Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter is a plug-in for PowerPoint for recording, editing and synchronizing digital audio with a presentation. All that is needed to create a presentation is PowerPoint, the Presenter plug-in, and a microphone or headset connected to your computer. Content in a presentation can include audio, Flash video (FLV format), images (JPEG files), synchronized animations, Captivate files, and interactive quizzes and surveys.

When published, presentations are converted to Flash (swf) presentations which can be uploaded to a web site, into Blackboard, or saved to a CD-ROM. Viewing a Breeze presentation requires only a computer with speakers or headset, a web browser and the Flash plug-in.

What are some educational uses of Adobe Presenter?

  • Prepare students to participate more actively in a face-to-face class by introducing concepts and course topics through a narrated PowerPoint presentation.
  • Provide supplementary instruction and clarification to a classroom lecture by adding audio to the PowerPoint lecture notes already presented in class.
  • Formative assessment: provide immediate feedback to students by inserting quizzes in a narrated presentation.

Getting Started

The Adobe Presenter plug-in for PowerPoint is available for Windows 2000 or Windows XP. To request the plug-in, please contact your Department Technology Consultant.

System Requirements for Adobe Presenter

  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4, Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or Windows Vista (32-bit)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, PowerPoint 2002 (XP), PowerPoint 2003, or PowerPoint 2007
  • Internet Explorer 6 or later
  • 600MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent
  • 128MB of RAM (256MB or more recommended)
  • 100MB of available hard-disk space
  • 800x600 screen resolution (1,024x768 or greater recommended)

How you publish your presentation depends on how you want students to view the presentation.

  • Upload your presentation into a Blackboard course or community site.
  • Upload your presentation into CourseWeb or MyWeb, or to any web server
  • Publish to a CD