Using an existing presentation

Where to get an existing presentation from.

You can get them from clicking the download button in ASQ, have someone send it to you or you can checkout the examples repo. For the repo clone it or download it as a zip and then unzip it locally. It contains a lot of presentations.

Get the presentation source code

You need to have the presentation in your local file system unzipped.



Make sure you have node and npm installed in your system from here.

Install bower

npm install -g bower

Install dependencies

$ cd <presentation dir>
$ bower install

Creating slides

Depending on the presentation framework take a look at the guide here on how to create slides.

Adding ASQ questions.

Have a look at the asq elements guide here and how to style them here.

Testing Locally

You need to either to disable the Cross-Origin Resource Sharing policy for example in chrome you need to pass the --disable-web-security when starting the app, or Server the presentation from a local server. An easy way to do this is using Python’s SimpleHTTPServer:

$ cd <presentation dir>
$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer
Serving HTTP on port 8000 ...

You can now access the presentation

Starting your presentation

1. Login

If you’re not logged in in ASQ log.

2. Upload

Zip the contents of the unzipped directory (do not zip the directory itself) and upload the zipped archive to ASQ. Click Upload Presentation drag and drop the zipped archive to the form (or click the form for a file browser pop up), give your presentation a title and click Upload.

3. Start the presentation

If everything works you will see your newly uploaded presentation under http://<asqhost>/<username>/presentations. Click the play button () to get started.

4. Showing the slides

By default when you start your presentation you will navigate to the cockpit view. If you want to show the slides on the beamer, click the Beamer view link (opens in new window).

5. Joining from the audience

The title slide will display the link for the audience to connect to. In general, the link doesn’t change so feel free to ask your audience to bookmark it for future presentations.