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What is Prezi?

Is a web technology for creating and delivering presentation.

You can use Prezi to create your presentation from scratch or you can import/upload existing presentations, e.g. PowerPoint into Prezi for web delivery.

Visit this page to read more: What is Prezi for Education?

Who uses Prezi?

Students and academics

Why should I use Prezi?

Prezi is a web based presentation software, a bit like PowerPoint, with the ability to provide visible flow within the presentation without having to add detailed slide animation.

Prezi says "Both teachers and students have become numb to conventional classroom presentations, where they’re confronted with slide after slide containing too much information in quick, disjointed succession. Prezi’s zooming canvas opens up the classroom to active learning and interactivity, making lessons understandable, memorable, and fun."

It is important to remember that Prezi is only tool. It relies on the skill and articulation of the presenter in the creation and live delivery. (There is no magic wand with this one).

Uploading existing PowerPoint presentations into Prezi is easy to do, however following upload the formatting and flow of the presentation will change so you will need to put some time aside for final editing.

How do I use Prezi?

You will need to sign up for an account, select the Student & Teacher Licenses this provides a teacher account which is free of charge. Note: Prezi educational licenses can be registered with educational email addresses only that match the school’s domain.

Some selected tutorials include:

How do I access Prezi?

You access Prezi from your web browser It is also important to remember that it is live on the web, so it is advisable to export your presentation to use it in the classroom.

Support for Prezi

Prezi is not supported by ITS, please visit the Prezi support centre.

Individualised support using this technology in your teaching is available from the CATs (Contacts for Academic Technology). Visit this page to find out more and contact your CAT.

Support is also available from Centre for Academic Development (CAD) staff please send an e-mail to CAD-Contact or contact CAD staff, Stephen Marshall, Irina Elgort or Jillian Pawlyn.