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Effective Presentation Design & Delivery

Desktop and Online Tools

The reigning ruler of presentation software, PowerPoint continues to be the go-to software for most students, faculty, and staff. It is a desktop application that is available for both Windows and Mac operating systems.

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Keynote is Apple's version of PowerPoint for Mac users. It does not come installed with Mac computers and has to be purchased separately.

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  Google offers a cloud-based alternative to PowerPoint called Google Slides. Google Slides is available under Google Drive.  All you need to access Google Presentations is a Gmail account.

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undefined  Slides Carnival offers free PowerPoint templates and Google Slides themes for your presentations. 


Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. Canva offers a variety of tutorials and training through their design school.


Haiku Deck is a cloud-based presentation software that features modern, clean, and attractive templates that are easy to populate with your own content. Share your presentation online using a link or an embed code, download your presentation as a .ppt or .pdf file, or present right from within Haiku Deck. Make your presentations public, restricted, or private.

Check out this page for help using Haiku Deck

Other Tools

Explain Everything is an iPad app that allows users to annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations (Power Point and Keynote).


Slideshare is a website where you can easily upload and share presentations, infographics, documents, videos, PDFs, and webinars. This is a good alternative for people who aren't using a cloud-based presentation software but still want to make their presentations available online.

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