Recent decks. For example the SlideWiki webinar.

  • Then select Attach.

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Attach sub-deck button

Rearranging Sub-Decks

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  • Once the attached Sub-deck has appeared in the
    Deck Tree list.

  • This can be dragged and dropped anywhere in the Deck Tree list. Hold down the left hand mouse key to move it up and down.

Adding new deck to the deck tree

Editing Attached Sub-Deck Info

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  • You will also be able to edit the deck information in the form and save the results.

Editing attached sub deck information

Duplicate Slide

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  • Select the Duplicate tab (Two white sheets of paper) and the slide you wanted to duplicate will automatically appear ready to edit.

Duplicate slide
Duplicating a slide

Make Changes and Save

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  • Make changes to the Slide and then select Save.

Save duplicated slide

New Title in the Deck Tree

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  • Give the Slide a new title in the Deck Tree.

  • Then press Enter.

  • You can also use the
    left and right arrow keys when editing the title.

Providing a new slide title

Delete Slide

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  • Select the Delete tab
    (red dustbin or trash can) and a pop-up window will appear.

  • Select Yes, delete it! and you will return to the deck view.

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Yes delete the slide

Return to Deck View

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  • You will return to the Deck View. Check the Slide has been deleted from the Deck Tree.

Checking slide deleted

Select a Slide

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  • Select the slide you wish
    to move in the Deck Tree list and hold the left hand mouse button down.

Moving selected slide in the deck tree

Move a Slide

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  • As you move the mouse
    you may see a No entry sign appear (Windows only) - keep moving the slide up or down until a line appears where you want to position the slide.

Line shows placement in Deck Tree

Refreshing Deck Structure

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  • A message saying Refreshing Deck Structure...
    will appear if the move has been successful.

Refreshing deck structure modal

Label a Slide

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  • It is important to label all your slides with a short title in the Deck Tree.

  • Double click or select the
    'New Slide' label that is seen in the Deck Tree list, type in a new name, then use the enter key to save the result not your mouse.

Labelling a slide

User Name Activity Feed

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  • When you Add a comment your user name will appear in the Activity Feed.

Username appears in activity feed

Editing Online

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  • It is easy to forget when you go into Slide Edit Mode that you are not working off line.

  • Save often and avoid the back button.

Save icon.

No Response, Save Again

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  • Pause if you feel the action you have taken gets no response.

  • If something does not work, don't give up - Save again and try once more.

Pause

PowerPoint & SlideWiki Slides

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  • Don't be surprised if your PowerPoint Slides look slightly different when compared to native
    SlideWiki ones.

  • They may have different fonts, spacing etc. Use the toolbar to make corrections.

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Left Edit Menu

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  • Use the left hand menu bar for adding text boxes, images, free drawingvideos and embedding items by selecting Add other.

Adding features from the left hand menu including add other

Tables, Maths Equations & Code

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  • When embedding you can add items such as Tables and Symbols for example those used for Maths equations or code content.

  • You can select back to return to the main left menu.

Adding tables or maths content

Template
& Slide Properties

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  • Use the Template to change
    the layout of content on a deck and Properties to change the slide name and slide size.

Selecting template or properties

HTML editor, Other Menu

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  • Use the HTML editor within Add Other for coding and help with keyboard only access.

  • You can select back to return to the main left menu.

Selecting the HTML editor

Text Editing

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  • You will see an Edit toolbar to the left which works in a similar way to any word processor toolbar.

Using the edit toolbar in the left menu

To format your content select the relevant icons in the toolbar. (Alt + F10 - tab and arrow keys to move along the toolbar).

Text Styles,
Headings,
Symbols ...

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  • It is possible to apply text styles, headings, add symbols, number and bullet lists, indents and block quotes and Justification for positioning text.

Edit toolbar features

Text Colour, Background Colour, Hyperlinks

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  • The Edit Toolbar has the font changes previously mentioned plus text colour and background colour changes.

  • You can also add Hyperlinks,
    Font typesize and line spacing.
     

Using other features such as hyperlinks from the left hand menu

Titles, Heading 3
& Adding Headings

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  • Titles on slides should be styled as Heading 3 so start on the next number if you are adding other headings in a Slide.

Heading three and adding further headings

Text Edit Toolbar

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  • By hovering over each tool feature a tool tip appaears.This includes the name of the feature and keyboard combination. E.g. Bold uses Ctrl (Cmd) + B.

  • Screen reader users can move focus to hear tool tips.

  • There is also a help button on the main edit menu listing schortcut keys.

Hovering over feature reveals tool name and keyboard combination

Cut, Copy & Paste

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  • Cut, copy and paste can use keyboard Ctrl (Cmd) plus X,C,V.

  • Or you can use the Toolbar when you select text.

  • All these changes can be undone with the backwards arrow.

Using cut, copy, paste and undo

The First Slide

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  • This will appear automatically with a Title field and two bullet points in another text box.

  • Both areas are there for you to edit. You can select the text and start writing your own content.

Title and bullet text for your first slide

Templates

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  • Once you have some content you may decide you want to change the look and layout of your Slide.

  • You can do this by choosing a Template from the left hand menu.

Adding a new template from the side edit menu

Choose a Template

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  • Once you have selected the Template menu item on the left hand side of the SlideWiki window.

  • You will be able to scroll down / tab down the list of sample templates.

Choosing a template

Keep or Delete Exisiting Content

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  • Select one template and a dialogue box will appear offering you a choice to Keep existing content and add template or Delete existing content and add template.

Applying a template dialogue box

Keeping Existing Content

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  • Please note if you keep existing content you will still see the Template text input boxes with their title, subtitle and content labels etc. 

  • Save the result.

  • You can then use the Properties tool to alter slide dimensions.

Selecting properties

Adding Hyperlinks

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  • The Hyperlink feature allows you to link to another deck or slide or out of SlideWiki to another website.

  • The icon looks like a linked chain.

Selecting hyperlinks

Hyperlink Dialogue Box

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  • Highlight the text you wish to use as a link, select the hyperlink iconadd the URL or other information, then select OK.

  • The text will appear blue or be read aloud as a link, if successful.

Links dialogue box filled out

Making Sense

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  • Please: make sure the link makes sense when it is read out in isolation.

  • This will help a screen reader user - telling them where you are taking them or the title of a document etc.

Sample link

I need to learn more about the Open Source Initiative.

 

Sample Link box

Add a Text Box,
Move & Resize

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  • Add additional text boxes by selecting the item from the left edit menu.

Adding a text box from the left edit menu

New Content & Delete

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  • The text box will appear with 'New content' already written. 

  • Delete this and write your own content.

New content in a text box

Moving the Text Box

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  • Move the box by hovering over it, hold down the left hand mouse button
    (a pointed finger appears).

  • Move the box within
    the slide outline.

Text box outline

Hamburger Menu Features

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  • Select the box menu (blue square with hamburger menu) to decide about other editing features such as position, duplication or delete

Text box hamburger menu options

Resizing a Text Box

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  • Move the mouse pointer to the edge of the box (blue line) to resize when the cursor changes to a line with 2 arrow heads (⟷). 

Resizing a text box

Add images, Move & Resize

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  • Add an image by using the left edit menu.

  • Moving and resizing is the same as using a text box.

  • You can also copy and paste an image
    anywhere in an edit box.

Adding an image from the left edit menu

Choose File & Next

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  • Select Choose File in the dialogue box that appears and navigate to the image you want to upload.

  • Then select Next

Choosing a file
Selecting next

Image Properties

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  • Do remember to use the image properties (right hand mouse) to add the alternative text and check copyright

Checking description or alt text and license

Copyright Free

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  • The file that you upload must be copyright free, or one you have made or have
    permissions to use

Checking that image is copyright free

Description, Alt-Text & Upload

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  • Add the Description or alternative text
    (alt-text)
     to explain the image in its context.

  • Then Upload the image. 

Writing the alt text or description
Selecting the upload button

Slide Edit Context Menu

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  • In Edit mode you will notice a small blue box in the top lefthand corner of each the text or image edit boxes.

  • It has a hamburger type icon.

Edit mode hamburger menu

Bring to Front & Other Options

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  • Select this menu to show a drop down list of actions.

Selecting bring to front
  • You can bring the box to the front or send it back, duplicate the box or delete it.

  • Short cut keys are supplied.

 

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  • Bring the box forward if there is an overlap and you want to move it.

Overlapping Text Box

Duplicated text box brought to front

Highlighting Text, Copy & Paste

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  • Highlight any text that you want to copy into the Slide using the keystrokes Ctrl (Cmd) + C and then place the cursor where you want to paste it in a new position using the keystrokes Ctrl (Cmd) + V

Highlighting text to copy and paste

Left Edit Menu Cut,
Copy & Paste

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  • A message will appear if you
    try to use your mouse and right hand button warning you that this action will not work.

  • Cut, copypaste and Undo features are also provided in the left edit menu.

Cut, copy, paste and undo in the left edit menu

Add Video & Audio Files

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  • You can add videos from YouTube or Vimeo by embedding the code or copying the share URL.

  • Use a similar audio service to add code to embed an audio file.

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Sharing a you tube url to SlideWiki
Copying you tube embed link

Captions and Transcripts

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  • Please make sure there are captions and/or a transcripts available.

Opening transcripts in you tube
Selecting suntitles and closed captions in you tube
Transcript

Add Other Elements

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  • When selecting
    Add Other further options become available.

Selecting add other elements left edit menu feature

Add Other Elements

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  • Once Add Other is selected you can embed code.

Selecting maths from the left edit menu
Mathematics in Tex dialogue window
  • This can be from other places, add tables, symbols for science and code snippets.

 

Add Code: Separate Edit Box

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  • The embed code will allow you to add videos and audio, the code snippet does not allow this action, but does allow for a separate edit box of different types of computer code.

Code snippet

Speaker Notes

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  • Add speaker notes to the area below each slide when in edit mode.

  • These notes can explain content.

Speakers notes example

Speaker Notes
Editing Text & Images

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  • In the top right corner basic text and image editing tools are provided.

Speakers notes basic text and image editing tools

Deck and Slide Control Menu

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  • Below the Slide(s) you will see another set of menu control buttons.

  • The arrow to present a slideshow. Options to print, download, report spam, share and like slides as well as subscribe to a deck.

Deck and slide control menu.

Publish & Unlisted Toggle

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  • In Deck Edit Mode on the right there are options once you have made a deck and are ready to publish it (which can be done via the deck information form with the Publish or
    Unlisted toggle).

Publish and unlisted toggle.

Presentation Formats

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  • You have the choice of presenting your slides as a slide show, printing as a PDF, download the deck in several formats including PDF, HTML, ePub and SCORM.

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Report, Share & Like

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  • You can report spam or legal issues with slide content, share decks on various social media sites and finally you can like a deck.

Report share and like icons.

Reporting Issues

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  • The menu bar below the slides has an exclamation mark icon for reporting legal or spam issues with deck content to the SlideWiki team.

Report control button

Share

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  • The menu bar below the slides has a share icon to send your slides to others via email or social media.

Share control

Like

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  • Use the thumbs up to like or unlike a slide.

Like control

Embed Function

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  • There is also an embed function to add slides to a website.

Selecting the embed function.

Adding Comments

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  • You can add comments to your own and other people's slides by using the comments tab beneath the slides.

Add comment button

Filling in Form, Submit

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  • Fill in the form. The Comment Title is a required field. 

  • Then select Submit.

Submit button for commenting
Filling in the comment form

Replying to Comments

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  • You can reply to comments in the same way that you make a new comment - fill in the form and submit.

  • These actions will be seen in the Activity Feed and in your Notifications.

Replying to a comment.

History

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  • In view mode one of the tabs below the slides is the History tab.

Viewing the history tab

History Tab - Three Options

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  • Changes Between Revisions
  • Previous and

  • View Selected Item.

History tab three options.

The History tab provides three further options.

 

Changes Between Revisions

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  • Changes Between Revisions allows you to see what changes have taken place on a particular slide or deck.

Changes between revisions icon.

Previous

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  • The Previous
    icon allows you
    to see previous versions of the selected item.

The previous icon.

View Selected Item

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  • View Selected Item opens up a full view of the selected item in a new window.

View selected item icon.

Author Changes & Collaboration History

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  • The History tab shows when and who has collaborated on creating content or any other action linked to the author or others collaborating on the slides.

Author changes in the history tab

Add Questions

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  • Add Questions on the left edit menu allows for multiple-choice questions linked to individual slides - if slides are copied or forked the questions will remain attached to them.

Add questions option from the left edit menu

Deck View Breadcrumb Trail

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  • When creating questions you will need to select the
    Deck breadcrumb trail to go to Deck View.

Selecting the deck view breadcrumb trail

Creating & Adding Questions

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  • To create questions this is done in the Deck View Tools Menu.

  • Then select
    Add question.

Deck view questions option in the tool menu
Adding a question button

Filling In the Question Form

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  • You will then need to specify the question(s) required.

  • You can also provide answer choices and other options.

  • Then select Save.

Filling out the question form
Saving a created question

Embed Questions

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Selecting the where the questions are taken from.
  • Select which tab you want the questions to come from, eg. From Current Deck, From My Decks or From SlideWiki.

  • Then select the question(s) you require.

Selecting the question you require

Next & Question Title

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  • Then select Next.

  • Enter a title for the question(s) and then select the options you require.

Next button
Entering an example title.

Options, Next

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  • Then select Next.

Selecting the next button.

Warning, Confirm Embed

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Warning then  confirm embed.
  • You will see a warning message.

  • Then select
    Confirm Embed

Explanations,
Levels of Difficulty

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  • Explanations can be provided for the question options with levels of difficulty.

Selecting difficulty of questions
Providing an explanation to the question

Self-Testing

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Selecting the exam question option
  • Learners can use the questions for self-testing the knowledge gained with slides or in exam mode.

 

Self testing.

Question Tab

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  • Once a question has been created select the Questions tab.

Selecting the question tab in exam mode.

Exam Mode

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  • Exam mode provides the user with the questions in a chosen order.

Exam mode example answer choice in a specified order.

Show Answer

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  • Options are provided to see the answers on completion of the test with marks given.

Options available to show the answer.

Slideshow Play Button

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  • The Slide Show Play Button below the slides, is also in the Deck Tree and beneath the Deck Landing page.

Selecting the slide show play button.

Slideshow Arrow Keys

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  • Use the arrow keys bottom right of the screen to move between slides.

Slide presentation arrows for next and previous slide.

Slideshow Hamburger Menu

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Selecting the slide show hamburger menu.
  • Use the hamburger menu bottom left of the screen to view other options.

Slide Show Menu

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  • The hamburger menu provides you with the option of choosing which slides to view, the Deck View page, your notes in speaker mode and an overview of the slides.

The hamburger menu options.

Deck Download

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  • You can download a deck in seven formats: PDF, HTML, ePub and the four versions of SCORM, a way of packaging up elearning objects.

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Playlists

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  • A playlist is a set of decks that can make up a course or a guide such as the help files you are reading.

Deck playlists

Creating a Playlist

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  • You can create
    a playlist by selecting your personal profile dropdown menu.

Personal profile drop down menu.

Selecting Playlists
& Create Playlist

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  • Then select Playlists
    from the dropdown menu.

  • Then select
    Create Playlist.

Selecting Playlists from the drop down menu.
Selecting create playlist.

Playlist Title, Description

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  • You will need to decide the Title
    and Description
    of the Playlist.

  • If necessary add a User Group.

  • Then select Create.

Creating a new playlist title and description.
Selecting a playlist user group
Selecting the playlist create button.

Add to New Playlist

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  • You can add a playlist from the Deck View by selecting the playlists tab.

  • Then select
    Add to new playlist.

Selecting the playlists tab.
Selecting add to new playlist.

Playlist Title, Description

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  • You will need to decide the Title
    and Description
    of the Playlist.

  • If necessary add a User Group.

  • Then select Create.

Creating a new playlist title and description.
Selecting a playlist user group
Selecting the playlist create button.