You might have several PowerPoint decks used in classroom training. Are you looking to make them online-ready to make them available to many people? You can convert your PowerPoint presentation into different formats, such as video, PDF, and XPS, with just a few clicks. However, if you want your PowerPoint deck to be compatible with a Learning Management System (LMS), you need to convert it into SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model). Unfortunately, Microsoft PowerPoint does not come with this conversion option. So, there are many tools out there to perform this task for you. One such tool is iSpring.
Let’s see the steps involved in converting PowerPoint decks into HTML5-based online courses using iSpring.
Download and install iSpring on your computer, free of cost.
Open the PowerPoint you wish to convert to a HTML5 online course.
Click on the iSpring tab on the ribbon.
Before you click publish, do not forget to select the Combined (HTML5 + Flash) or Mobile (HTML5) under the Output section.
Once you are done with all the settings, click Publish. Your HTML5-based online course is ready to be uploaded on to the LMS.
Having said that, such converted courses are not highly engaging or interesting for the learners. They are just content dumped in with a few animations and pictures. You can make changes to the PowerPoint presentation to make it interactive and engaging for the learners. You can add interactivities, assessments, and incorporate some kind of instructional design strategy, based on the content type. In my next blog, we will see how to use it.