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Blackboard Learn: SlideShare Mashup

​A mashup is a connection Blackboard Learn makes to other online software programs. Slideshare is a free online presentation software that emulates PowerPoint.

Add a Slideshare Presentation

  1. First, decide where you wish to add a Slideshare presentation. Mashups can only be added in Content Areas. To learn how to create a content area, click the Add Content button found in this course.
  2. Next, make sure that Edit Mode is set to ON.
  3. a screenshot of the Edit Mode Toggle showing ON  
  4. In this example, the fictional professor has created a “Presentation” content area of her course. Click the content area to which you wish to add a presentation.
  5. a screenshot of the Presentation Content Area  
  6. In the content area, click the Build Content button. In the drop-down that appears, find the Mashups area and select SlideShare Presentation.
  7. a screenshot of the Build Content drop down menu with the SlideShare Presentation option highlighted  
  8. You will be taken to an area with a search field. Type in your search criteria term and click Go.
  9. a screenshot of the Search for SlideShare Presentation dialog box  
  10. Slideshare will return a list of presentation results, each with a thumbnail. To preview a presentation, click its Preview button. To use the presentation in your content area, click its Select button.
  11. a screenshot of the Preview and Select buttons  
  12. When you click Preview, the first slide will appear and you may click the “Next” arrow to progress through the presentation.
  13. a screenshot of the Preview pop-up screen  
  14. Once you click “Select” on a presentation, you will then give it a name and description (optional).
  15. a screenshot of the Name and Description dialog boxes  
  16. Scroll down for more options like giving the presentation a thumbnail, linking to the presentation or embedding it directly in the page, and whether or not to show Slideshare information.
  17. a screenshot of the Mashup Options dialog box with View and Show SlideShare URL and Information highlighted  
  18. After selecting any attachments, permissions, or date criteria, click Submit.
  19. a screenshot of the Submit button  
  20. The Slideshare presentation will appear as an item on the content page you chose. Turn Edit Mode OFF to view the presentation from a student perspective.

a screenshot of the final uploaded content area with Edit Mode toggled to OFF  

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Last updated 12/10/2020 5:57 PM