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Tips for Creating LibGuides

A How to Guide for creative LibGuide work.

This guide is a collection of resources about creating LibGuides that are creative and dynamic.

Explore and enjoy!

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This Prezi highlights best practices, tips, and tricks for LibGuide creation. Want to know how to embed a YouTube video/Prezi/PowerPoint? Or how to make gallery boxes that aren't just single picture slides? It's all here, plus more things to make your LibGuides fun, creative, and dynamic!

 

How to Prezi

The PowerPoint shows how to get started making a Prezi, and how to convert PowerPoints into Prezis. Why choose a Prezi? They're interactive and visually engaging, but otherwise function very similar to PowerPoint so it's user's choice!

How to Embed a Prezi

Embedding a Prezi is a little more complicated than most embedding practices! Unfortunately.  But there is a guide here, and these screenshots should help you out!

prezi homescreen

Click the 3 dots by your Prezi, and select "Share View Link"

prezi share link screen

If there is no share link, you just click "Create New Link"

prezi, creating link screen

Enter who your target audience is and then "Create Link"

prezi, naming your link screen

Take the link you just created and paste it into the embed link on the next slide, and from there you're ready to embed your Prezi!

prezi, copy link screen

<iframe width="550" height="400" src="your_view_link/embed" webkitallowfullscreen="1" mozallowfullscreen="1" allowfullscreen="1"></iframe>

SpringShare Resources

A note about accessibility:

When adding descriptions to links, books, and other assets: hiding the description behind a hover over option breaks the accessibility of screen readers. If you decide to use the hover over option to keep a guide looking less cluttered, make sure you are adding comprehensive alt text to your images to describe what users will be clicking on.

 

Below are some resources for checking how accessible your LibGuides are!