Zoho Show 2.0

June 15, 2008 at 9:16 pm 7 comments


What is it? What does it do?

Zoho Show is an online presentation tool similar to Microsoft Powerpoint.

It is a free presentation tool that can be accessed anywhere, any time, by anyone.

You can upload presentations into Zoho Show or you can create original presentations on the site.

Zoho Show offers a complete editor with many presentation features such as text formatting, background themes, color, bullets, and clipart.

What are the infrastructure and technical requirements for this tool?

The advantage of using Zoho Show is that it is browser dependent and does not require the purchase of a software program.

Zoho Show can be accessed on Windows and Macintosh computers. All you need is a computer with internet access.

How can you use it effectively in instruction?

The program is useful for working collaboratively on presentations and students can easily share their work.

Like Powerpoint, Zoho Show is another fun way to present information in a graphic manner.

Teachers can use Zoho Show to have students work on projects at home and school without worrying about access or home computers lacking software.

What are other education applications for this tool?

The presentations you generate in Zoho Show are private and are accessible only by you.They are protected by your Zoho ID/password authentication. However, presentations can be shared with others or made public if you choose.

You can save a Zoho Show and play it even if you do not have internet connectivity.

Remote presentations can also be created.

What are the limitations and cautions related to use of this tool?

At this time Zoho Show presentations cannot be printed.

Transitional effects cannot be inserted between slides.

What are the management considerations for this tool?

The user needs to have an account and password. Therefore, students would need to be capable of logging onto the site. Aside from that, Zoho Show is readily available via an internet connection. So, it can be easily used within a lab situation.

Entry filed under: Collaborate, Personal.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. skbrown537  |  June 16, 2008 at 1:22 am

    I know this is one of the Web 2.0 Tools that our platform resource can be presented within. I am looking forward to seeing how members of our cohort use this tool to share what they have learned about the various platforms they have researched. Too bad the shows can not be printed.

  • 2. Aravind  |  June 16, 2008 at 3:51 am

    Very nice and to-the-point intro of what Zoho Show is all about. Thanks!

    Printing & transitional effects are in our roadmap and should be there soon. And you can login to Zoho using your Google or Yahoo IDs.

  • 3. kellyjo4  |  June 18, 2008 at 12:11 am

    I think that the face that Zoho does not require the purchase of software is wonderful! I purchased a new computer last year and it was really quite expensive to include power point, which I truly feel I had to have. It’s nice to know there is another option.

  • 4. jdunham  |  June 18, 2008 at 1:56 am

    I love the idea of students working on a presentation at school and at home!


  • 5. sgregory52  |  June 18, 2008 at 2:36 am

    I love this Web 2.0 tool! I used it today to begin the written portion of my platform resource. It was great because I was able to start it in one location and log on to continue working on it without the worry of having a flash drive with me. Additionally, because I signed up for Zoho Creator as a part of my research for a Web 2.0 tool, I was automatically able to use my user name and password to log into the multiple Zoho programs. I really did not know about not being able to print from Zoho Show, so now I am a bit concerned about being able to have a paper copy. Well, the professional appearance of the program might outweigh having the copy.

  • 6. mrskruel  |  June 20, 2008 at 2:12 am

    You did such a wonderful job writing this up–I feel like I have a clear picture of what this tool can do, and what it can’t. I want to try it out now, since Power Point is a comfortable program to use. It will be nice to have another user-friendly resource to turn to!

  • 7. Diane Richmond  |  June 21, 2008 at 10:29 am

    This looks like a lot of fun. I can’t wait to try it instead of Power Point for a change. I hope one of our cohort members uses it for the E-Learnng Platform review so I can see a real life sample.


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