As an educator that needs a way to deliver engaging learning opportunities to students both in person and through distance learning, Emaze is a powerful presentation tool that is a step above Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides. The creator interface is intuitive, and the number of templates available make creating a presentation easy and time-saving, especially if you're not already well-versed in creating presentations, because you'll be able to create a professional-looking presentation even without any previous experience. You can also import and previous presentations made in PowerPoint or Slides into Emaze and enhance them using Emaze's tools.
With the presentations themselves, I always find that students are more engaged and find concepts easier to understand when some sort of video is included to illustrate a point or even to deliver instruction. Emaze allows you to import videos from a number of sources. YouTube will probably be the one to use the most, but you can also import from Vimeo or upload from a file on your computer. When you import, you can choose how you want the video to play. You can loop the video, have the video autoplay when a student reaches a page in the presentation. You can also select a portion of a video to play if you don't want to show the whole video or want to use only a small clip from a longer video. You can also import images to enhance your presentation, and of course you can add text wherever and however you like.
One of the most unique tools available in creating an Emaze presentation is the ability to add widgets. You could add a social media feed, such as Twitter or Instagram, or you could add slideshows of images or a carousel of YouTube videos. But what will be particularly useful for teaching is the ability to create and add charts into your presentation. You can add pie charts, scatter plots, timelines, and more.
Because Emaze isn't just for educators, there's even a widget for adding the ability to purchase something through Paypal, which would be useful if you were a business creating and sharing a pitch deck.
In addition to the presentation program, you can create websites using many of the same tools and intuitive capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.