Presentation on theme: "Hyperlinks in Powerpoint"— Presentation transcript:
1 Hyperlinks in Powerpoint Aims and ObjectivesWhat are Hyperlinks?The pedagogical reasons for using HyperlinksCreating Hyperlinks to a Place in the Same DocumentCreating Hyperlinks to a Web PageCreating Hyperlinks to another FileUsing Action ButtonsAccessibility IssuesAssessment of LearningReflective PracticePut into PracticeSummary
2 Aims and Objectives The Aims of this learning module are to Explain the term ‘hyperlink’Explain the pedagogical reasons for using themDemonstrate how to create hyperlinksConsider accessibility issuesBy the end of the module you will be able toState what is meant by hyperlinksProvide two pedagogical reasons for using hyperlinksBe able to create hyperlinks in a learning resource of your ownAdapt a resource with hyperlinks for a learner with one type of learning difficulty or disability
3 What are Hyperlinks?Hyperlinks let you turn a linear sequence of slides into an interactive learning resource that encourages active learning. Hyperlinks allow you to make a connection from one slide to another or to a web page or another file.Hyperlinks can be text, pictures, shapes or a ready made buttons called action buttons. Below are two commonly used action buttons and a text hyperlink all of which will all take you back to the first slide. Hyperlinks only become active when you run the presentation.You can recognise when text is a hyperlink because it will appear in a different colour from the text that surrounds it, it will be underlined and when the mouse pointer travels over it, a hand shape will appear. Move the mouse pointer over the hyperlinks below before selecting one:Return to the Index
4 The pedagogical reasons for using Hyperlinks They allow the learner to become actively involved in their learning experience.They allow learning resources to be differentiated. Additional pages can be linked in to add extension activities for stronger learners or for the weaker learners pages can be linked that provide additional examples or advice.They allow the tutor to bring relevant examples to enhance a presentation – for example from a web site or a video clip etc.
5 Creating Hyperlinks to a Page in the Same Document Highlight the word or words that you wish to act as the hyperlinkSelect Insert/Hyperlink [or right click and select hyperlink]Select the Place in this Document buttonSelect the slide from the list of all the slides in the presentation.Select OKNote: test your hyperlink in slideshow mode and don’t forget to hyperlink back if necessary.
6 Creating Hyperlinks to a Web Page Highlight the word or words that you wish to act as the hyperlinkSelect Insert/Hyperlink [or right click and select hyperlink]Select the Existing File or Web Page buttonEnter the URL address e.g.Select OkNote: test your hyperlink in slideshow mode
7 Creating Hyperlinks to another File Highlight the word or words that you wish to act as the hyperlinkSelect Insert/Hyperlink [or right click and select hyperlink]Select the Existing File or Web Page buttonFind the file you wish to link to. Any type of file can be linked e.g. a Word document, a spreadsheet, a photograph, a movie file etc.Select the filename.Click on OKNote: test your hyperlink in slideshow mode and don’t forget to hyperlink back if necessary.
8 Using Action ButtonsAction buttons can be used instead of text to link to other placesSelect Slide Show/Action Buttons and then the button you’d like to use. Hovering the mouse over the buttons will tell you what the button representsYour pointer will become a cross +, click and drag the button to the required size
9 Using Action Buttons continued A dialogue box will appear.Click the option Hyperlink to, you will then be able to select the place you want to link to.In this way slides can be grouped to allow additional pieces of learning for only those learners who want to access it.
10 Accessibility IssuesTo highlight the text that is to become the hyperlink either:use the mouse and click and drag orpress down the Shift key and then use the arrow keys, this is useful for motor impaired learners.When in slide show mode the Tab key can be used to move from one hyperlink to the next on a page and the required link selected using the Enter key. This could be useful for learners with visual or motor impairment.Learners with visual impairment who use text-to-speech software have the hyperlinks read out to them. This means that the text you use for your hyperlinks, needs to be meaningful in order for the learner to decide if it is a link they wish to follow. Always use a text description rather than the URL address itself.See the Techdis website or the AbilityNet website for more accessibility information.
11 Assessment of Learning What is a hyperlink?Give two pedagogical reasons for using hyperlinks:
12 Reflective PracticeConsider how you might use hyperlinks with the learners you teach.Consider how their use might enhance the learning experience.Note your thoughts in the interactive text box below:
13 Put into PracticeTake one of your ideas for the use of hyperlinks with your learners and produce the resource.Use it with your learnersEvaluate its effectivenessMake changes if applicableAdd to the resource bank atPortsmouth’s Learning websiteSelect the Contributions tab and complete the formprovided
14 Summary Within this module you have: 1. Learnt what is meant by the term ‘hyperlink’2. Explored the pedagogical reasons for using them3. Learnt how to create hyperlinks4. Considered accessibility issuesEnd
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