Sharing PowerPoint Presentations after MyBrainShark is Discontinued

Since MyBrainShark is discontinuing their free service I would like to offer a few alternatives to sharing PowerPoint Presentations. Each one of the options below offers different services from transcripts (based on slide content), embed links, and video transfer just to name a few.

If you are using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 I would recommend using the video feature built into the software for sharing narrated PowerPoints. This feature converts the narrated PowerPoint into an MP4 file format that can be uploaded to YouTube. YouTube provides the ability to close caption the video making it ADA compliant.

SlideBoom

SlideBoom is a valuable tool for educators because it enables voice-overs, is interactive, and free!

Features of SlideBoom:

  • Free version available
  • Automatic transcripts to PowerPoint presentations.
  • Allows editing to accent areas of your presentation using a pencil or highlighter.
  • Embed presentation in blogs and LMS
  • Narration/audio available when created in 2003-2007 versions
  • Using iSpring you can create voice over and narrations – there is a free version of this software – this is required to embed YouTube Videos in presentation
  • Features that are not available; embedded video/links only, only supports version 2010 or lower, when saving a 2013 version to the old file format you lose narrations, Limited private sharing for free version
  • Free vs Pro Specifications
  • http://www.slideboom.com/

AuthorSTREAM

AuthorSTREAM is a powerful online presentation sharing engine that not only allows you to upload your PowerPoint presentations online for free, but also assists you to share them with your friends, students or co-workers located across the globe.

Features of AuthorSTREAM:

  • Free version available
  • Automatic transcripts to PowerPoint presentations.
  • Converts to video (only allows one presentation conversion for free)
  • Embed presentation in blogs and LMS – Private presentations cannot be embedded
  • Limited private sharing for free version
  • Features that are not available; No analytics for free version, minimal private settings
  • Free vs Premium Specifications
  • http://www.authorstream.com/

SlideShare

AuthorSTREAM is a powerful online presentation sharing engine that not only allows you to upload your PowerPoint presentations online for free, but also assists you to share them with your friends, students or co-workers located across the globe.

Features of SlideBoom:

  • Free version available
  • Analytic reports
  • Allows for embedding YouTube Videos from within the presentation
  • Allows for re-upload and keeps analytic reports
  • Converts to video (only allows one presentation conversion for free)
  • Share and Embed presentation in blogs and LMS – Private presentations cannot be embedded
  • Slideshare is linked to LinkedIn connecting both accounts
  • Features that are not available; narration/audio
  • Free vs Premium Specifications
  • https://www.slideshare.net/

PowerPoint to Video Feature

This feature creates a MP4 file format that can be loaded to YouTube. This feature allows you to keep narration and timings for your presentation.

About Donna Simiele

Currently working at Niagara County Community College as the eLearning Technology Support Coordinator. I am a graduate of Empire State College with a BS and completed a certificate in Instructional Design from SUNY.
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