Quick How To: Set Animations in Brainshark

Quick How To: Set Animations in Brainshark
October 21, 2011

Animations help authors tell a story in a systematic manner, and serve as an engaging compliment to the message the audio conveys. By revealing content one point at a time, the audience can follow the speaker and not be distracted by a busy slide.  For assistance creating animations in power point, check out these tutorials for PowerPoint 2007 and for PowerPoint 2010.

One of the most common questions asked of the Brainshark Support Team is, “Why aren’t my animations appearing when I upload my PowerPoint to Brainshark?”

When animations are converted from PowerPoint to Brainshark, they need to be set in Brainshark before they will appear in the presentation. There are two ways that animations can be set, or adjusted, in Brainshark.

1. Once you begin recording, a button will appear next to the screen of your slide, allowing you to trigger your on-click animations as you record your audio. The button will only appear when you begin to record the slide. Click this button to trigger animation as you speak, the same way you would if you were using PowerPoint during a live presentation.

2. You may also time your animations manually after you record your audio by inputting the numerical values in seconds in an individual slide’s edit screen. You can find this by going to “Manage Slides”, which is the first option on the “Things you can do list”. Each slide will have its own edits options. The slides that contain animation will have a star to the right of them. If the animation timings have not been set the star will have a red exclamation point next to it.  

You than click on the Star to bring up the individual slide’s edit screen, where you can manually set the times in seconds. 

For more information on setting animation timings, please review the following:

Help and Training Video on Animations in Brainshark

Help and Training PDF on Animations in Brainshark