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PowerPoint

PowerPoint

Tool Summary

Powerpoint is a presentation program developed by Microsoft. The program uses slides to get information across to the audience. Presentations made in Powerpoint can be very complex or very simple. It all depends on how you want the information you are trying to convey to come across.

Quick Facts

  • Price: Free to students – if not a student prices vary
  • Platforms: Mac, Windows, IOS, Android, Widnows10 App, and Web 
  • Recommended For: Beginners

Things to Know

Powerpoint is overall a great presentation tool to use. Did you know that you can add captions to your presentation? Along with captions, Powerpoint gives the capability to check how accessible your slides are. Under the review tab, you can click check accessibility. By doing these things you are making your presentation more accessible to people with disabilities. You can also present your Powerpoint live. This helps with remote presentations you might have for school or work. The slideshow tab is where you can find the button to present live. When clicked it will give you a URL you can share and also a QR code your audience can scan to follow along with you while you are presenting.

Getting Started Guides:

Basic Beginners Guide to Creating a Powerpoint

How to Make Powerpoints More Accessible 

Additional Resources

Powerpoint Templates – Free, easy online access or downloadable 

Unsplash – Free, no permission required photographs

Need Help?

Have questions about this tool? Book an appointment with a DKC consultant!

OpenShot Video Editor

OpenShot Video Editor

Tool Summary

OpenShot Video Editor is an easy to use, quick to learn, open-source video editing software. This program is great for beginners just starting out. It has many built-in features to help the simplest of projects look great.

Quick Facts

  • Price: Free
  • Platforms: Mac, Windows, and Linux 
  • Opensource: Yes
  • Recommended For: Beginners – This a great tool to learn video editing, but lacks some features advanced users may miss.

Things to Know

When first opening the program a tutorial will be offered. It is good to go through if this is your first time using OpenShot or video editing in general. There are easy drag and drop options for video, audio, and image files. Along with easy video playback buttons to see the project as it is being made. The program even gives you transition and other effects that can be used. When exporting you can make the project into an MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MPEG, OGG, or WEBM file. This makes it easier to move the project to other platforms like Final Cut, Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve, and other video editing platforms that offer more advanced features.

Getting Started Guides

Getting to Know the Basics of OpenShot

OpenShot Users Guide

Additional Resources

Unsplash: Free stock photos

BenSound: Royalty-free music. Must credit the site if music is used if you don’t buy the music license

Need Help?

Have questions about this tool? Book an appointment with a DKC consultant!

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