How do I make an Information slide?

Information slides allow you to introduce new concepts to your students and will usually form an integral part of a Smart Lesson.

This article focuses on the Express Editor. If you have received training from Education Perfect and would like to use the older Advanced Editor, please refer to this guide.

Begin in your Content Library, and ensure that you are in Edit mode by clicking the  Edit button on the top right.

Click  Add Content and then select Smart Lesson. 

On the screen that appears, select  Information.

You'll be given the option of four different templates. Select which you would like to use from the following:

Title

Click into the Title  text box  and type your title. Then, do the same for the subtitle.

When you're ready, select  Add Another Slide.

Media

Media information slides combine a title with either an image, a sound or a video and are a great way to introduce audiovisual components to your lessons.

Select  Media from the available templates.

Type your chosen Title in the  Title textbox, and choose which type of media you would like to include.


For more information on adding media to lessons, refer to this article.

Once you've selected media, add a Media Description.


When you're happy with the slide, choose  Add Another Slide or Save Lesson.

Side-by-Side 

The side-by side template allows for a text-based title and media integration.

Select the  Side-by-Side option.

Begin to customise your side-by-side information slide by giving the slide a title. Next, add text into the Slide Content box. 

Then add media to your slide following the same steps as above. 

You're also able to swap which side the media is on, by clicking the  Swap Sides for Content button.

Choose to  Add Another Slide or Save Lesson. 

Freeform

This type of slide does not have a predefined format, allowing you to place content as you wish.

To create a freeform slide, click on the  Freeform option when selecting your slide template.

Editing the slide's title in a Freeform slide is different to the other slide types, as the title is no longer a text box within the slide. Instead, customise the title by clicking into the Slide Title box, above the slide. 


Creating and editing the slide's content works very similarly to word processing software. Use the toolbar to customise fonts, align text, embed media, and more.



Click on  Add Another Slide or Save Lesson. 

Annotated Text 

Annotated text slides give you the ability to introduce your students to an annotated passage of text, prior to questioning them on it.

To create a Annotated Text slide, click on the  Annotated Text option when selecting your slide template.

Add some description text that instructs your students on what to do.

Enter the text that you will be editing.

You can highlight different parts of the text that you wish to annotate by clicking and dragging.

Once you've highlighted something, it'll be colour-coded and a box of the corresponding colour will appear beneath the text-box. There, you will be able to input your annotation for each section.

Supporting Media

You have the option of adding supporting media like images, sound, or videos.

For more information about adding media to your Smart Lessons, check out this article.

Layouts

If you want to change the way in which the text and supporting media are displayed, you have the option of selecting a different layout.

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