Publishing Content using Adobe Presenter (Narrated Microsoft PowerPoint) Moodle ISU



After you have installed the Adobe Presenter plug-in on your computer and you have created your presentation in PowerPoint (see ITRC handout: Adobe Presenter – Adding Audio to a Presentation), you can begin the process of publishing.


Note: Publishing your Adobe Presentation has changed for Fall 2012. You will no longer be publishing your files to the Adobe Server (Breeze1). Presenter files will be published to your computer and uploaded to your Moodle ISU course.

This guide will help you to understand:


Setting up Adobe Presenter for Publishing

  1. Make sure your presentation is saved. Then you will want to ensure your settings for Adobe Presenter are correct.
  2. After you have opened your presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, select Settings from the Adobe Presenter tab.

  1. Select the Quality tab.

  1. Make sure “Near CD Quality” is selected for Audio quality and “Medium” is selected for Image quality.

  1. Click OK.

  1. Select Preferences from the Adobe Presenter tab.

  1. By default, the Presenters tab will be selected in the Adobe Presenter Preferences window. If you would like to enter a presenter profile, click Add.

  1. In the Presenter window, you can add the presenter information and add a photo.


Note: Recommended image size for the presenter photo is 88 x 118 pixels and for the logo is 148 x 52 pixels to avoid cropping.

  1. Select the checkbox next to “Default” if you want this profile to be the one used for all or most of your presentations.

  1. Click OK. Your profile will be listed.


Publishing a Presentation

After updating your settings, you will be ready to publish your presentation to the Adobe server.


  1. From the Adobe Presenter tab in Microsoft PowerPoint, select Publish.

  1. In the Publish window, make sure the My Computer tab is selected

  1. You will see a text box below the word Location:”.  The file location can be changed, by clicking Choose.

  1. Check the box “Zip Package” option.

  1. Click on the Publish button.

  1. This process may take a few minutes. A small window will open to show your progress.
  2. Once your progress window disappears your file has been created. This .zip file will be used to display your presentation.

Upload your file into your Moodle ISU course 

  1. Turn Editing On. For more information on turning editing on, please see Moodle ISU 2 Overview.
  2. Locate the Week/Topic block in which you wish to add the activity.
  3. Click on the Add an Activity or Resource link.  A box will appear showing you all activities and resources.

Hot Tip: You can also select the file on your computer, drag it to where you want the file in your course, and drop it there. This will upload the file directly to your course homepage with default settings.

  1. Choose the activity you wish to add and Click Add.


  1. Type the name of the file in the Name field.   This will show to the students on the course homepage.
  2. In the Description field, Type a description of the file or any other information you may like the students to see.

Note: Unless you check the Resource description box in the Options section below, students will not see the description.


  1. Click on Add… to open up the File Picker.
  2. Click on the repository where your file is located.

Hot Tip: You can also select the file on your computer, drag it to the central area of the above block, and drop it there to upload.

3.        To upload a file from your computer Click the Upload a File option in the left column of the File Picker

4.        Click on Browse…

5.        Locate the file on your computer.

6.        Click on the .zip presenter file you want to upload

7.        Click the Open button. The file should now show in the attachment text box.

8.        Click on the Upload This File button.

Hot Tip: Entering a name in the Save as field will rename the file only for Moodle ISU 2. This is optional and not required to upload your file.

For more information on Files and Repositories, please see Files and New Repositories.

9.        Click on the .zip file you just uploaded.

10.        In the popup window, Select “Unzip.

  1.  Once unzipped, you should see multiple files listed.
  1. First remove the .zip file by clicking on .zip file and click “Delete”.
  2. Next, Left Click on the “index.htm” file and select “set main file”.

  1. Once you are finished with the other settings, click the “Save and display” button at the bottom of the page. This will display your presentation.

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