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Indiana Wesleyan University Support Knowledge Base

Create and Manage a Presentation

Goal

After reviewing this how-to you will have the knowledge needed to create and manage a presentation within the ePortfolio tool in Brightspace. A presentation is an interactive way to share multiple items that have already been added to your ePortfolio. 

There are two features available within the ePortfolio tool that allow you to group multiple items together and share them with others: collections and presentations. Creating, Adding items to, and Managing presentations are reviewed in this how-to guide.  Collections will be reviewed in the Create and Manage a Collection guide.

Navigation

Create a Presentation

1a. From the main ePortfolio tab, select the "New Presentation" link.

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1b. From the My Items tab, select the "New Presentation" button.

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2. Add a title in the "Name" field for the new presentation, you can also add more detailed information in the "Description" field if you wish to do so.

 

3. To save the presentation, select the "Save" button and cancel out of the page or select one of the other tabs and your presentation will save automatically.

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  • To return to the presentation after cancelling out, choose the My Items tab and select the 'Actions for ...' button and choose the "Edit" option.

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  • You are encouraged to preview the presentation throughout the process of adding and managing the content, to do this select the "View Presentation" link available on every tab when in editing mode.

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Manage Content/Layout

Select the "Content/Layout" tab.

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  • In the 'Pages' table, select the 'View actions for ...' button and choose the "Page Properties" option.

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  • Add a title for the page in the "Page Name" field, then select the "Save" button.

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  • To create a new page, select the "New page" button.

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  • Select the name of a linked page to edit the content area.

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  • To modify the order of the pages, select the "Reorder pages" button.

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  • Modify the values in the "SortOrder" column as needed. Once you are finished, select the "Save" button.

 

  • Items added in the Content Area 1 section will appear in a frame on the right of the presentation. Select the "Add Component" button to include a text box or items you have added to your ePortfolio. Please note, you can only add files you have already uploaded to your ePortfolio ( for more information on how to do this, review the Adding Files guide).

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  • Select the 'Move ...' button to rearrange the order items will appear in the right frame of the presentation.

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  • Select the 'Remove ... from Layout' button to take an individual item off the presentation.

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  • Items added in the Content Area 2 section will appear in a frame on the left of the presentation. Select the "Add Component" button to include a text box or items you have added to your ePortfolio.

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  • Some added items will provide the option to allow you or the individuals with whom you shared the presentation with to post a comment directly on the presentation itself. Select the 'Comments Enabled' checkbox to allow this option.

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Manage Banner

1. Select the "Banner" tab.

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2. Information can be added in the "Banner Title" and/or "Banner Description" field. Both fields can be left empty if nothing is to be displayed in the designated areas on the presentation. After modifying the fields, select the "Save" button.

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3. To review the changes made to the presentation, select the "View Presentation" link. The image below provides an example of how the title and description field are displayed.

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Manage Theme

1. Select the "Theme" tab.

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2. To preview your current theme or one of the other themes, select the respective 'Preview ...' button.

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3. To apply a new theme, choose the respective "Select" button.

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