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Adding/Publishing a Presentation to a Class
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2019 11:26AM EDT

This article applies to:  Echo360 Instructors

When adding media to a class from the class list, there are three options given for adding a presentation:

  • Upload - select a presentation file (PPT or PDF) from your computer or cloud storage, publish it immediately to the class
    (It becomes available for viewing AFTER it is processed, so there may be a delay, depending on the size of the presentation)
  • Import - select a presentation that has already been uploaded to your Echo360 content library
  • Create - create a new presentation directly in Echo360
    (These presentations are created using only activity/polling slides, media slides, and blank slides; you can edit the presentation later, adding other types of pages from uploaded files.)
Uploading and importing are the most common methods of adding presentations to classes and are the methods addressed below. Creating a new presentation in Echo360 specifically for publishing to a class is less common and is addressed in a different article. You can also share/publish to a class from your content library as opposed to doing so from the class list.

Once the presentation has been published, you can make it available or unavailable, or set an availability schedule, allowing the item to be viewed beginning on a certain date and/or for a set period of time.

NOTE: Each class can contain ONE presentation and ONE video. If you need to provide multiple presentations for a particular class, create a new class to hold the media. If necessary, you can then create a new collection and group related classes together in the collection.

Troubleshooting: If you use a plug-in (such as ChemDraw) to generate equations, molecular drawings, or other items for your PowerPoint presentation, you may find these being stripped or otherwise altered when you upload the file. In this case, convert the PPT to PDF and upload the PDFAlternately, for Windows users, use the Echo360 PowerPoint Ribbon add-on to publish the presentation. Both of these methods retain plug-in content in the presentation.

To add a presentation to a class

  1. Navigate to the class list for a section, either by clicking a Course tile on the Echo360 Home page, or via a link in your LMS.
    This opens the class list, as shown below.
    Class list page containing media icons and plus icons for adding media to classes for steps as described 
  2. If the class does not yet include a presentation, click the plus icon as shown in the below figure. 
    class list showing hover over add presentation icon as described
  3. If the class contains no content yet, select Add presentation from the menu that appears for the plus sign.
    class list with plus icons for class with no media yet clicked and add media options shown for steps as described
  4. In the dialog box that appears, you have the options as listed at the top of this page; Upload and Import are described below..
    Add a presentation dialog box with options for steps as described
    • Select Upload a file, then select an existing presentation file from your local computer or cloud storage location in the Filepicker dialog box. File location options are listed on the left. The file is uploaded and processed and will be made available for viewing once processing is complete.
      Filepicker dialog box for selecting a presentation to upload with location options on the left as described
    • Select Import from your library, then search for and select the presentation file already uploaded to your content library to publish to this class.


If the presentation was uploaded, it must be processed before it can be viewed. The icon turns green when it is ready for viewing.

Click the presentation icon in the class list to access options for the presentation such as:

The below figure shows a presentation icon selected from the class list, and the described options identified.
Class list presentation icon selected showing options for instructors as described
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