EchoVideo: Adding a PowerPoint (PDF) to Poll Students

Overview: Adding a Presentation

Accessing Your EchoVideo Course? First, log in to echo360.org if you are not logged in, or you can also open your EchoVideo course within Canvas from the left menu navigation.
Transitions or Animated Images in a Powerpoint. Importing PowerPoint with transitions will be removed and animated images (i.e., gif, meme, etc.) become static.
DO NOT edit the date or time for scheduled classes created by the system. Instead, create a new class (holds media to share with students), click the New Class button.
Rename your class: Scheduled classes are system named automatically as your EchoVideo course/section. It's BEST PRACTICE to name the class a short descriptive title so that is specific to the topic being covered in class, edit your class name, description, and more..

Teaching with presentation slides is a added benefit Adding polling to a presentation can be done before your scheduled class, during (Live Stream), or after class. View or download the quick reference guide on Adding Polling Slides to a Presentation, the slides with polls can be hidden until you are ready for students to view them. To create, upload, or reuse an existing presentation follow the steps in this guide.

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Add a Presentation in an EchoVideo Class (PowerPoint or PDF)

Teaching with presentation slides is a added benefit Adding polling to a presentation can be done before your scheduled class, during (Live Stream), or after class. View or download the quick reference guide on Adding Polling Slides to a Presentation, the slides with polls can be hidden until you are ready for students to view them. To create or upload an existing presentation to an EchoVideo course follow the steps below.

  1. Log in to EchoVideo.org with your SVSU email and password.
  2. Click Courses (top menu).
  3. Type or search for the EchoVideo course name that you want to add a presentation to, click your course to open it.
  4. Go to your Classes page, locate the class, click the + icon (Add Presentation​​). 
     EchoVideo - Classes List Page - Add a Presentation
    • There are 3 options, select from the options available:
      • Upload a file: Upload a PowerPoint or PDF from your computer.
      • Import from your library: Existing PowerPoint or PDF.
      • Create a new presentation: Blank Presentation. These act as a spacer or "pause" location to have your students do something else rather than watching a video.​​​​
      • Once your PowerPoint or PDF is added, students will be able to follow allow at their pace, add bookmarks, or even mark if a slide is confusing to them. See article: EchoVideo: Student Guide Classroom Tools (defined)

Add Polls to a Presentation

 Adding polling to a presentation adds interactivity. Student can respond to polls for a grade or you can gather feedback. You can hide polls until you are ready for students to have access, follow the steps below.

Classes List Page

  1. Click the presentation icon, then choose Edit Presentation.
  2. In the upper-right of your screen, click Add Poll then choose the desired Poll (e.g., Multiple Choice, Short Answer, Image quiz, Ordered List, Numerical), see guides below: 
  3. View or download PDF instructions on Adding Polling to a Presentation.
  4. You can add existing polling slides (all polls created in EchoVideo are reusable) that are stored in your library, learn how to import a slide to a presentation.
  5. When your class is recorded or Live your students will see the presentation with polls
  6. Students must be at a computer or can use their phone to answer a poll.

Hiding Presentation Slides with Polls

  1. You can hide your polling slides until you are ready for students to participate. NOTE: This has to be done individually to each slide.
  2. Open the class with the Presentation.
  3. Select the presentation to make it active, click the waffle menu to view all slides, navigate to the polling slide you want to hide, hover over the slide and look for a eye symbol
    • The grey eye with no strike through it means that students can see and participate in the poll. Click the grey eye to hide the slide from students. Echo360 Presentation Available - Eye icon no strike through.
    • The red eye with a strike through and means students cannot see the poll. Echo360 Presentation Available - Red eye icon with strike through. 
  4. Follow the same steps for each slide you want to show or hide from students, grey eye means slide is available for viewing, the red eye means its hidden. 
IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING STUDENT POLL RESPONSES:
1. Students should use Firefox (the latest version) for the best experience.
2. Ad-Blockers should be turned off if they are enabled in their browser.
3. When responding to a polling slide, a student must choose their answer and click the blue SUBMIT button otherwise data is not saved. View how student's respond to polling slides. 4. Students can edit their answers until you close the poll, learn how to control your polling slides in a presentation.
5. Feedback is provided to students after you close the poll.

Control Polling Slides During Class (Live Stream)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students can edit their answers until you close the Poll. 

In a separate browser window, you can control the slides. You must be in the EchoVideo Classroom. DO NOT show this screen to students, the EchoVideo classroom is available on their own computer. Below the polling slide, you can control the functionality of the slide deck.

Article section: How to Conduct a Presentation with Polls During Class?

Review Student Responses within an EchoVideo course

The Polling tab for a course provides responses for each class and question. 

Add Interactive Media to an EchoVideo Course (Class)

A video with embedded polling also can be added to an EchoVideo class. Responses can be viewed in the Polling tab of your EchoVideo course. Classes with interactive media will open in a new browser window in the new embedded player, Students can watch and participate in the poll or engage in a discussion, see Viewing Content in the New Player.

Adding interactive media to a class does provide all the student engagement tools that you see in class with a video or presentation. You will only be able to interact with students in Discussions, (view an image of the embedded player). If you looking to teach using the classroom tools in the Active Learning Platform you need to publish a video or presentation to a class, (view an image of the Classroom toolbar as an instructor or as a student). 

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