Summit Support

Submitting Your PowerPoint Presentation

If you are using PowerPoint for your Summit presentation, you must submit the presentation to Classroom Technology and Event Support (CTES) no later than 10am on Thursday, 28 March—absolutely no exceptions!

PowerPoint presentations are submitted through Lyceum. When you registered for the Summit, we asked you if you planned to use PowerPoint or other media. If you told us you were using PowerPoint, you will be added to a Lyceum course that will allow you to upload your PPT presentation.

This Lyceum course is called MDS-2019. It will appear in all your Lyceum course list by Monday, 25 March, if you’ve told us you are using PowerPoint. From this location, you can upload your MDS PowerPoint presentation so the CTES staff may determine if it will properly load and display during the summit.

To prevent the possibility of broken links, images should be inserted into your PowerPoint presentation and a single PowerPoint file should be uploaded to Lyceum. It is highly recommended that you test your PowerPoint on a public Bates PC prior to uploading to ensure your presentation will be displayed as you intended. For more information on how to insert an image into your PowerPoint, click here.


Please name your PowerPoint file like this:




We will be putting the draft schedule up on the Summit website shortly; you can find the time and location of your presentation by consulting the schedule.

NOTE: Bates Classroom Technology does NOT support Keynote, but you can use Prezi as an alternative to PowerPoint. Prezis are web-based and do not require advance submission.

POSTER DESIGN SERIES–Tools and Best Practices

This workshop will provide an overview of available tools for poster design, including Adobe InDesign,  Google Slides and Canva. Topics to include templates, sources for images and graphics, and design “dos” and “don’ts”. This session is ideal for poster presenters preparing for the Mount David Summit on Friday, 29 March 2019.

All sessions will be held in Pettigrew 121. Please email Michelle Holbrook-Pronovost ( to set up a time for individual help if these session dates/times don’t work for you.


Thursday, March 7th       3 – 4 PM

Monday, March 11th      1 – 2 PM

Tuesday, March 19th      3 – 4 PM


Drop-In Help Session:

Monday, March 25th     4 – 5 PM (posters due to Post & Print the next day at Noon)

Fair Use and Images for Mount David

Learn the ins and outs of choosing and using images for your Mount David Summit presentation. For more info, contact Chris Schiff at


Need Help Putting Your Talk Together?

The Academic Resource Commons can help!  To find a Peer Tutor who specializes in public speaking, ask an ARC Resource Representative at the ARC front desk, or email

You’ll see “public speaking” listed as a specialty of those tutors who are best equipped to help you as you prepare your presentation.