The Artstor Digital Library has a tool for automatically creating image-based PowerPoint presentations for projects, classes, and conferences. By saving images into an image group before downloading a presentation, you create a backup of the images used in your presentation in Artstor so you can download them again if needed.
The comparison mode is a great way to compare images in presentations. You can compare images from a collection page, a set of search results, or from an image group:
The fullscreen image viewer in Artstor includes a flashcard feature that students can use to study for exams. You might consider sharing the URLs to your classroom presentations with your students so they may use the flashcard feature to study.
To use the flashcard feature, first open the image group you would like to study. View the first image in fullscreen mode, then click the grayed "Quiz Mode Off" icon in the lower-left corner. This will turn quiz mode on, and the button text will become black when it is selected.
On the lower left, click "show caption" if you are unsure of the title, date, or creator of the work as you study.
On the lower right, you may also select "shuffle" to shuffle your flashcards and change their order.
Downloading a group of images directly into PowerPoint is easy:
3. Download your group:
PowerPoints created in Artstor include one image per slide with the image data in the notes field. Clicking on an image when the PowerPoint is in presentation mode will open the image's detail page at library.artstor.org, allowing you to zoom and show details of the image.
You can share the image group you used to create your PowerPoint with your students easily by opening your image group and going to Share > Generate image group link. You can paste this link in emails or in your course management software. Students can then view the image group and study them online, or download them to make flashcards.