PowerPoint Frequently Asked Questions
Impaticized PowerPoint/Java Problems
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- Q: Students can't open my Impaticized PowerPoints. Their java is enabled and their pop-ups are not blocked.
- If the students haven't opened an Impaticized PowerPoint in their browser before it may take about 10 seconds or so for it to open. After that they should open fine.
- If they're still having problems their browser's cache may have gotten full and outdated. This can cause problems with the Java applet that can result in the Impaticized presentations freezing or not playing.
- To remedy this clear the browser's cache and then re-open the presentation.
- If that doesn't work clear the browser's cache, close the browser, and then re-open the presentation.
Alternatives to Impatica
Q: Are there alternatives to Impatica for creating and delivering narrated PowerPoint presentations?
Answer: Yes, there are a few options depending upon your computer platform:
For both Mac and Windows users:
Use a screencasting application like Screencast-O-Matic, which is free and easy to use.
- By choosing the inexpensive upgrade of $18/year Screencast-O-Matic can automatically caption your video using speech-to-text.
For Windows users:
You can use built-in features to record presentations and capture narrations, slide timings, and ink gestures. Then, the presentations can be exported as a video. Below are some helpful step-by-step guides:
Add closed captioning or sub-titles in PowerPoint. Because there are many ways this can be accomplished please contact Cindy Yamaguchi for assistance.
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