What is Notes Sui?



It's FREE and it's absolutely awesome.





Notes Sui - is an online system which controls the release by instructors of PowerPoint slides to students who can engage with the slides in a colour scheme of their personal preference on their personal browsing device.

Instructors have the additional facility of being able to see their slide notes on any mobile device of their choice while walking around the lecture theatre, not being restricted at the podium - for a more interactive session.

Notes Sui can be used by teachers, lecturers, instructors and students. Only requires a device with a browser (e.g., phone, tablet, laptop, desktop).

How does the Notes Sui PowerPoint Add-in work

 

The Notes Sui PowerPoint Add-in creates the different colour formats of your presentation. Once installed all you do is create/open your PowerPoint presentation, and when you are ready click on the Notes Sui prepare presentation in the Notes Sui tab, the conversion is over in seconds.

The system provides you with the details to register your presentation and upload the colour formats files and notes files. With the upload is complete you are ready to make a presentation. Now you have one presentation with many colour formats to be used by many students.

The "As is" format is a special standalone format for when you need to reformat your slides into an additional colour palet to the standard five.

Download the PowerPoint Add-In

 

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To download the Add-In go to the download page and select the appropriate PowerPoint Add-In for you. Global, Hosted, and or Demo.
  1. Open the file in PowerPoint (enabling editing and macros if requested),
  2. and save it as a PowerPoint Add-in (.ppam) file type. PowerPoint should default to the special Microsoft folder used to hold your PowerPoint Add-ins (record the path if it is different).
  3. Close the add-in PowerPoint file and open a blank PowerPoint presentation.

Install the PowerPoint Add-In

 

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To Install the Add-in you need to open a blank presentation.
  1. With the blank presentation open click on the "File tab" and access the PowerPoint Options.
  2. Open the options window dialogue box, select the "Add-ins" tab.
  3. At the bottom of the window dialogue box select PowerPoint Add-ins from the Manage list and click the Go... Button.
  4. Listed in the the Add-ins box are all the additional add-ins to PowerPoint used on this machine. You only wait the demo add-in and one working version of Note Sui to be active in your PowerPoints. If there are other versions listed, select and remove them before adding the new version.
  5. Click on the "Add New..." option, the software defaults to the special folder where you saved the .ppam file. Click close.
  6. Review the Notes Sui menu tab.
  7. Repeat the process for the Demo stration Notes Sui

Create your presentation

 

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In this video we suggest you down load from the site one of our presntations but it can be any presentation. Once you have installed Notes Sui all you have to do is create your PowerPoint presentations, and when you are ready click on the Notes Sui tab to prepare a presentation. Move to the Apply tab to see what happends when you apply Notes Sui.

Apply the Add-In to your presentation

 

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Open the Notes Sui menu from the tab bar and select how many colour formats you intend to upload.

The dialogue window will open and you need to enter your registered user name for Notes Sui. Click Upload and the system starts to create the slides for each format.

The colour formats are held on the C: drive of your PC with folders for your Notes Sui username, and the presentation ID. The colour format folders are known as f1-f9 and there is separte folder for the text notes.

When the formatting is complete the dialogue window reappears with the folder ID and the path to the files to be uploaded. A browser window will open to the Notes Sui web site. You can now upload the files.

Upload the fomated slides to Notes Sui

 

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You can now upload the slides. At this stage you can amend the presentation detials and save those details. You can now start uploading the colour formats and notes files.

You need to locate folder on your C: drive and upload the files in batches of twenty for each colour format.

Once all the files are uploaded you can finalise the presentation.

After finalising the presentation the system will open your Profile page or the Your Presentation List.

Before you can use a presentation you need to set it status to "in use". When you are ready you can create an instance of your presentation to be use with a group of students.

Use in the Classroom

 

Once a presentation is listed you can create an instance of the presentation for each cohort you want to share the presentation with. In the Your presentation list click on the Green create an presentation instance or click a previously created amber mortar board instance. Confirm you wish open the presntation and you can start to present.

In presenter screen mode you are able to move around the classroom reading your notes, using a mobile device to control the presentation screen. The students can watch the presentation on the main screen or their personal device in a colour format that suits them best. Control the current screen displayed and move backwards or forward, reading your reminder notes for the slide.

You can review the content of the next screen and the notes, or in the preview window move to another slide, review it, and jump to that slide. You can decide to share your reminder notes or not with the students.




A free demonstration site

What do I need to do if I want to try out Notes Sui

You can jump straight in and join a Notes Sui site either at the global site of notessui.com, you may have a hosted site for your organisation at organisationName.notessui.com, or a locally hosted version.

or you can try out the demonstration site.

In the demonstration site we have set up four users and you are invited to this site (http://demo.notessui.com) and use these users to explore Notes Sui.

The password for all users is: summer2016

You can logged in as either-

  • a Teacher -Username: LEC003
  • a Student - Username: ST001 or ST002
  • a Note Taker - Username: ADM04

You will be asked to log in as one, two or three users on different browsers to see how they share and interact together. In this way you can see how Notes Sui works.

The functionality has not been restricted and we have tried to make the experience as realistic as possible from uploading a presentation, making the presentation, recording notes, and printing the notes.

You are asked to be aware that other users will follow you and that although Notes Sui will take all precautions to avoid offending anyone we are at the mercy of the last user's morals and ethicacy.

What do you need to use the Demonstration site

  1. Initally all you do is log in and play with the presentations already prepared.
  2. At least two browsing devices, computer/phone/laptop (may be a data projection screen) and a network with internet access.
  3. Access to the demonstration site
  4. If you like what you see you will need to select and download the Demo Notes Sui PowerPoint Add-in (see the "How does..." above) and install it.
  5. The demonstration practise files and your own presentation PowerPoint files
  6. Most importantly the desire to support students.


How does the Notes Sui PowerPoint Add-in work

The Notes Sui PowerPoint Add-in creates the different colour formats of your presentation.

Once installed all you do is create/open your PowerPoint presentation, and when you are ready click on the Notes Sui prepare presentation in the Notes Sui tab, the conversion is over in seconds.

The system provides you with the details to register your presentation and upload the colour formats files and notes files.

With the upload complete you are ready to make a presentation. Now you have one presentation with many colour formats to be used by many students.

The "As is" format is a special standalone format for when you need to reformat your slides into an additional colour palet to the standard five.



How to download and install the PowerPoint Add-in

  1. You need to select and download one of the PowerPoint Add-in files listed below.
  2. Open the file in PowerPoint (enabling macros if requested), and save it as a PowerPoint Add-in (.ppam) file type. PowerPoint should default to the special Microsoft folder used to hold your PowerPoint Add-ins.
  3. Close the add-in PowerPoint file and open a blank PowerPoint presentation. With the blank presentation open click the "File tab" to be able to access the PowerPoint options.
  4. Open the options window dialogue box, select the "Add-ins" tab. At the bottom of the window dialogue box select PowerPoint Add-ins from the Manage list and click the Go... Button.
  5. Listed in the the Add-ins box are all the additional add-ins to PowerPoint used on this machine. You only wait one version of Note Sui to be active in your PowerPoints. If there are other versions listed, select and remove them before adding the new version.
  6. Click on the "Add New..." option, the software defaults to the special folder where you saved the .ppam file. Select the file and click close.
  7. You should now see the additional "Notes Sui tab" in PowerPoint. Inside the Notes Sui tab are three options of preparing a presetation, deleting old folders of presentations, and the creatation of a single "As is" version of a presentation.

How to download and install the PowerPoint Add-in Video


Notes Sui Add-in Downloads




Notes Sui gives you control as the Presenter

Using a mobile device you are able to move around the classroom reading your notes and controling the presentation screen.

The students can watch the presentation on the main screen or their personal device in a colour format that suits them best.

You are aware of the contents of the current screen and the reminder notes you wrote about the slide, or in the preview window you can move to another slide, review it, and jump to that slide. You can decide to share your reminder notes with the students. You can also change the colour format of the presenter screen to suit you.

In the script layout you share the control of the presentation you are jointly making and can send messages between you and the current presenter. It can be used for chaired presentations with the co-ordinator having shared access and enable to send warning messages like 5 minutes left, 2 minutes left, and stop now.

Making notes with Notes Sui

Making notes is so easy in Notes Sui. Attendees (Students) can type notes about the current slide or to any released slide. If provided they can see the presenters notes and what they intended to emphasie. The notes pages are viewed with the slide in a preferred colour format.

A better way of making and managing your notes is to copy the PC screen of the slide and paste it into One note or some other word processing system used for note taking.

Making a presentation as part of a team in Notes Sui

Script mode can be used in a group presentation to provide all the members with access to the intended script for the presentation.

One member of the group will be the leader controlling the presentation. The others sharing the leader's presentation are able to view the text or notes for the current screen. With the script view users can browse forwards through the presentation to their slides and prepare themselves. Script mode is an electronic version of cribe notes for a presenatation. BUT nothing beats real preparation.

You view the slides and notes in your preferred colour format. Switch between screen modes and layouts. Amend your notes to make the text / script sound more like the natural flow of your voice.

The team can pass preformatted and free text messages to the current presenter (to receive the messages the presenter must be using Notes Sui in presenter mode, and using chrome for live updates to work).

Do you need repeater screens for the back row to see the screen, or You have no working data projector

Notes Sui can overcome this as every student can see the slide in detail, because it is right in front of them on their device. They can use accessiblity options of zooming in and out, focus rulers, or colour overlays (IR issues) to help them see what you placed on the slide.

If there is no data projector or it is not working today you can still host the presentation with each participate using their device or sharing a device.