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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PowerPoint: Additional Resources

A guide to design choices for PowerPoint presentations.

Online Resources

Garr Reynolds Top Ten Slide Tips

Vanderbuilt University's Making Better PowerPoint Presentations

National Conference of State Legislatures Tips for Making Effective PowerPoint Presentations

University Technology Services

Technology Services offers a variety of services for students, faculty, and staff. 



Technology Services recommends these other tools to add new elements to your presentations or teaching:

  • Prezi: An alternative to PowerPoint
  • iPad - VGA or Apple TV
  • Remote Presenter
  • Mouse Apps
  • Lync/Skype for Business: Lync allows graduate students, faculty, and staff to make and forward phone and video calls, send instant messages, and participate in video conferences and group chats through their computers. 
  • i>clicker: A tool that allows students to give instant feedback or responses to instructors in the classroom

And Technology Services include services for:

  • Accounts & Passwords
  • Communications, Collaboration, and Storage
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Printing & Software 

Scholarly Commons

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Scholarly Commons
220 Main Library
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Monday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm
Phone: 217-244-1331
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