July 1, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 13)
Strong Points: Very easy to use, simple import/export of files
Weak Points: Size of imported presentations can’t exceed 10 MB
The E-Lecture Producer HD app is a nifty app that lets educators quickly create online presentations with voiceovers and transcripts from Powerpoint or Keynote presentations. (Users are encouraged to first convert their presentations to PDFs to avoid compatibility issues.) The app includes straightforward directions instructing users on how to import slide files from either iTunes or other apps on their mobile device. From there, users quickly convert the files into E-Lecture projects and can then edit them by adding voiceovers using the device’s microphone and by typing out a written transcript. The E-Lectures can be previewed within the app and exported as a ZIP file via iTunes file sharing or via other apps. One downside to the app is that imported presentations cannot exceed 10 MB in size, thereby limiting its utility as it applies to longer lectures.