Availability: Accessed via a web browser, but also available through the Apple Store and Google Play.
What is it?
SlideShare is a tool use to upload and share presentations. It was originally created for businesses to share presentations amongst employees, but it now used for a wide range of resources, including educational purposes.
How does it work?
SlideShare allows you to upload OpenDocument, PowerPoint, KeyNote and PDF presentations or alternatively create a presentation through SlideShare. For guidance on using SlideShare, click here.
Many people use SlideShare either as a back-up for delivering presentations or as a way of making their presentations available to participants after the event. Link with many online services which allows a user to deliver content, SlideShare has a range of privacy settings for the presentations uploaded (private, via a link, public) so that you can control who can access the content. SlideShar presentation can also be embedded (via an embed code) into other services such as FaceBook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Padlet etc not to mention websites such as WordPress and the VLE.
SlideShare also provides some reporting and statistics on how many views your presentation has had, how many users have ‘liked’ your presentation, how many users have downloaded your presentation and how many people have commented on your presentation.
LinkedIn’s recent acquisition of SlideShare now means you can share your presentations, PDFs and videos on your LinkedIn profile, meaning you can easily share your research presentations and conference papers/presentations with your professional network.
Uploading a PowerPoint to SlideShare
Alternatives to SlideShare
Microsoft Office Sway