Learning Through Research


NCUR 30 Oral Sessions


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 / VHS player, sound system, and podium with AV controls and laptop connections. Some specialized classrooms have document cameras, smartboards, and other equipment relevant to the coursework or discipline being taught in the space. All presentation classrooms contain the following:


  • PC or Mac

  • CD and DVD player running on Windows system, Blu-ray and VHS not supported

  • Speakers that connect to the computer and DVD player

  • LCD projector and large screen

  • Internet connectivity, wired and wireless


  • Windows 7 (64 bit)

  • Full 2013 Microsoft Office Suite

  • Windows Media Player

  • QuickTime

  • VLC

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader


  • Mozilla Firefox

  • Chrome

Notes to Presenters

  • You may use the computers provided. You may use your own computer but please be sure to bring the proper adapters.

  • You may choose to create slides in Google Slides, Microsoft PowerPoint, Prezi, or other program. Or you can choose to go low tech and skip the slides altogether.

  • Save your presentation to the Cloud and/or bring any 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 technical 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 (not your individual talk) to transfer your presentation to the desktop of the computer and to 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.