Saturday, June 28, 2008

New Zoho Show Features - Including Export to PPT

While I was on vacation, I missed the announcement of some great new features available on Zoho Show. In all there are eight new options on Zoho Show, I've highlighted the three most relevant to educational use below. Visit the Zoho Blog for the entire list of enhancements.

Presentations created with Zoho Show can now be exported as PPT, PPS, ODP, and PDF files. The new export options are useful for people who want to save a copy of their presentation on their local computer or would prefer to email presentations as attachments.

The enhancement to Zoho Show that students will really like is the option to undo or redo up to 50 actions. This is similar to option in Google Documents to revert to previous version. The difference is rather than reverting to a previous version where you will lose the edits made after that version, users can select specific actions to undo or redo.

Last month Zoho announced the capability to use Zoho Show for making remote presentations. In this latest batch of improvements Zoho has announced that Zoho Show can be used to make remote presentations interactive with the inclusion of a chat side bar. This upgrade makes Zoho Show a nice tool for sharing notes and information with students that aren't in the classroom with you. It could also be used by students to chat with each other about a slide show/ notes while they are studying for a test.