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Slide Shows

You can add a new slide show presentation to your Edline website. Slide shows consist of an Edline folder with the individual slides uploaded to the folder. For example, a biology or human anatomy teacher may want to include a presentation of how the body produces and secretes insulin, and coaches may want to create a year-in-review slide show for their team. The permission to add slide shows is usually available to all school personnel who are the super user of a webpage, such as teachers for their class page.

Slide shows do NOT require Flash components and do display correctly on Apple® products, such as the iPad®.

If you have design privileges, you can include a slide show to be a part of your home webpage. See the Add Slide Shows to Your Website topic.

How to Add the Slide Shows Folder

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Adding a Slide Show

  1. Open the webpage or folder where you want to create a slide show.
  2. From the Edline menu bar, click Edit This Page to access the edit mode.
  3. Hover over the section where you want to add the slide show, and click the Add an item to this box File:en-us/Edline/030_Teacher/050_My_Class_Page_Content/060_Slide_Shows/addicon.jpg icon to access the Add Item Type pallet.
  4. Select Slideshow to access the Create Slide Show page.
  5. Type the title of the presentation in the Slide Show Name box. This title will appear on the website.
  6. Type a brief summary for the presentation in the Slide Show Description box. Optional.
  7. Click Save and Return to add the presentation.

How to Add Files to Your Slide Show

Once you create the slide show presentation folder, you can add the individual slides to your presentation through your website. Usually only school staff can add slides to a slide show.

You can upload up to twenty-five (25) files at once to appear in your slide show. For optimal performance when displaying slideshow pages, keep image file sizes to a minimum.  

  1. Open the slide show folder you created on your webpage, and click the Edit This Page option from the menu bar.
  2. From the slide show page, click the Add an item to this box File:en-us/Edline/030_Teacher/050_My_Class_Page_Content/060_Slide_Shows/addicon.jpg icon to access the Upload Picture Files dialog.
  3. Click Pick Files to select the slide show files for your upload.
    To upload multiple files, press the Ctrl key while selecting the file names.
  4. Enter a title and a summary for each file (optional) in the Title and Summary boxes.
  5. Click Start Upload to upload the files.
  6. Click Done when finished. The slide show will play whenever a visitor opens the presentation.

You can reorder the images in the slide show if you need to rearrange the contents.

How to Add the Slide Show Presentation to More Than One Group (Class, Sport, Activity)

You can copy the slide show presentation to any of the groups where you are the super user for the group. This feature enables teachers who teach the same course to more than one class to create the presentation only once and copy it to all the classes they teach.

  1. From the Edline menu bar, click Edit This Page to access the edit mode.
  2. Hover over the section of the webpage containing the slide show, and click the Edit in list view File:en-us/Edline/030_Teacher/050_My_Class_Page_Content/060_Slide_Shows/editinlisticon.jpg icon. The system displays the list of contents.
  3. Select the slide show presentation to copy.
  4. Click Copy to access the Copy Selected Items page.
  5. Select the groups (classes, sports, activities) to copy the information to from the list.

    To select multiple groups, hold the Ctrl key while selecting the groups.

  6. Click Copy.