RE: Alternative tool for creating & maintaining PowerPoint training decks?

Subject: RE: Alternative tool for creating & maintaining PowerPoint training decks?
From: "Sweet, Gregory (HEALTH)" <gregory -dot- sweet -at- health -dot- ny -dot- gov>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:27:12 +0000

Does output have to be in powerpoint?

If not have a look at http://www.xerte.org.uk/

You could use a blend of the desktop and online toolkits to possibly accomplish what you want.

It sounds to me like what you are looking for is the age old promise of a functioning SCORM setup. The idea is that every piece of training can be boiled down into SCOs (Shareable Content Objects) so that various training courses can be quickly and easily assembled out of the SCOs you've got lying about.

In practice, most systems see complete packages output from Captivate, Camtasia, PPT, and such uploaded into the SCORM system leaving the whole idea of sharable left behind.

-Greg
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> Subject: Re: Alternative tool for creating & maintaining PowerPoint training
> decks?
>
> Yeah, I have PowerPoint, so I don't need a similar alternative. I'm hoping for
> something more sophisticated that would allow reuse of text and images
> among different slides and decks.
>
> I don't find a PowerPoint or presentation exporter for Confluence.
>
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 3:25 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
> > I used Google Slides in place of PowerPoint, and it worked pretty well.
> >
> > But I think Robert's interested more in a means to store his
> > presentations in some meaningful way. On a Mac you could use something
> > like DevonThink as an automated database with tagging capabilities.
> > This would work for all document types, not just presentations. I'm
> > not sure what works on the Windows platform.
> >
> > Robert, could you jerryrig some kind of system in your wiki?
> >
> > -Tony
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 1:44 PM, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
> wrote:
> >
> >> What about the Google Docs slide capability? I forget the name.
> >>
> >> Mark Giffin
> >> Mark Giffin Consulting, Inc.
> >> http://markgiffin.com/
> >>
> >> On 2/23/2015 8:40 AM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
> >>
> >>> I'm creating a lot of training materials and would like to find
> >>> something more manageable and useful than PowerPoint. Last time I
> >>> looked about a year ago I didn't find anything practical.
> >>>
> >>> Has anyone used SlideManager?
> >>>
> >>
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