With Prezi, a storytelling tool, you can create a cloud based dynamic 3-D presentation with browsing capabilities throughout constructed frames loaded with your content, pictures, graphs, documents, YouTube clips, etc. This presentation is assigned a unique url that can be shared online. Prezi online software has a free license available to teachers and students. A presentation can only be created with a license; however, the shared Prezi url can be viewed by an audience that hasn’t registered for a Prezi license.
What you can do with Prezi:
- Connect dots within the big picture of a presentation.
- Organize related sets of content in an organized web or framework.
- Select creative ways to navigate through material during presentation.
- Review material in any order during a presentation.
- Assign a group of 10 students to collaborate remotely on a Prezi presentation.
- Convey complex ideas in a short amount of time.
- Add drama and interest to presentations.
- Appeal to both visual and auditory learners.
- Integrate and relate key ideas with images, documents, charts, video, etc.
- Store presentations in the Cloud.
- Embed Prezi in a web page, e-mail, share the URL via blackboard.
Comparing Prezi to Power Point
Consulted: White, Nicole L. (2011). Prezi v. PowerPoint: Finding the right tool for the job. (Thesis). State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica, NY.
- Download and install Prezi academic license Registration to explore the software and see if it’s the right tool for you. Before installation, review the system requirements on the download page for windows, mac, iPad, or iPhone.
- Attend an OIT workshop on Prezi. Visit the OIT Instructor-Focused Workshops page to view the schedule and to register. For an individual consultation or when the workshop is not available, please request a meeting through the OIT HelpDesk contact form or by calling 865-974-9900.
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Five Simple Steps
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1 – Zoom in
2 – Zoom out
3 – Rotate clockwise
4 – Rotate counter clockwise
CTRL + C – Copy selected object(s)
CTRL + D – Duplicate selected object(s)
CTRL + S – Save Prezi
CTRL + SHIFT + C – Opens the Prezi CSS editor.
CTRL + SHIFT + M – Toggle screen ratio between the values: 4:3, 16:9, and off.
CTRL + V – Paste copied object(s)
CTRL + Y – Redo last undone action
CTRL + Z – Undo last action
Delete, Backspace – Delete selected object(s)
Esc (Escape key) – Finish current action or close open dialog
F – Draw frame, press again to change frame type (bracket, circle, rectangle or hidden)
L – Load a file on your canvas (image, pdf, video, swf)
Left, Right, Up, Down – Move the selection 1 pixels
P – Go to Path mode
S – Draw a shape, press again to change shape type (arrow, line, rectangle, circle, triangle)
SHIFT + Left, Right, Up, Down – Move the selection 10 pixels
Space – Enters Present mode
B – Blackout the screen (move your mouse or press any other key to go back to presenting)
Escape – End presentation
HOLD X – When holding down the X key, you can pan around the canvas without clicking
HOLD Z – When holding down the Z key, you can zoom in and out by moving the mouse up and down
Page Up, Page Down – Move Forward and Back along the Path (not in full screen)
Right, Left – Move Forward and Back along the Path
Space – Advance along the path (only in Present mode full screen)
Up, Down – Smart Zoom in or out