Skype for Business – Getting Started

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Skype for Business is a chat and web conferencing program every student and instructor has access to at USM. The product is attached to Office 365, which is also known as Golden or your student email accounts. At USM, instructors may use Skype for web conferencing or live classroom sessions. The following guide walks students through setting up Skype on his/her computer, or mobile device, and how students will enter Skype meetings.

Student Presentations – PowerPoint w/ Voice Over

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For online students, presentations can be tricky things.  If the instructor wants a live presentation, students typically create a slide presentation and present their material through a web conferencing software.  However, if the assignment is to record yourself presenting and submit that recording to an online course, that is a bit more difficult.  It does not have to be.  The following support guide focuses on adding recorded audio, or voice over, to slides within a PowerPoint presentation (to provide that presentation element to the assignment).  The guide also demonstrates how students can share these presentations to Canvas without uploading a large PowerPoint file.

Student Presentations – PowerPoint Recordings

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For online students, presentations can be tricky things.  If the instructor wants a live presentation, students typically create a slide presentation and present their material through a web conferencing software.  However, if the assignment is to record yourself presenting and submit that recording to an online course, that is a bit more difficult.  It does not have to be.  The following support guide walks you through creating a PowerPoint Presentation video and sharing that video to Canvas.