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For this virtual presentation, you will be the one finding, selecting and analyzing an artwork to illustrate a major concept articulated in the Civilizations series episodes 5 or 6. This assignment will help us to think not only about our ideas from modules, but also how art reflects the human experience.
This assignment is a bit different from your first presentation in that rather than designing an image, you’ll be researching and selecting an image of an artwork from one of the “virtual galleries” detailed below. The purpose of the presentation is to demonstrate understanding and fluency of key concepts by applying those concepts to class material and to new material that you find through research.
After posting your virtual presentation to the Canvas discussion board, please view your classmates’ presentations and respond to a minimum of two presentations in meaningful depth and detail (a minimum of 3-4 fully developed sentences).
The purpose of this assignment is to help you practice the following skills that are essential to your success in this course:
think creatively about a text, concept, or unit (or several) by thinking of how to present it to others
synthesize varied pieces of a complex concept or text
articulate your thinking in new and self-authored ways
Assignment Prompt with Tasks
Find an artwork that was not included in the module that illustrates a concept articulated in the Civilizations series episodes 5 or 6. On your own, research and identify an artwork to include in your presentation. Potential sources for images include:
Google Arts and Culture:
The National Gallery of Art:
The ArtStor database available through the HCC Library: https://library-artstor-org.libproxy.howardcc.edu/#/
Write a 400-500 word narrative that explains your image that you will use to narrate the video presentation of the image.
You should create this presentation using PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi, or another presentation software. Your slides should show images for which you will provide a voiceover and video (you will write your scriipt and submit it along with your video). Your presentation must have synchronous audio and video.
In a presentation of 4-8 minutes, begin by introducing yourself and the content of your presentation, Your presentation should describe in detail how the artwork you have selected illustrates a key concept from Module 5: Renaissances or Module 6: Paradise on Earth. by pointing to specific artistic, cultural, and historical elements to support your observations. Make sure to refer directly to the Civilizations episode and to relevant material in the module as part of your virtual presentation.
At the end of the presentation, include a question for discussion.
Share your work with others using Canvas Studio/Arc or Mediasite. (Students are required to use one of these two options–material on how to use Canvas Studio/Arc and Mediasite is provided in the Welcome and Orientation module.)
Submit both the video and the written narrative in the discussion board.
After posting your virtual presentation to the Canvas, discussion board, please view your classmates’ presentations and respond to a minimum of two presentations in meaningful depth and detail (a minimum of 3-4 fully developed sentences).
How to Submit:
Use this discussion board space to upload your virtual presentation. You will also comment on at least two presentations submitted by classmates.
To create your presentation, you should use the Studio/Arc tool and software visible in the left-side navigation area of Canvas when viewed on a desktop computer. (In different places in Canvas and in guides the feature is referred by its new name “Studio” or its old name “Arc”).
The software is simple to use, allowing you to develop a brief PowerPoint or Google Slides and then record your voice comments as you click through your slides.
Here’s the link to an online guide detailing how to use Canvas Studio/Arc that is also available in the Virtual Presentations module: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Studio/How-do-I-record-a-screen-capture-video-in-Canvas-Studio/ta-p/1706 (Links to an external site.)
Give your presentation a title – this should be the first slide. Introduce yourself at the beginning of your presentation.
For detailed technical instructions for how to post your Canvas Studio/Arc screencaptured presentation to this discussion, please reference: Step 3: Post Your Virtual Presentation available in the Virtual Presentations module.
If technical help is needed, Canvas Support technicians are available 24/7 via online chat and phone (1-844-864-5304) by clicking on the Help link in the left-side navigation area.