12 Interactive Presentation Software for Audience Engagement

When you create a presentation, you want your audience to be engaged, to learn something new, to get excited, etc. But in the era of smart toasters and mobile phones in watches (wristphones), traditional linear PowerPoint presentations have lost almost all of their effect. Luckily, progress isn’t just about making once innovative things old-fashioned, it is also (and rather) about development. In the case of presentations, the development is interactivity.

What Is an Interactive Presentation?

We’ve collected the 12 best tools that’ll let you make your presentations interactive. Choose the one that works best for you and take your student learning experience to the next level.

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1. iSpring Suite Max: “Fast Authoring Toolkit”

iSpring Suite Max is an interactive presentation software that lets you design engaging courses alone or in a team, quickly and easily. It works as a PowerPoint add-in that provides tons of robust options. To make your presentation interactive, you can add dialogue simulations, quizzes, screencasts, and video lectures. You can use an existing PowerPoint presentation as a starting point and enhance it with iSpring tools or build one from scratch.

To make your learning content even more visually engaging, you can create interactions. There is a set of ready-made templates that can present your content as a FAQ, timeline, cyclic process, catalog, and many more. To save time and effort, you can use Content Library, with its more than 69,000 eLearning assets such as backgrounds, characters, and icons.

iSpring Suite also has an online space for teamwork and collaboration called iSpring Space. With this, users can build simple courses and quizzes directly in a browser, and work with colleagues on eLearning content in the cloud. Just send a course link to your colleagues, and they’ll be able to edit texts and polish the appearance of the course.

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iSpring Space is also extremely intuitive. All you need to do to start designing content with its tools is create an account.

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The courses you design with iSpring Space can be published to an LMS too. This web-based authoring tool supports SCORM and xAPI.

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2. Nearpod: “Empowering Teachers, Inspiring Students”

Nearpod is designed specifically for the educational sphere. With this software, teachers can build online lessons, share them with students, and monitor their results. There are some really nice unique features like the ability to insert assessments into a video and thereby save the flow of the presentation, or Zoom integrity — you can combine your interactive presentation with an ongoing Zoom lesson, boosting student engagement and the effectiveness of the educational process overall.

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3. Prezi: “The Most Dynamic and Engaging Presentations Ever”

Prezi is one of the best tools for making engaging lively presentations. Prezi Present lets you design animated content and present over video. With Prezi Design, you can create all kinds of graphics, animate objects, filter images, and, overall, edit your presentation the way you like.

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4. Mentimeter: “Everybody is Heard”

Mentimeter is another tool for creating interactive presentations. With this software, you can add quizzes and real-time voting to gather data, and add images and GIFs to make your presentation engaging.

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5. ClassFlow: “Teaching With a Modern Touch”

ClassFlow is a free cloud-based lesson delivery software that lets you design interactive presentations and gauge your students’ progress. ClassFlow is useful for both in-person and distance learning.

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6. SlideDog: “Freedom to Present”

SlideDog is an interactive presentation tool with which you can combine PowerPoint and Prezi slides, PDF files, videos, web pages, and more, into a single seamless presentation.

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7. FlowVella: “Apple Application Creation Made Easy”

FlowVella is a tool for designing interactive presentations on Apple devices. This software enables you to have a video, an image, text, and more, all together on one slide. FlowVella urges the user to leave traditional linear slides in the past and helps to build an engaging interactive user experience.

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8. IntuiFace: “Create Amazing Multi-Touch Applications”

Intuiface is a powerful tool that converts all your media into interactive content for mobile devices and multi-touch displays. Being a really complex and multifunctional program, Intuiface is an easy-to-use option for people with any level of coding skills, because it is not you who does all the mathematical job of implementing interactivity in your presentation, but the program itself.

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9. Visme: “Translate boring data into beautiful visuals”

Visme is a cloud-based interactive presentation tool that helps you visualize data, and design infographics, reports, charts, and banners for websites and social media.

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10. Pear Deck

Pear Deck is a tool that helps you create incredibly beautiful and engaging interactive presentations for your students, track their progress in real-time, and let them answer questions anonymously so they won’t be afraid to give an incorrect answer and appear silly.

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11. Genially

Genially is an online platform that lets you convert presentations on any topic and for any audience into extremely interactive and animated content.

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12. Beautiful.ai

Beautiful.ai is an online platform for creating presentations quickly, with minimal effort. Although interactive features are limited to just three, Beautiful.ai’s main advantage is the fact that the designing process itself is interactive: you place an image and the software automatically sets the right width and height, so the entire slide looks beautiful. It makes it extremely easy to create and edit presentations, letting you focus on revising your speech instead of fixing the image size, number of charts, etc.

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Originally published at https://www.ispringsolutions.com on August 9, 2021.

Digital Marketing Specialist at iSpring Solutions www.ispringsolutions.com

Digital Marketing Specialist at iSpring Solutions www.ispringsolutions.com