Please note: This page is all about sharing and keeping you up-to-date in the world of academic technology and doesn't necessarily reflect applications in use at Ottawa University. As such, we don't offer training on these items nor does the OU Help team provide support.
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Alternatives to PowerPointI've been receiving some questions recently about alternatives to PowerPoint (for the classroom), particularly an interest in Prezi. What's really nice about Prezi is that you can start with the PowerPoint you've already created (or were provided with) and quickly turn it into something more engaging. Visit Prezi's support page to learn how to create one.
Here's one we created awhile back when we were exploring e-textbooks:
Tiny URLHave you ever copied and pasted a web address, only to get something that looks like this?: http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reading-Display-Globa lly/dp/B003FSUDM4/ref=amb_link_353259562_2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIK X0DER&pf_rd_s=center-10&pf_rd_r=11EYKTN682A79T370AM3&pf_rd_ t=201&pf_rd_p=1270985982&pf_rd_i=B002Y27P3M
Tiny URL is a web-based engine that shortens URLs into something more manageable.