Wiki Tutorial/Creating a Presentation


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  • 1.1 Alternative forms
  • 1.2 Etymology
  • 1.3 Pronunciation
  • 1.4.1 Derived terms
  • 1.4.2 Related terms
  • 1.4.3 Translations
  • 1.5 Anagrams
  • 2.1.1 Descendants
  • 3.1 Etymology
  • 3.2.1 Declension
  • 3.2.2 Related terms
  • 3.3 Anagrams

English [ edit ]

Alternative forms [ edit ].

  • præsentation ( archaic )

Etymology [ edit ]

From Old French presentation (French présentation ), from Latin praesentātiōnem , accusative singular of praesentātiō ( “ representation, exhibition ” ) . Morphologically present +‎ -ation

Pronunciation [ edit ]

  • ( US , UK , Canada ) IPA ( key ) : /ˌpɹɛzənˈteɪʃən/ , /ˌpɹizənˈteɪʃən/
  • ( Hong Kong ) IPA ( key ) : /pɹisɛnˈteɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun [ edit ]

presentation ( countable and uncountable , plural presentations )

  • 1594–1597 , Richard Hooker , edited by J[ohn] S[penser ], Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie,   [ … ] , London: [ … ] Will [ iam ] Stansby [ for Matthew Lownes ] , published 1611 , →OCLC , (please specify the page) : Prayers are sometimes a presentation of mere desires.
  • A dramatic performance .
  • An award given to someone on a special occasion .
  • Money given as a wedding gift .
  • A lecture or speech given in front of an audience .
  • ( medicine ) The symptoms and other possible indications of disease , trauma , etc., that are exhibited by a patient who has sought, or has otherwise come to, the attention of a physician . The presentation of the thirty-four-year-old male in the emergency room was slight fever, dilated pupils, and marked disorientation.
  • ( medicine ) The position of the foetus in the uterus at birth .
  • ( mainly LGBT ) Gender presentation ; gender expression .
  • ( fencing ) Offering one's blade for engagement by the opponent.
  • ( mathematics ) The specification of a group by generators and relators .
  • 1765–1769 , William Blackstone , Commentaries on the Laws of England , (please specify |book=I to IV) , Oxford, Oxfordshire: [ … ] Clarendon Press , →OCLC : If the bishop admits the patron's presentation , the clerk so admitted is next to be instituted by him.
  • ( immunology ) The preparation of antigen fragments during the immune response .

Derived terms [ edit ]

  • presentation box
  • presentation logic
  • presentation software
  • self-presentation

Related terms [ edit ]

  • presentational
  • presentationally

Translations [ edit ]

Anagrams [ edit ].

  • penetrations

Old French [ edit ]

presentation   f ( oblique plural presentations , nominative singular presentation , nominative plural presentations )

  • presentation ( act of presenting something or someone )
  • presentation ( demonstration )

Descendants [ edit ]

  • French: présentation

Swedish [ edit ]

From French présentation , from présenter + -ation , equivalent to presentera +‎ -ation . Cognate with English presentation , German Präsentation , Norwegian Bokmål presentasjon , Norwegian Nynorsk presentasjon and Danish præsentation .

presentation   c

  • a presentation

Declension [ edit ]

  • presentatör
  • prestationen

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  • English terms derived from Old French
  • English terms derived from Latin
  • English 4-syllable words
  • English terms with IPA pronunciation
  • English terms with audio links
  • Rhymes:English/eɪʃən
  • Rhymes:English/eɪʃən/4 syllables
  • English lemmas
  • English nouns
  • English uncountable nouns
  • English countable nouns
  • English terms with quotations
  • en:Medicine
  • English terms with usage examples
  • en:Mathematics
  • en:Immunology
  • en:Communication
  • en:Transgender
  • Old French lemmas
  • Old French nouns
  • Old French feminine nouns
  • Swedish terms derived from French
  • Swedish terms suffixed with -ation
  • Swedish lemmas
  • Swedish nouns
  • Swedish common-gender nouns
  • English undefined derivations
  • English entries with topic categories using raw markup
  • Terms with redundant transliterations
  • Terms with redundant transliterations/cmn

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Best practices in giving a Wikipedia presentation

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Share your experiences in giving Wikipedia presentations with others [ edit ]

  • Start with thinking about the expectations of the audience and about your own goals
  • Show your audience the numbers
  • Tell people about our vision
  • Tell people how you have benefited from contributing to Wikipedia
  • Tell people why Wikipedia needs their help
  • Include a practical "how to" demonstration on Wikipedia editing, illustrating that it is easy to get started. Begin small, showing how to add a wikilink, fix a typo, add a sentence or a phrase, and proceed from there.
  • Try to reach people where they are. Request to give special Wikipedia presentations at non-Wikipedia events.
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Tricky questions to expect
  • Some themes that might be interesting to build your presentation around

Other resources [ edit ]

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  • Presentations – repository for presentations about Wikipedia
  • Speakers – list of people who do presentations on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects
  • Best practices documentation – other best practice pages on public outreach
  • outreach:Bookshelf Project

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  • Best practices in public outreach
  • Target audience Wikimedians
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Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository

Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Wiki Pages for Online Delivery

Tags: Content , Online , Powerpoint , Wiki


While PowerPoint presentations can be effective when used as a visual aid to support the messages presented face-to-face, they are typically not as effective when viewed in a fully online environment where the instructor is absent. It is difficult to include enough context to the slides without adding excessive text (Shank, 2012).

Converting the information contained in a PowerPoint presentation into multiple wiki pages can help online students process and understand the material in a more effective way. Images, videos, text, audio, and other interactive elements can be added to support the information previously included on PowerPoint slides. Wiki pages seamlessly integrate with the existing online course and are also typically more accessible for technologies such as screen readers and mobile devices.

Link to example artifact(s)

Artifact one.

  • Instructor: Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, College of Sciences, UCF
  • Course Title: ANT3610: Language and Culture

In order to support students in this fully online course, Dr. Reyes-Foster converted the information in an already existing PowerPoint presentation into a series of wiki pages within the learning management system.

Language to Thought

Figure 2: PPT 2

Figures 1 and 2 display two PowerPoint slides originally used in a face-to-face session to demonstrate language hypotheses. These slides lack the instructor’s explanation in a fully online environment, so there is no information to enhance or support understanding of the models. The information in the two slides is now converted to one wiki page (Figure 3), which allows for side-by-side comparison of the two hypotheses. It also allows Dr. Reyes-Foster to present textual information to further support the hypotheses in an online environment.

Example of the PowerPoint images above on a wiki page

Artifact Two

  • Instructor: Dr. Marc Consalo, Lecturer, Legal Studies, College of Health and Public Affairs, UCF
  • Course Title: PLA3306: Criminal Law

This course was converted from a face-to-face to online environment. Given a short development timeline, Dr. Consalo utilized his PowerPoint presentations as a basis for his online course content.

Classifying Crimes - Ancient Roots

Figure 5: PPT Slide 2

Figures 4 and 5 display two PowerPoint slides originally used in a face-to-face session. These slides lack the instructor’s explanation in a fully online environment, so there is no information to enhance or support understanding. The information in the two slides is now converted to one wiki page (Figure 6), which uses a the parent topic “Sources of Criminal Law” as the page title. Each slide is broken up into sub headings for clarity. Also, the inclusion of external resources and images allow Dr. Consalo to enhance the learner’s experience.

Example of wiki page titled "Sources of Criminal Law"

Link to scholarly reference(s)

Shank, P. (2012). Making online PowerPoint content engaging: Writing a narration script. Faculty Focus .

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  • Presentation Skills

Presentation skills are the skills you need in delivering effective and engaging presentations to a variety of audiences. These skills cover a variety of areas such as the structure of your presentation, the design of your slides, the tone of your voice and the body language you convey.

Watch the video as an introduction to presentation skills:

Structuring your Presentation

What Structure?

Structure is important because a well organized presentation creates an impression that you know what you are talking about-you will gain the audience's trust and they will be more likely to listen to you. A structure provides a logical flow so that you can provide the information that the audience needs to follow your presentation. The structure will help you become more comfortable following this flow. There is a natural structure to presenting and the following structure formalizes this process.

To determine your purpose ask "What are the main points I want my audience to take away from my presentation"? This provides focus for you and the audience is clear on what they will gain listening to your presentation.

  • Audience pre-assessment

It is important to identify the characteristics, knowledge and needs of your audience so that you are delivering the 'right' presentation to the 'right' audience. Know who your audience is, what they want/need to know and what is their background. This step is done before the presentation or throughout.

  • Opening your Presentation/Bridge

This is also known as the hook. It is designed to grab the audience's attention and provide them with a reason to be interested in the presentation.

  • Body of Presentation

This is the major portion of the presentation. It is necessary that it connects directly to your purpose or bridge. Cover enough points to achieve your purpose (no more) and be sure to support your points clearly and concisely.

  • Closing your Presentation

This is the final impression that you will leave with your audience-make sure it is a strong one. Connect back to your purpose and let them know where you have been. Leave your audience with a clear understanding of your points.

10 - 20 - 30 Rule

In 2005, Guy Kawasaki , a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley wrote on his blog about a rule of thumb in making great presentations. Focusing on conciseness and visibility, he suggested the 10 - 20 - 30 Rule of PowerPoint Presentations .

  • 30-size Font

Keep in mind that these rules are very subjective and each situation is unique. Apply them as a good rule of thumb to guide you in planning your presentations. Other circumstances may come and you need to be flexible however, have your visible and concise presentations.

Following the 6 x 6 rule, limits any text to 6 words per line and 6 lines per slide. Similar to the 10 - 20 - 30 rule, it focuses on readability and conciseness.

When used effectively, text can be useful in conveying ideas in presentations. Too much text though can look monotonous and tiring for audiences to read. You are reminded to distill your thoughts into short lines and use your presence to expand into more detail. Audiences are there to listen and watch you, not read your slides.

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Online Presentation Tools

Collaborative presentation tools.

Google Presentation is a collaborative presentation tool that is part of the Google Documents suite of applications. Google Presentation allows presentations from PowerPoint and Keynote to be upload and edited within the Google Presentation program. In addition, Google presentations can be embedded on your webpage or in your online course. Google Presentation is a collaborative tool and up to 20 people are able to collaborate simultaneously creating presentations.

Google Documents

10 Things to Know About Google Presentations - ( More information )

Guide to Using Google Presentation

VoiceThread is a web-based application that allows users to quickly and easily create a shared presentation of images, documents,and videos that visitors can comment on in the form of voice (microphone), video/webcam recording, phone call, audio file, or text. Commenters can also use a drawing tool to draw on top of the media. The resulting group conversation can then be shared with individuals and/or groups for playback. The application is designed to be user-friendly and require minimum technical ability.

Voice Thread

  • Example: Math Strategies , Penn State Voice Thread Resources

Tools for Sharing Presentations

Slideshare Offers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios. Slideshare: Share slides online

  • Example: Wiki-based Gene Reports in Medical Genetics 421 , Presenting for Geography Class

SlideRocket is a rich internet application (RIA) that provides for every part of the presentation life cycle. It integrates authoring, asset management, delivery and analytics tools in a single hosted environment that allows you to quickly create great looking presentations, store, tag and search your assets, collaborate with your colleagues, securely share your slides in person or remotely and measure the results.

Sliderocket: Online Presentation Tool

  • Example: How to Hire a Voiceover Person

Zoom Browsers

Prezi is a free online Zoom browser tool that can be used to create and share presentations.

Prezi: Zoom Browser Presentation Tool

Orientation to Prezi You begin with a blank canvas and the option of selecting templates. You can add images, text, and video to this canvas and then set a path to move along.

  • To add text click anywhere on the canvas and enter your text. Once you have added the text click on the word and a Zebra will appear allowing you to make the text smaller and bigger or rotate it.
  • To add images click on the Insert bubble and select and image from your computer and click Insert. Click in the centre of the image to rotate it and change its size.
  • To add a video from YouTube. Go to and copy a video link from the share tab. Paste this into Prezi and the video will appear. Click in the centre of the video to make it larger or smaller and rotate it.
  • Adding Frames: Frames hold text together and can create a common thematic element. To add a frame click on the Frame bubble, select the frame style and drag your cursor across the screen where you would like the frame added.
  • Creating a path: Click on the Path bubble and click on the 1, 2, 3 add bubble. Click on the elements of your presentation according to how you would like then to appear.
  • Viewing your presentation: Click on Show to view your presentation.
  • Example: 7 Things to Know about Prezi

Prezi example: Math is Not Linear Prezi Math PresentationL: Chaos and Fractals

Presentation: Prezi as a Teaching Tool

Other Presentation Tools

Wordle generates “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

Wordle: Word Cloud Creator

  • Example: Best Music Ever Written

Cooliris is a browser plug-in that presents media on an "3D wall" that lets you present content without clicking page to page.

Cooliris: Photosharing, Photo presentation tool

  • Example: The More Things Change...

Dipity Dipity: Online Timeline Creator

Storify: Social Media Stories

Visual Aids

Using visual aids to represent your ideas are a great way to engage your audiences with your presentation. Your thoughts and examples might get lost in a sea of text where audiences might have a challenging time what to remember or take note of. Take some time to challenge yourself with using visual aids such as images, videos, and illustrations.

Designing Presentations

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Copyright and Privacy

Images/presentation resources.

  • Flickr Creative Commons, Image Repository
  • Open licensed Content, Video, Audio, Images, Text
  • Wikimedia Commons
  • Google Advanced Image Search

Copyright & Privacy

  • Library Guide to Image Sources
  • Creative Commons
  • Information & Privacy at UBC



  • Lecturing - Center for Teaching and Learning, University of California Berkeley Resources for delivering a lecture.
  • Hints for a Great Classroom Presentation - Virtual Humanities Lab, Brown University Article with practical advice to help in presentation preparation and delivery.

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