There are a lot of different ways that you can create presentations for your Thinkific course. The best option for you will really depend on what you're looking for in terms of student experience. To help you decide, we've gathered an overview of your main options below!
Presentation Lesson Type
Thinkific has its own, built-in presentation creator that allows you to upload your PowerPoint and Keynote slides as a PDF file and then record audio over each slide.
In the course player one slide will be displayed to the student at a time with the audio auto-playing, and they can hit 'Next Slide' to navigate through the presentation.
More information on the presentation lesson type can be found here.
Screen Recording Software
You can also create video presentations by recording your screen with the slides on it and your audio at the same time.
The difference with this in terms of student experience is that the student can simply watch your presentation as a video without needing to click through the slides, and any animations, etc. that you've added to your presentation will be in tact as opposed to the static slides of the presentation lesson type.
There are some excellent screen recording softwares out there that allow you to create and edit professional quality videos - e.g. check out Screenflow (Mac only) and Camtasia. There are also some free softwares for this too - e.g. did you know that Quicktime (which comes pre-installed on most Macs) includes screen recording functionality?
If you've created an interactive presentation that includes buttons, animations, quizzes, etc. then, provided that you have it hosted somewhere online, it can be included in your course using the multimedia lesson type.
Examples of this kind of content that we have customers on Thinkific using include lessons created on Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, iSpring, Prezi, and more!
If you don't already have your content hosted online, then we are able to host any content available in HTML5 format as part of the Start plan and above.