Embedding Instructional Material Hosted Elsewhere

I’m interested in the instructional material in data curation hosted by ESIP Federation online at <http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Data_Management_Course_Outline&gt;.

I searched Google for “Online Powerpoint Viewer” and located this: <https://docs.google.com/viewer&gt;.

I think it could be useful for enabling embedded instructional material without using a service like SlideShare, a service that requires one own the material uploaded.

Take the first URL from the ESIP Federation: http://wiki.esipfed.org/images/6/6d/AgencyRequirementsV2.ppt

Add the URL to Google’s little viewer and you get two pieces of code to choose from:
Link to viewer:
[<a href="http://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwiki.esipfed.org%2Fimages%2F6%2F6d%2FAgencyRequirementsV2.ppt">Agency requirements </a>]
Embedded on Web site:
googleapps domain="docs" dir="viewer" query="url=http%3A%2F%2Fwiki.esipfed.org%2Fimages%2F6%2F6d%2FAgencyRequirementsV2.ppt&embedded=true" width="600" height="780" /
Now I will try the “Embedded on a Web site” code above in the space immediately below the horizontal rule:

This Drupal module <https://www.drupal.org/project/groupdocs_viewer> is something I’d like to try for a Drupal Website; I have a “sandbox” drupal site to play with at datapro.drupalgardens.com.  At some point I will explore how to accomplish embedding powerpoint documents in a Drupal Website or perhaps a wiki, such as my OpenWetWare research notebook for technical documentation of Maxent at <http://openwetware.org/wiki/GSMNP:Notebook/MaxEnt>.  If it’s possible to embed a powerpoint presentation on a wiki that is hosted by the same wiki, that could be useful for my IS 599 Practicum Experience work.


About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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