Setting Animation Timings

If you notice that animations you set to fire in PowerPoint are not registering after you have uploaded the files to Brainshark, it is likely because you have not yet set your animation timings in Brainshark.

Brainshark will recognize most animations set in your PowerPoint™ presentation. Animations are most effective if they are set to “On Click” when they are set in the presentation. When they are set to “On Click”, the timing may be adjusted as required to synchronize with the Brainshark presentation audio. Animation timing may be set while recording the presentation, or afterwards using the "Manage Slides" and "Edit Slide" section of the presentation.

To set animation timings while recording your audio, please follow the prompts associated with your specific method. If you are setting or adjusting your animation timings after recording, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Edit your presentation.
  2. Navigate to Manage Slides from the Things You Can Do menu.
  3. Any presentations that have animation timings that need to be set will have a red exclamation point to the left. Click the Edit link under these slides.
  4. In the Animation Timings field, designate the seconds at which the animations should fire. For example, if you have 3 on-click animations that need to fire at 0:03, 0:09, and 0:15, respectively, designate “3,9,15” in the On-Click Animation Timings Field. Please note that you may only set one on-click animation timing per second, and animation timings cannot exceed the slide’s duration. Note: We recommend listening to the recording and noting the verbal cues in the recordings while doing this, by clicking on the slide image to launch the slide in a separate window.
  5. Select “Apply” to save the changes and stay on the same screen so that you can review your work or progress on to other slides or select “Save” to save the changes and return to the Presentation Properties screen. 
  6. Please note that there is a 255 character limit for the Animation Timings text box.  If you hit this limit please adjust one or more of you animations to be an after previous or a with previous with a time delay.

Please refer to our Animation Best Practices for further information and for a list of supported animations.

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