Learning Through Research

Oral Presentations

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Oral Presentation Guidelines

Oral presentations are 15 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted to each presenter for questions. This schedule is strictly enforced. Oral presentations are held in technology-enhanced, or "smart" classrooms. The typical smart classroom has a computer, projector, projection screen, DVD/CD player, sound system, and podium with AV controls and laptop connections. Some specialized classrooms have document cameras, smart boards, and other equipment relevant to the coursework or discipline being taught in the space.

All smart classrooms include:

  • PC or MAC with DVD/CD player
  • Projector and large screen
  • Audio system/speakers
  • Wireless internet capabilities
  • VGA laptop input

Available PC software includes:

  • Windows7 64 bit
  • Microsoft Office 2016 Professional
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome
  • VLC
  • Adobe DC Professional

Notes to Presenters

  • You may use the computers provided. You may use your own computer but please be sure to bring the proper adaptors.
  • You may choose to create slides in Google Slides, Microsoft Power Point, Prezi, or other programs.
  • You can save your presentation to the Cloud and/or bring digital presentation materials on a USB flash drive or CD/DVD. It is strongly recommended that presenters have backups of their digital presentation materials.
  • If there are any difficulties during the presentation, please inform the moderator who will contact the building monitor and the technical support team.
  • You should arrive at your assigned classroom at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your session to transfer your digital presentation material to the computer and ensure that it opens properly.

Professional Courtesy

NCUR offers an opportunity for participants to observe, learn, and practice professional etiquette common to all disciplines. Presenters should remain in the room until all presentations in their sessions are complete. The other presentations may offer new insights, and all presenters deserve the same audience and respect. Spectators to sessions should enter and exit oral and performing arts session rooms between (not during) presentations.