Create a GIF in PPT that can be inserted into presentations, web pages, and more!
GIFs are kind of a big deal…for fun AND for instruction. When you think of GIFs you mind initially goes to all the funny animations flooding social media. Did you know GIFs are also great for instruction!
Create a quick tutorial that can be posted pretty much anywhere you can add an image or provide an engagement piece leading to introducing a new concept or prompt. I know, I know…not ANOTHER tool to learn. Well…you don’t need a new tool. Create it in PowerPoint following these steps!
First, set up your slides to include your information. Then be sure to add any animations and transitions you want happening in your GIF.
When your slides are ready, select File>Export>Create an Animated GIF. Then steer your attention to the following options:
- Quality Level: The default is Medium. Remember the higher the quality the bigger the file size.
- Seconds to Spend on Each Slide: Select the MINIMUM amount of time you want to spend on each slide. If you have animations happening that go over your minimum setting, it will NOT cut the slide off. This setting is for a minimum amount of time a slide will appear.
- Slides: The default is to include all slides. You can change this if you need.
Create GIF: When your options are set, browse to where you want to save your file and name it.
Your GIF is now ready to be inserted wherever you have the need.
Ideas for Implementation:
- Use shapes in PowerPoint to create GIFs for prompts or introductions.
- Insert screenshots to highlight a process you want students to follow.
- Check out this Microsoft Support Page for more information on GIF creation
Contributor: Paul Wagner
Paul is a Digital Learning Specialist for a school district near Houston, TX. He oversees the Learning Management System for his district.
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