Presentation (and Streaming Presentation) Tools
This page provides links to variety of tools that can be used for the production of online presentations.
Articles in alphabetical order.
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"Room-based turnkey appliance suited for capturing and publishing live and on-demand multimedia presentations that include streaming media synchronized with VGA image output from laptops, document cameras, e-whiteboards and source computers."
added: 15 June 2007
"authorGEN offers presentation software for e-learning. These include authorPOINT for rapid e-learning flash slideshows; authorLIVE for online whiteboard e-tutoring; and a Flash SDK, which can be integrated into your own LMS or authoring tools."
Added: 27 March 2007
Includes capability to convert from Microsoft PowerPoint to Flash 8 Video.
"awesome powerpoint backgrounds, templates, graphics and designs. Professional design templates for microsoft powerpoint, free powerpoint backgrounds, templates, tutorials, tips and downloads. Give your presentation a better background"
Updated: 18 June 2005
Backgrounds can be downloaded or purchased on CD
"All the graphics were creatively designed for on-screen presentations. They will look fantastic whether displayed on-screen or projected onto a large screen. As an added bonus they can also be used handouts and notes pages."
Added: 18 June 2005
Pictures can be downloaded or purchased on CD
"With the Macromedia Breeze Training module, you can quickly deploy and manage online courses and seminars, or add quizzes and surveys to existing course materials from within Microsoft PowerPoint. You can also track and measure training initiatives, take advantage of complete content, course, and user management tools, and ensure compliance by tracking user completion and course success." Macromedia
Updated: 15 October 2003
Take a look at the overview presentations (http://www.macromedia.com/software/breeze/productinfo/features/)
"CBOX is a Presentation Appliance that enables presenters and other business users to easily create and publish impactful presentations. Live or on demand. CD or web."
Updated: 23 January 2005
It allows individuals or work group to easily and cost-effectively create in-house rich media material with engaging DVD-quality content for internal and external communications.
"Classroom Presenter is a distributed presentation system for the Tablet PC. As a distributed system, the synchronized versions of the presentation are shared across multiple machines. The Tablet PC is used as the presentation device because of the high quality ink that it provides. A basic goal of Classroom Presenter is to provide an integration of computer generated slides and ink in a manner that allows instructors flexibility in delivery and interaction with the audience."
Added: 2 July 2004
The initial development of ConferenceXP Presenter was done at Microsoft Research in 2002. Subsequent development has been done at University of Washington, and current versions of Classroom Presenter are available at this site. The UW releases are still covered by a Microsoft Research License. The key restriction in the current license is that use is limited to "Research and Internal Teaching Purposes".
"Datpresenter is a revolutionary presentation package that allows you to synchronises multimedia presentations. It enables you to record, organise and archive live and past presentations. No software installation is required for either content administrators or the end viewer, making it accessible to everyone around the globe. Whether used for marketing, training or industry communication, Datpresenter truly creates the perfect e-learning environment."
Added: 7 April 2005
Take a look in the Showcase to see how organisations are using Datpresenter
Added: 9 June 2004
an authoring tool that makes use of streaming video and web-based materials; no-fee license for non-profit educational establishments
"The TechSmith EnSharpen video codec produces highly compressed, lossless quality QuickTime movies of on-screen activity. Perfect for cross-platform training videos, animated text and more!"
Added: 10 October 2003
The EnSharpen decoder is freely distributable
"Speechi and its Eureki extension allow you to use a real physical whiteboard while presenting a PowerPoint show . Your whole speech (PowerPoint, whiteboard actions) is captured and synchronized with MP3 sound . The eBeam System 3 receiver equipped with a USB or BlueTooth connection is instantaneously positionned on any standard whiteboard. The 4 standard markers supplied with sleeves and the eraser allow to reproduce your drawings which Eureki automatically inserts into your PowerPoint presentation. You can view your presentations on the Web, from a PC, MAC, or Linux machine."
Added: 26 May 2005
Includes software and whiteboard material for eBeam System 3 USB
"EZ-ROM Pro is an easy-to-use CD-ROM and Presentation development tool that allows you to create customized auto-launch CDs and slide show presentations. EZ-ROM Pro is designed with a variety of features that extend functionality enabling first time users to create incredible multimedia presentations."
Added: 3 September 2005
Free demo and online operations manual let you successfully try EZ-ROM Pro before buying
"FlashSpring is an easy-to-use PowerPoint add-on for conversion of Powerpoint presentations to Flash format. FlashSpring allows you to keep interactive elements and animations of Powerpoint presentations. Additionally you can enhance your presentation with audio and SWF video."
Added: 1 April 2006
FlashSpring Lite is free to download
"Impatica for Powerpoint simplifies the delivery of narrated, animated PowerPoint presentations over the internet. Impatica maintains the animations, transitions and hyperlinks created in PPt. Simply drag a PPt presentation onto the icon and within seconds it is "translated" before your eyes into a new proprietary file format which is greatly compressed (95% on average) and which streams to any type of computer as a java applet within a 2kbps stream (dial-up modems). NO special software such as PPt, PPt viewer, or media player plug-in is required by the viewer. The narrated presentation simply pops open and plays spontaneously in any browser. Impatica OnCue syncronizes plug-in free video with PPt, and offers full VCR like controls, scrolling text, key word search and a two tiered table of contents."
Updated : 7 January 2002
Special educational pricing
"Want To Instantly Add Streaming Video To Your Website Without Expensive Equipment Or Technical Know-How?"
Added: 5 December 2004
Instantly adds streaming video to your emails and websites
"KnowledgePresenterR v7 Professional is a powerful set of tools that assist you to create high quality interactive e-learning and multimedia presentations-for online or offline delivery."
Added: 14th July 2008
"Nalanda QuickFlash is one of the most e-learning friendly PowerPoint to Flash converter. It has a powerful conversion engine which yields faster and feature rich output. Quickflash supports conversion of embedded audio files, animations and works successfully on all major Windows operating systems."
Added: 15 February 2005
Available in both Desktop (for individual users) as well as API version (for server level conversion requirement)
"Openworld Learning's family of authoring tools makes it faster, simpler and more affordable than before to create advanced rich media presentations."
Added: 9 July 2002
Openworld Presenter Basic is freeware. Presenter Plus you can trial for 30 days
"podia is a suite of multimedia delivery solutions that allow you to present your information over the internet. Whatever your needs, from on-demand playback to live broadcast, podia can help you.
Added: 13 June 2005
View samples online
"PointeCast Publisher is an easy-to-use PowerPoint®-to-FlashT conversion tool that allows you to create online training and presentations with animations, audio, video, quizzes, surveys, and much more."
Added:13 April 2005
Free trial version available
"Powerbullet is a small, simple program for creating presentations in the FlashT format. You don't need any experience to create slick animated presentations by typing, clicking and dragging. Powerbullet Presenter is specifically designed for creating multi-page presentations that are commonly used in electronic sales brochures and catalogues, splash screens, slideshows and student projects."
Added: 4 February 2005
Powerbullet is available in both a Freeware and a Plus version; the latter offers a few advanced features (e.g. rollover effects, custom navigation buttons, advanced click actions, timed animations).
"Converts all of PowerPoint multimedia features - audio, video, transitions and animations to Flash - for more compelling web content."
Added: 3 September 2005
Free trial available
"Download professional Microsoft PowerPoint Templates and Microsoft Word Templates for your business presentations. Excellent design and handy layouts. More then 1500 templates in 28 themes. Daily updates."
Added: 14 November 2006
Free samples available.
"Microsoft Office presentation graphics program. Create attention-grabbing slides quickly, collaborate with team members on your presentations, and share them live or online"
PowerPoint is quick and effective. Most people have it on their desktops, and therefore it is easy for subject matter experts (SMEs) to create presentations themselves, when "time to knowledge" is important. These can then be delivered very easily via the web or turned into web-based versions or streamed with audio narrations.
"Download expert-quality PowerPoint templates and backgrounds for your presentations."
Added: 21 June 2004
Different categories of templates suitable for different purposes including those suitable for education and training
"Designed for companies and universities, PresenterSoft MediaEasy is a powerful, yet simple to use tool that allows you to create web-based streaming video presentations including PowerPoint slides, images, HTML and flash that change in synchronization with the video or audio content. PresenterSoft MediaEasy support both Real and Windows Media ,you can import files with file name extensions of rm, ra, asf, wmv, wma, mp3, avi, wav, mpg and mpeg."
Added: 3 November 2003
Free trial available
"Microsoft Producer is an add-on for PowerPoint 2002 that makes it easy for knowledge workers and enterprise media professionals to capture, synchronize, and publish audio, video, slides, and images. Use Producer to create engaging and effective rich-media presentations for viewing on demand in a browser"
Updated: 8 March 2002
ideal for quick and easy, self-service creation of on-demand. rich media presentations for JIT learning. FREE add-on for PowerPoint 2002.
"Software for presentations, communications, online learning and live webcast"
Added: 9 February 2004
Free 15-day trial of ScreenWatch Producer 5.5.
Update: The Prezi online presentation tool is new software that can bring static information to life. Read an intro to this presentation tool here.
"This easy-to-use desktop authoring tool allows non-technical people to record presentations by synchronizing PowerPoint slides with audio voice narration and automatically publish these to a web site in minutes."
Updated: 23 January 2005
This product is ideal for anyone who needs to record a live event and make it available for replay at a later point. All you need is a PowerPoint presentation and a microphone to create high impact rich media presentations.
"Dynamic, customizable photo galleries for Flash MX 2004 and Flash 8"
Added: 9 April 2006
"Big features, budget price - $20"
"Speechi allows education professionals to record a PowerPoint presentation and whiteboard drawings, all completely synchronised with their speech - without any technical expertise necessary. The result is immediately available in the universal Flash MX format and can be viewed online on all workstations."
Updated: 29 March 2005
Speechi Light is free!
"StreamAuthor 2.0 is an extremely simple to use, yet complete rich-media presentation authoring solution. It enables anyone, from professional to general users, to create dynamic presentations that can be published on the Web, Intranet, or on CD/DVD."
Added: 10 May 2002
Free trial version
"SyberWorks Web Audio enables you to add streaming audio to your Web site without a plug-in or any server software. Playback is accomplished with a small Java applet that produces web audio that downloads very quickly and automatically. Because SyberWorks Web Audio doesn't require a plug-in, anyone can hear the audio from your site without installing any software. Our Web audio only needs a browser. Not requiring server software reduces your costs and means that any site can use streaming audio-even sites on shared servers where you don't have the option of installing server software."
Added: 9 March 2004
No plug-in streaming audio
"Add-on for PowerPoint to link a presentation to text files, Excel documents, databases and news feeds"
Added: 4 June 2004
Free trial download for evaluation. Online Workshops explain how to carry out tasks
"Tegrity® Campus is the first instructional archiving and study system that serves all students and faculty across the entire institution."
Added: 23 January 2005
Creation of quality e-learning content based on how most faculty teach today - no course development required
"Powerpoint templates and backgrounds professionally designed for Microsoft PowerPoint. Tutorial, resources and all you need to create a great presentation in minutes."
Added: 3 July 2004
Each PowerPoint template set includes 3 slides - the Title Slide, the General Slide, and the Printing Slide. Just insert your copy into the ready-made spaces and you're done!
"With Thumbstacks.com, you can make presentations - like slideshows, or outlines - right in your web browser. When you're done, you can share your presentations with anyone, anywhere, just by sending them a link. Want to see an example?"
Added: 15 February 2006
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"TurboDemoT is a professional software to demonstrate and present applications, processes, websites, etc. Can create small professional online & offline e-learning demos and tutorials in 7 export formats incl. Flash and Java."
Added: 8th August 2008
"A live online presentation tool with audio, images (slides), animations, messages, quizzes, etc, all synchronized. Run under Windows or Linux OSes. Each client is also a retransmitter, creating a P2P (peer-to-peer) network for low bandwidth consumption."
Added: 28 March 2004
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"At its core, Videocue is a unique new application to help you create striking movies of you reading your words aloud. Without Memorizing a single word. Using the Application is simple: Enter the text of your speech; Drag your camera icon to the storyboard Press record"
Added: 17 January 2005
Try Videocue for free. System requirements: MacOS X Panther 10.3.0 or greater. (MacOS X 10.3.5 recommended).
"WebEx Presentation Studio lets you create and deliver high-impact multimedia content for convenient, on-demand access via the Web."
Updated: 6 January 2004
WebEex has acquired the assets of Presenter Inc
"A low cost flash player that synchronizes images and transcript text with segments of video and/or audio. The authoring system incorporates the production of an accessible alternative to the presentation that provides a screen reader friendly version that can also be printed and is available to low bandwidth users."
Added: 14 July 2006
Free trial accounts available
Wondershare PPT to Video can convert PowerPoint presentations to almost all popular video formats with excellent quality.The same kind products:PPT to Youtube;PPT to iPod;PPT to iPhone;PPT to Apple TV/Pocket PC/PSP/BlackBerry/Zune
Added: 21 December 2007
"WSI have can offer an Internet-based Multimedia Presentation Solution! This cutting edge technology incorporates video & audio, or audio-only, with a PowerPoint presentation or other images, resulting in engaging rich-media presentations viewable on-demand over the Internet or from CD-ROM. Whether your intention is simply to put manuals online or to deliver media-rich curricula (video, audio, web conferences), we can meet your needs."
Updated: 2 February 2004
"WSI, headquartered in Toronto, Canada ... has established itself as the world's leading Internet Services Franchise whose systems are used by over 700 franchisees in 87 countries around the world.."