This article will cover how to enhance your recording or conversation on mmhmm desktop, mmhmm web, and mmhmm Studio by adding slides. Read more below to learn how to get started.
Table of contents
- Add slides
- Types of slides in mmhmm
- Control your slides
- Reposition slides
- Pin slides
- Delete slides
- Use scenes
While recording a video or in a conversation, click the Slides tab on the top left-hand side of mmhmm.
Choose your type of slide by clicking between Screen, Text, Giphy, or More (which is a dropdown that contains more slide types). You can even drag and drop or click Browse to upload files from your computer.
Use the handy grid to place your slide exactly where you want it on stage.
Any slide you share will appear under the "Recently Added" header. This will allow you to quickly re-share these slides in the future by selecting them from the list:
Types of slides in mmhmm
You can create different types of slides in mmhmm. Click on a slide type below to learn how to create it.
Share your computer screen or window by choosing Screen in the "Slides" tab.
Click and drag the screen share feed to reposition it on the screen or hover over the feed and click the Fullscreen" button to have it fill up the entire stage. To stop sharing, click Close.
Share your computer screen or window by selecting New Slide and then This Mac or iOS Device.
You can then choose to share a specific application window, your entire desktop, or even your iOS device (click here to learn more about sharing your mobile device's screen).
Keep in mind:
- Screen share slides must be added from within the menu. They can’t be dragged and dropped into the slide tray as you can with image files and movies.
- If the window you choose is minimized, you must display it on the desktop before it shows up in your slide tray correctly.
- If your audience says your screen share looks blurry, your video conferencing platform has lowered your bandwidth automatically in response to the network speed. To address this issue, instead, share the Broadcast window with the video conferencing system’s screen sharing tool. Click here to learn how to use the Broadcast window.
- If sharing a document such as a Google Doc, consider zooming into the content or making the text larger to make it easier for your audience to read.
To add a text slide, click on Text in the Slides tab.
In the window that appears, write the text you want to be displayed on your mmhmm stage. Then choose from a handful of different text styles. You can also choose between a light or dark theme. When you're ready, click Create.
Your text will now appear in the mmhmm stage. To edit your text, hover over the text slide and click on the Edit button. Once you've edited your text, click Save to confirm your changes.
Click and drag the text slide to reposition it on the screen, or hover over the text slide and click on the Fullscreen button to have it fill up the entire stage. To stop sharing, click Close.
Click the New Slide button and then click on the Text icon.
In the window that appears, type in your text in the "Title" and "Body" fields, and click Done. The text slide will now appear in your slide tray.
Some rooms come with default slide settings that are designed to match the look and feel of the room you are using. To override the Slide appearance settings, click the Appearance dropdown on the bottom right-hand side of the mmhmm window. Choose your preferred slide design from the list and your preferred color.
You can also customize the room and presenter settings for individual slides by using scenes.
To add an animated GIF to your video or conversation, select GIPHY in the "Slides" tab. Then, search GIPHY to find an appropriate GIF by keyword. Click on your desired GIF and select Add to add it to your video.
Click and drag the GIF to reposition it on the screen, or click on the"Fullscreen" button to have it fill up the entire stage. To stop sharing, click "Close".
Click the New Slide button above the slide tray and select GIPHY. Alternatively, you can add a GIPHY Slide using the menu bar.
Type a keyword into the search bar to find an appropriate GIF. Optionally, you may add a caption. Click Done to add the GIF to your presentation.
Types of files supported:
- Powerpoint (pptx)
- Keynote (key)
You can import your existing slide decks and other files into mmhmm to enhance your mmhmm for web video. To do this, click Browse in the "Slides" tab.
You can then navigate to the file on your hard drive and select one to add to your video. To add multiple files simultaneously:
- On Mac, hold the Shift key down while you click the files you want.
- On Windows, hold the Ctrl key down while you click the files you want.
Alternatively, you can add files from your computer by dragging and dropping your files into mmhmm for web.
Photo or video files such as PNGs, JPEGs, or MP4s will automatically appear on the mmhmm for web stage. Click and drag them to reposition them on the screen, or click on the "Fullscreen" button to have them fill up the entire stage. To stop sharing, click "Close".
Presentation files such as Powerpoint or Keynote files will appear under the "Presentations" header on the left-hand side of the screen. Click here to learn more about importing presentation slides into mmhmm.
Note: This list will also include all mmhmm presentations you've created on the mmhmm Studio desktop app.
Click on the presentation you want to share, and then use your mouse or the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard to cycle through your presentation slide deck.
Alternatively, you can add files from your computer by dragging and dropping your files into the slide tray located at the bottom of the mmhmm Studio window.
To add a presentation slide deck to your mmhmm video, click on New Slide and choose Import Presentation. Then, select your PowerPoint, Keynote, or PDF presentation from your hard drive.
If you are adding video slides and wish for the audio that's in the video to be audible to your audience, you will need to make a slight configuration to your audio environment.
Your presentation will be uploaded to the mmhmm server, converted into an mmhmm presentation, and open in a new mmhmm tab. The process may take a few moments, depending on the size of your deck.
Note: There is a 250MB file size limit on imported files. On Mac, import is available only for macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and higher.
Note: The whiteboard slide type is currently only available on mmhmm desktop and web.
Start a whiteboard to illustrate your point and draw with your audience. Click Whiteboard in the More dropdown menu to get started.
Hover over the whiteboard with your mouse to reveal the controls. You can choose between a thick or thin brushstroke, eight different colors, and even clear the whiteboard by clicking Clear.
Once you are ready to draw, click and drag your mouse across the whiteboard. Click on the fullscreen button next to Clear to have it fill the entire stage. To stop sharing, click Close.
Note: The poll slide type is currently only available on mmhmm desktop and web.
You can start a quick poll in mmhmm for web by clicking Poll in the More dropdown menu. This will create a poll and add it to your "Recently Added" list so you can share the same poll later.
Hover over your poll and click Edit to modify its options. You can have up to five options on one poll. Once you've confirmed your poll settings, click on the Edit button again to hide the edit window.
Click and drag yourself onto your desired answer to vote in the poll.
To close the poll, hover your mouse over the poll and click Close.
Note: The mmhmm TV slide type is currently only available on mmhmm desktop and web.
Start a watch party by choosing mmhmm TV in the More dropdown. This will reveal a menu where you can select mmhmm videos you have published or videos others shared with you. If you are part of an mmhmm for Teams subscription, you will also be able to watch videos shared on [My Organization]TV. You can also enter a mmhmm video URL in the box at the bottom of the window. Then, click Play to start watching the video.
Once you have started playback, you can click and drag the mmhmm video player to reposition it on the screen or click the fullscreen button (next to the Close button) to have it fill up the entire stage. To stop sharing, click Close.
You can also control playback, speed, and volume by hovering your mouse over the video to reveal the video controls. Click here to learn more about video playback.
Note: The mmhmm Camera slide type is currently only available on mmhmm desktop and web.
Harness the power of mmhmm Studio or Windows by sharing your mmhmm camera. Click mmhmm Camera in the More dropdown to get started.
Note: You must have the mmhmm app open on your computer in order for this to work. If you don't, you'll see a message asking you to "launch the mmhmm app."
Once you've shared your mmhmm camera, choose your desired mmhmm presentation in the mmhmm Studio or Windows app, and it will appear as a visual in mmhmm for web.
Click and drag the mmhmm Camera feed to reposition it on the screen, or click on the "Size" button below to have it fill up the entire stage. To stop sharing, click "Stop".
Control your slides
Change visibility – The three buttons in the center of the slide tray control slide visibility. By default, your slides are not displayed in full screen, but you can make them full screen by clicking Full. You can also turn slides off or put them over your shoulder again with this toolbar.
Resize your slides – While your slides are in the "Shoulder" visibility (this is the default setting), move the mouse pointer over your slide. You will see the border of your slide appear with blue grab handles that you can drag to set the height and width maximums for your slide display area.
Advance slides – When you have more than one slide in your tray, you can move through slides in sequence using your keyboard left and right arrow keys.
Slides on top (only on mmhmm Studio) — To change whether your slides are in front of the presenter or behind the presenter, go to the slide tray, go to the menu bar under "Slides" and check "Slides on Top".
Slide transitions (only on mmhmm Studio) — To turn slide transition animation on, go to the menu bar under "Slides" and check "Slide Transitions". To turn the transitions off, uncheck "Slide Transitions".
To change the order of your slides, click the slide you want to move and drag it to a new position in the slide tray. When it is in the correct position, let go of the mouse button or trackpad to drop it into place.
Pin a slide to prevent it from moving on stage. You can also pin multiple slides at once. To pin a slide, hover over the slide and click the Pin button.
If you want to pin two or more slides, pin your first slide, then click the following slide from the slide tray and pin that one too. You can do this for as many slides as you wish.
Tip: We recommend pinning the slide to your desired location before moving it. This will prevent overlapping slides from hiding existing slide menus.
Click the Close All button to remove all of the pinned slides from the stage at once.
To remove a slide, right-click on the desired slide in the slide tray and select Delete Slide to delete it.
You can also use the following keyboard shortcut to delete slides:
You may want to position yourself front and center, you may want to switch quickly to a different room, or you may want to get out of the way of your content. To put your content and yourself in the perfect place every time, you can change the room and presenter settings for individual slides.
To achieve this, click on your desired slide and then select New Scene above the slide tray. This will create a new scene for your slide and will allow you to change the room and presenter controls for this slide.
Watch the video below to see how scenes can be used effectively in mmhmm.