Narrated Presentation PowerPoint Template

At UW Extended Campus we have faculty use Microsoft PowerPoint to create presentation content. Those presentations are then delivered via our proprietary open-source media player, the Storybook+ Player.

Why use this template? Why Storybook?

We humbly believe the Storybook+ Player provides a superior learning experience for students and easier development endeavor for faculty. It has many benefits and features that an ordinary .pptx file or video recording do not. Below are a few of note:

  • Students can leave presentations, return later and resume where they left off
  • Works on all devices, browsers, and operating systems
  • Content can be chunked and organized in the table of contents
  • Interface and controls are ADA accessible
  • Supports different media formats such as slides, audio narration, videos, screen recordings, and animations
  • Integrated self-assessment quiz questions
  • During revision faculty can update selective parts of the presentation without a need to reproduce the entire presentation

Slide Templates


This PowerPoint template was designed specifically for UWEX faculty creating presentation content for the Storybook player. Click the button below to download the presentation template.

 uwex-faculty-template.pptx 1.1MB

There are slide templates that can be used for creating and organizing your presentation. They all align with the different types of media content that the Storybook Player supports.

You can access the slide templates by clicking the down chevron next to the New Slide button in the top of the application window.


Standard Slide

Typically presentation slides that have text, images, graphics, and audio narration.



Videos from YouTube or ones that you create yourself (hosted by Media Services). In the PowerPoint file, these slides act as placeholders for where the videos will go in your presentation.


Self-Assessment Questions

Self-assessment questions for students to test their knowledge. There are multiple types and can provide unique feedback based upon the answer entered.

Best Practices

Follow the best practices below when making your content. Additionally, check out our resource page on Narrated Presentation Best Practices for useful information on crafting a presentation.

Slide Titles

All slides must have a title. This is required for the Storybook player table of contents. Slide titles also need to be unique and meaningful. For example, avoid the same title with “part #” appended to the end.


Image Sources

Please provide a source for any images used. We’ll make sure your images are properly cited in your presentation or if needed find high-quality replacement images.

Self-Assessment Feedback

If you leverage any self-assessment questions make sure to provide feedback for each answer. Feedback is critical to the student learning experience.

Published on October 27, 2022 at 1:28:09 pm CDT. Last modified on October 27, 2022 at 4:54:51 pm CDT.