Adding Slides to an Event (before recording)
With Glean, you can combine all of the information from a lecture, class or meeting in a single Event: audio, notes and slides 🎉
In this article:
- Working with slides in class.
- Working with slides after class.
- My class slides aren't in PDF format, what should I do?
- Can I import multiple PDF files?
Working with slides in class
Add slides to your Event before you start recording:
Create a new Event, then select Import slides (PDF).
Select the PDF file you want to add to your Event, and double click, or select Open, to import it:
You can also drag and drop a PDF file:
If you have multiple files, merge them before importing to Glean.
Align audio and slides as you record
Glean imports the full PDF file, so you can progress through the presentation as you record, capturing audio against the relevant slides.
Hit record, and you’ll see your first slide is added to your Feed as 'Slide 1'.
You can edit this text at any time if you’d like to use a more descriptive title.
When the presenter moves on to their next slide, click Post Next Slide to add the next slide to your Feed.
Sometimes a presenter may skip a slide, or jump back and forth in their presentation.
If this happens, you can use the arrow buttons under the slide display to navigate to the relevant slide.
Then click Post Slide to add the selected slide to your Feed:
Working with slides after class
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Reviewing an Event with slides
As you play back audio, by clicking the Play Button or playing the associated audio against a note on your feed, the associated slide will be displayed.
All slides in your Feed are also displayed in Glean’s Reading View, with any associated notes below them.
My class slides aren't in PDF format, what should I do?
It is fairly easy to 'convert' presentation slides in other formats to PDF.
Just follow the links below for step-by-step instructions on exporting slides in a PDF format *:
The creator of a Prezi presentation must save it as a PDF before sharing. This requires a paid subscription to Prezi.
More info: https://support.prezi.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003499053-Exporting-a-presentation-to-PDF
Can I import multiple PDF files?
It is not currently possible to import more than one PDF file at a time.
If your slides are split across multiple files, you will need to merge the files in order to import them all into the same Event in Glean.
There are lots of different tools you could use to do this.
We've included a few suggestions below *:
- Use Preview to combine PDFs on your Mac
Mac users can use the built-in Preview app on MacOS.
- Adobe Acrobat DC
This is a paid tool, but your university may provide access.
A free web app for merging PDFs.
- PDF Mergy
A free extension for Google Chrome.
* About third party links
- Please note that links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications are provided for your convenience only.
- Sonocent has no control over the content or availability of these sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of third party tools by Sonocent.
- Please advise us if you find any third party links to be broken or otherwise inappropriate.
Should you require support with using any third party tools, please contact the third party's own Support team, your institution's IT helpdesk, or you Glean account administrator for assistance.