Edcanvas is a great way for your students to create slide shows. Instead of slides, though, they are called tiles. Edcanvas uses a drag ‘n drop interface that makes it easy to insert images, videos, and websites. In the sidebar on the right, you will see a G for Google, just type in what you are searching for and images will appear for you to choose from. Just drag the image you want to an empty tile. If you want to insert a link to a website, click on the globe icon. You can also create text or quiz tiles.
My Robotics I class used Edcanvas for their presentations on the history of robotics yesterday. I was really impressed with their work and how easy it was for them to present. You can set up individual classes for the students to automatically save their work. Just click on classes from the sidebar on the left of the home page. After you type in the name of your class and click Add, you will see a code that you can give your students to use to add your class. When it was time for the presentations, I logged into my account, clicked on the correct class, and selected the group’s canvas to present. To present, just click Play on the upper lefthand side. Use the arrow on the right hand side of the tile to advance.
I will definitely use Edcanvas again for class presentations. Today, I noticed that Edcanvas has changed its name to Blendspace.