What’s the fastest way to let your students, colleagues or friends to get your latest PowerPoint presentations ?
How to make your learning courses be reached by your students anywhere anytime through internet or portable devices such as iPod?
This is a general topic about how to make your teaching become more efficient and effective.
You may have created a compelling PowerPoint presentation and want it to be viewed by your students before you giving the class. To accomplish this you may put the PowerPoint presentation file on your blog or website as a downloadable file and send the link to your students by email. This is a nice idea but what can you do if some of the students are not convenient to receive email when they are outside home or have no email address or even a computer?
Here we provide an innovative way to make your idea come true—Podcast your PowerPoint presentations
Podcasts are based on RSS technology. They are like having a magazine subscription. You subscribe to a magazine you want to read and whenever a new issue is printed it is delivered to your doorstep. Podcasts are the same because you can subscribe to a podcast and whenever a new episode is available it is automatically delivered to you.
With the RSS technology, you can create Podcasts from PowerPoint presentations and let your students or friends subscribe to your RSS feed through their computer RSS tools, iTunes (for iPod, iPhone), Pocket PC or other portable devices.
Benefits of Podcasting your PowerPoint presentations:
An easy and convenient way for Learning and training
Video podcasts enable students and teachers to share information with anyone anytime. By creating Podcasts from PowerPoint presentation, If a student is absent, he can download the PowerPoint presentation course Podcasts to learn. It can be a tool for teachers or administrators to communicate curriculum, assignments and other information with parents and the community.
A quick and effective method to spread your PowerPoint presentations to the world
Podcasts can spread the world by RSS feeds only by seconds. So, podcasting is a great marketing strategy execution should be concerned by all business marketing professionals. If you are teaching online and want to sell your PowerPoint courses to people who need them, it is an effective method to convert them to video for Podcasting.
A way to share unique videos for entertainment
You can share your unique video slides created by PowerPoint presentations by publishing your video podcasts to Podcast directory such as iTunes. Subscribers can download them and don’t need keyboard or mouse interfaces to choose channels and items, much similar to zapping through regular TV stations, and new episodes show up automatically, so the technology is ideal for on-the-go (portable media players and mobile phones) and living room mass media sharing.
How to create Podcasts from PowerPoint presentations
Firstly, we should know what kinds of video formats are most suitable for Podcasting. Select proper format according to your audiences.
1. Use MP4 format if you want to publish your video podcast to let people download to their computer, Apple TV, iPod or iPhone etc.
2. Convert your presentation to WMV or MOV video to let people watch it online or download and watch it on their local devices
Secondly, we need a conversion tool to convert PowerPoint presentations to videos for Podcasting.
Wondershare PPT to Video is a tool which can convert PowerPoint presentations to video formats such as MP4, MOV, WMV etc.
Just by 3 clicks simplicity,
1. Import your PowerPoint presentation
2. Select output formats such as MP4, MOV or WMV.
3. Click “Start”
Publish your Podcast
Upload your video Podcast
To publish your video Podcast, you should upload the video file to your web server first.
You can also upload your Podcast to sites provide podcast host such as
Then you should create an XML feed for your video Podcast.
If you don’t know how to create an XML feed, please see this tutorial:
Listing Podcasts with iTunes
1. Open up iTunes.
2. Click on ” Music Store”
3. Click on “Podcasts”
4. On the left-hand menu, click “Submit a Podcast” or click ” Publish a Podcast” at the center of the page.
5. Enter your RSS data feed and click “Continue”
If you have any questions in using Wondershare PPT to Video to create Podcasts, feel free to contact us for help by posting at the forum: http://www.ppt-to-dvd.com/forum/index.php