Zoho Show Demonstration
Please refer to the steps below to get you started in creating great presentations with Zoho Show.
- Just to be safe, I would make sure that whatever browser you are using is updated to the latest version.
- Navigate your browser to www.zoho.com. Once there, click the link in the top right-hand corner of the page titled "Sign Up Free". (see Figure 1: setup below)
- Create an account and sign in. You will notice that this page not only gives you the option to sign up, it also gives you the option of signing in with your Google or Yahoo account. (see Figure 2: setup below) For those of you who already have a Google or Yahoo account, you have the alternative option to use it to log into Zoho instead of creating a separate Zoho account. While some may want to keep accounts separate, others may want to use one account for as many things as possible to save themselves from having to remember too many usernames and passwords. Either way, it is your choice.
For additional help, please refer to Zoho Single Sign-on (SSO) Help.
Getting Started with Zoho Show
- The following video explains updates applied to the Zoho Show 2.0 application. However, you may find this video helpful because it explains the location of features, as well as how they work, and gives you an idea of how the interface looks. You can also visit the Zoho Show 2.0 - Tour page, which shows the application's interface using static images.
- Watch the following tutorial created by Lisa Greenlee, Computer Applications Specialist of the Winder-Barrow Middle School located in Winder, GA. I found Ms. Greenlee's Zoho Show tutorial while searching YouTube for tutotials that may be helpful to you. Of all those that I found, not one came even close to being as informative and professional as Ms. Greenlee's. She did such an excellent job in creating this video that I just had to use it. She explains exactly how to import into Zoho Show an already created PowerPoint presentation and how to create a new Zoho Show presentation from scratch. Kudos to Ms. Greenlee! If you get a chance, visit Ms. Greenlee's YouTube Channel. You can also visit the Zoho Show Online User Manual to view step-by-step instructions on how to do everything.
Assessment - Create Your Zoho Show Presentation
Now that you have a good idea about how Zoho Show works, give it a try! The best way to learn is hands-on, so let your imagination run wild!
Visit the Zoho Homepage to sign in by clicking on the blue "Sign in" button at the top right-hand corner and using either your Zoho, Google, or Yahoo login credentials. You can also go directly to the Zoho Sign In Page or you can sign in directly from the Zoho Show Page. Regardless of which route you use to sign in, you can still navigate easily between Zoho Show and other Zoho applications you might choose to use. After signing in from the Zoho Homepage, click the "Zoho Show" link located in the list of links under "Productivity Applications." You are now ready to go!
- Includes at least five (5) slides
- The first slide includes the name of your presentation, your name as the author, and the date of creation.
- Title text is added to all slides
- Includes at least one (1) image
- Text is added describing each image
- Includes at least one (1) clipart or object
- Includes at least one (1) transition effect
- At least one (1) video is included (See "Tips" below)
- Includes at least one (1) hyperlink
- Email me the public link (URL) to your Zoho presentation
- How to Create Presentations
- Inserting Text
- Inserting Images
- Inserting HTML Code
- Inserting Hyperlinks
- Inserting Clip Art or Object
- Inserting Transitions/Animation
- How to Obtain the HTML Embed Code of Any YouTube Video
- How to Email Me the Public Link (URL) to Your Zoho Presentation (Please email me using email@example.com)
- The main requirements for this project are included so that you can show your understanding of how to use the main features of Zoho Show. You do not have to be extravagant. In a different scenario, the content of your presentation would be of utmost importance in terms of accurate information that flows in a logical manner, as well as, smooth and interesting transitions that enhance the presentation, appropriate images laid out in a way that is pleasing to the eye, mechanics (meaning no spelling or grammer errors), originality (meaning you used your own words), and an ending works cited or bibliography slide explaining where you got your information. While these things are required for a good presentation, they are not required for this project. The ability to demonstrate your understanding of how Zoho Show works is required and can be acomplished by including all items listed above, regardless of whether or not it is done perfectly. If you want to go above and beyond the scope of this project, please feel free to do so. Especially if your presentation can be used in the future and outside of this class.
- Video found online, such as those located on YouTube, can be embedded into your slide using Zoho Show's "Insert HTML Code" feature. Please refer to the step-by-step instructions above for inserting HTML code.
- To find the HTML embed code needed for adding any YouTube video to your slide using the above mentioned feature, please refer to the instructions listed above.
- If you don't have a particular Web site address in mind to use for inserting a hyperlink, why not use the Web site address to the video you are including. Just an idea.
Good luck with your presentations! I look forward to viewing them!