This project requires you to complete two components. First, you will create a video
presentation (screencast) of your proposal. To accompany this presentation, the second
component requires that you create a flyer complementary to the presentation.
The presentation is intended for an audience of interested stakeholdersâ€”probably
many of the same reader-users to whom you address your proposal. You should,
therefore, consider these usersâ€™ needs, values, and attitudes, just as you did in the
proposal. The final presentation deliverable will be in the format of a screencast that
combines visual and audio.
Perhaps the best way to complete the screencast is to open a presentation application
such as PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Presentation and create your slides. Then,
using a screencast program (see below), record your delivery of the presentation
(Please note: do not record your presentation using the PowerPoint record feature.
PowerPointâ€”.ppt or .pptxâ€”are not acceptable file formats for this assignment. Also, do
not use your cell phone or other external recording device to record your presentation; it
must be in the format of a screencast). When complete, upload your screencast to
YouTube or similar free video hosting service and submit the link through the
Assignment Tool on our course Canvas site.
More specifically, please follow the criteria below when creating your presentation:
1. Follow the format of your proposal: a) introduce the issue/topic/opportunity, b)
frame the current situation, c) discuss your project plan, d) and offer a brief
conclusion, pointing toward the future.
2. Incorporate at least 2 images such as pictures, graphs, charts, tables, etc. but no
clip art. Note: do not include any images to which you do not have copyright
3. Each slide should contain fewer than 20 words (hint: list keywords or phrases
and expand through speaking.)
4. Slides should demonstrate the principles of design (C.R.A.P.)
5. Presentation must include your voiceover delivering the presentation. If using a
program that supports picture-in-picture, itâ€™s up to you if youâ€™d like to include your
6. The presentation must be between 4-5 minutes in length. Note: Excess of 5
minutes will result in point deduction.
7. Must include a works-cited slide for any works referenced during the
The final deliverable of this presentation must be in a screencast formatâ€”that combines
visual and audio elements. In other words, the final deliverable is not solely a set of
PowerPoint slides with text and images.
Perhaps the most accessible and free screencasting applications available are
Techsmith Jing (http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html) and Apple QuickTime (Mac users
already have this installed). Techsmith Camtasia, though not free, does offer a free trial.
And there are other free screencasting applications available, though I am less familiar
Find free options, freeware, or free trials, such as the ones I list above.
Once youâ€™ve completed your screencast you can submit it in one of two ways. First, the
preferred method is that you upload your screencast to YouTube or similar free video
hosting service (such as screencast.com, for those who use Jing) and submit the link
through Canvas. The second method is to upload your screencast file to Canvas. The
following are acceptable file formats: .mov, .m4v, .mp4, .wmv. Please note, however,
that this may be the more cumbersome alternative because large file sizes are not
always supported in Canvas. Considering large file sizes, using the record presentation
feature within PowerPoint creates file sizes too large for Canvas. Because of this, do
not record your screencast within PowerPointâ€”as mentioned above, PowerPoint is not
an acceptable file format for this assignment.
The second component of this project is the flyer. The flyer complements the
presentation. Consider the flyer as a complementary document that captures the critical
points of your proposal in a visually appealing way. Therefore, youâ€™ll want to include
information about the topic, presenter (you), recommendations, images, graphs, charts,
or tables, and anything else you think might appeal to an audience of interested
stakeholders. Please adhere to the following criteria when completing the flyer:
1. Must be an 8.5-inch x 11-inch document (you chose portrait or landscape
2. Includes pertinent information from your proposal (*hint: make sure thereâ€™s a title)
3. Demonstrate principles of design (C.R.A.P.)
4. Include fewer than 25 words
5. Include at least 1 image (note: do not use images for which you do not have
The final flyer should be submitted to Canvas as a PDF.
As stated in the course syllabus this assignment is worth 90 points toward the final
**One final note: Regarding images, it is your responsibility to secure permission to use