Additional presentation import strategies

This article contains instructions and details about Absorb Create core functionality.

In addition to the main Presentation Conversion feature, there are other strategies for bringing PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google slides into Absorb Create. Each strategy will result in different features or functionality that are available to you; this article will help you choose the best strategy for your design.


Export as a Video

Use this strategy if your slide show already has:

  • Significant audio and animation effects, and
  • Doesn't need an immediate content update, or
  • If you do not have time to re-build the course right away

This strategy makes use of the Video Page Type. All Create media elements--text, shapes, buttons, and even Questions--can be added over the top of your video page.

  1. Export as .mp4
  2. From Keynote or Google slides
    There are also many helpful articles that can guide you in using Apple iMovie and Google Creator to convert slides into video.

  3. Import your video to the Media Library


Bring in slides as static images (.png or .jpg)

Use this strategy if only a few slides from the original presentation need to be imported.

This will result in a single slide or a timed slide with one or more slide images appearing in sequence. All Create media behaviors--animation, on click/hover actions--are applicable to your slides. Questions can be added by dropping them in between slides. Shapes, callouts, text, can also be added on top of your slide images.


  1. Add time to your slide (1), and record your narration (2 if needed).
  2. Bring in the slide image using the media tile (1), then select your slide to activate the Appearance and Behavior tabs for that image (2). Set the Start/Finish times for your slide (3), and any additional animated or appearance effects (4).
  3. Repeat Step 2 as necessary.


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