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Posted by Lee Aase (@leeaase) · Aug 7, 2013

GSM 121: Advanced Applications of Slideshare

Update (3/27/14): As announced in February, Slideshare has dropped support for the slidecasts feature. Therefore now the only multimedia option in Slideshare is embedding YouTube videos. In the text below the parts that have been made inoperative by this change are indicated in this way. In GSM 150 we cover how to convert slidecasts into YouTube videos. You can use a similar method to create narrated videos directly, instead of having a slidecast as an intermediate step. does for presentations what YouTube offers for videos. It's a place to share slide decks publicly (or privately, if you pay for a premium account) to give your ideas much broader (potentially even global) reach.

In this course we explore two of the advanced applications of Slideshare:

  1. Adding audio tracks to create a Slidecast, and
  2. Inserting YouTube videos within your presentations.

Note that at present this is an either/or choice. If you add an audio track, you cannot insert videos.


Below is a presentation uploaded to Slideshare in which I have inserted some videos. In this option you cannot have the narrator track.

Videos in Slideshare

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  1. Discuss in the comments how Slidecasts or presentations with included videos could be used in your work, whether for patient education, employee education, or some other relevant application.
  2. Create a Slidecast or a presentation with included videos using Slideshare. Ideally this would be an application of the type you discussed in #1.
  3. Post the link to your Slidecast or presentation in the comments below.

Matthew Clark PhD SavingLivesWithGus Slideshare


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