General questions

Notes Sui in the classroom (Notes Sui) is an add-in to PowerPoint which allows the Presenter of a PowerPoint presentation to produce a set of slide images in a number of formats; these are automatically produced as intended; with yellow on black and dark grey on cream colour supporting contrasts. These images are uploaded to the Notes Sui website and then the release to the Users by the Presenter slide by slide. The Presenter controls the release of the slides and the user can see the released slide in the format that suits them best through Notes Sui.

The User can review the realsed notes attached to the slides by the Presenter and add their own notes. Having saved their notes the User can return to their notes at a later stage and amend them. The Presenter can present the same slide show many times with each group ending at different stages in the presentation.

Click here to download the latest version of the Notes Sui PowerPoint Addin.

How to download and install the PowerPoint Add-in

  1. You need to select and download one of the PowerPoint Add-in files listed on the Notes Sui download page.
  2. Open the file in PowerPoint (enabling macros if requested), and save it as a PowerPoint Add-in (.ppam) file type. PowerPoint should default to the special Microsoft folder used to hold your PowerPoint Add-ins.
  3. Close the add-in PowerPoint file and open a blank PowerPoint presentation. With the blank presentation open click the "File tab" to be able to access the PowerPoint options.
  4. Open the options window dialogue box, select the "Add-ins" tab. At the bottom of the window dialogue box select PowerPoint Add-ins from the Manage list and click the Go... Button.
  5. Listed in the the Add-ins box are all the additional add-ins to PowerPoint used on this machine. You only wait one version of Note Sui to be active in your PowerPoints. If there are other versions listed, select and remove them before adding the new version.
  6. Click on the "Add New..." option, the software defaults to the special folder where you saved the .ppam file. Select the file and click close.
  7. You should now see the additional "Notes Sui tab" in PowerPoint. Inside the Notes Sui tab are three options of preparing a presetation, deleting old folders of presentations, and the creatation of an "As is single version" of a presentation.

PDF or Word version of Installing the Notes Sui Add-in

How to download and install the PowerPoint Add-in Video
Account registration at Notes Sui is only required if you are presenting a presentation or wish to maintain notes about the slides.

Open two browsers (if on the same machine preferably different types of browsers). One will be the teacher the other the student.

Enter the url- http://demo.notessui.com/login.php for both.

With one of the screen login as Username: LEC003 | Password: summer2016

Now open the Presenter list from, the top menu bar

Select the presentation about BODMAS by clicking on the amber mortar board

Click on the yes to enter the presention.

The Teacher screen will now has the presentation screen showing the first slide of the BOMAS presentation.

At the bottom of the screen is the presentation Key ID,copy this key into the login form for the student browser page.

If you have logged in as ST001 the student account on the demonstration system enter the Presentation Key ID into the input box on the "Your List" page.

The two screens should look something like this:

You can change the colour format by clicking on the 1,2,3, at the bottom of either screen.

Change the teacher screen to presenter mode by clicking on the

icon at the bottom of the page.

using the buttons for Next and previous slide/screen move the presentation forward in the Teacher borwser, watch as the Student browser changes with the Teacher's screen. If you change the Student screen mode to Notes its will not move forward automatically with the teacher's screen.

You are now making a presntation

To amend your personal slide notes you need to be using Notes Screen Mode and you must also be logged into Notes Sui. Please remember if you are under 13 you cannot have an account on Notes Sui recording your person details (COPPA).

Click on the Amend Notes and move the cursor into the text box area. Record your notes

It is good practise to save periodically. To save click on the Save button. Remember to save before moving onto the next slide as any unsaved work will be lost. As a warning the turn red while you are able to amend. You can currently record upto 65,535 characters against each slide, but this will be revised in the future.

To amend the slide notes you need to be in Presenter Screen Mode The notes you are amending are those uploaded to the web site during the preparation process, but you can add new notes as well against each slide. Select the slide in the preview slide area. Click on the Amend Notes and move the cursor into the text box area. Record your notes

It is good practise to save periodically. To save click on the Save button. Remember to save before moving onto the next slide as any unsaved work will be lost. As a warning the turn red while you are able to amend. You can currently record upto 65,535 characters against each slide, but this will be revised in the future.

Notes Sui in the classroom (Notes Sui) is a browserable application and add-in to PowerPoint which allows the Presenter of a PowerPoint presentation to produce a set of slide images in a number of formats. The Presenter controls the release of the slides and the user can see the released slide in one of three format that suits them best through Notes Sui.

The User can review the realsed notes attached to the slides by the Presenter and add their own notes. Having saved their notes the User can return to their notes at a later stage and amend them. The Presenter can present the same slide show many times with each group ending at different stages in the presentation.

To be a Presenter you need to register, download and execute the PowerPoint Addin installation file in order to be able to upload your work. Once the Addin is successfully installed and access to the hard drive established the steps are:

  1. Create and save your presentation as normal but within the limits of Notes Sui display images.
  2. Select the Notes Sui preparation button in the PowerPoint addin section.
  3. Enter your User ID from Registertion.
  4. Having clicked "Create" the images of your slides and text files are created, ready to upload to the Notes Sui under your registered ID.
  5. On the presentation day as the Presenter, enter your Username and Password to Notes Sui and request to start presenting a new instance or continue with a previous instance of a presentation.
  6. The Request to start presenting creates an instance of the presentation and the Presentation KeyID will appear for the Users to use to access the presentation at the bottom of the screen. Alternative you can copy and paste the presentation url to your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
  7. As a User they need only the presentation KeyID to view the presentation. To record notes a user needs to be logged into the system.
  8. The Users can select wish colour constrast they wish to see on screen and can switch between them.
  9. The Presenter can move forwards and backwards through the slides releasing the slide(s) to the User as they go.
  10. At the end of the session which is not necessarly the end of the slide show the Presenter can release all the slides or decide to continue at another session for this instance of the presentation.
  11. After the session you can add the link to the Panopto recording if available
No real special equipment. As a participent you need a browser to display the presentation. Notes Sui presentations use any broswer on any device. As a presenter you need to have a copy of PowerPoint 2007 upwards to develop your presentation within.

You can join a presentation without logging into Notes Sui. A user only requires the Presentation Key ID that appears at the bottom of the Screen.

The user links to the Login screen for Notes Sui and instead of entering a username and password, they enter the Presentation Key ID.

Clicking on the Submit KeyID will open the presentation in Full screen mode.

Presentation options

  • By clicking on this icon the user creates a new instance of the presentation. The presentation's ID is incremented from a presentation ID, like this to an Instance ID of . It is the instance ID that is used to access a presentation.
  • You can edit the presentation parameters of Title, the number of slides, and the status of the presentation by using this edit option. The number of slides indicates the total number of slides in the presentation and it can be adjusted to less than the number uploaded.
  • It is possible to toggle the presentation from avialiable to unavailable using this option.
  • The presentation's listing can be moved from the current presentation list to the archive list by pressing this key. The item is moved to the alternative list and the icon chages from an open eye to slashed eye and vice versa.

Instance options

  • By clicking on this icon the user enters the instance of the presentation with instance ID. For example .
  • This icon indicates a shared presentation. If a presentation is intended to be jointly presented, the presentation leader will add the usernames of the other presenters. When the joint presenters access the presentation an additional option will appear to allow them to the presenter in script mode.
  • A presntation can be suspended from being used by clicking on this option.
  • This print option allows the presenter to print all the slides of the presentation. The slides not presented in the instance are sepated with an additional background.

A user can join a previously attended presentation by clicking on the enter icon from the attend presentations list . The presentation Key ID is placed in the Presentation Key ID input box and the user selects to join in Full Screen mode, review their Presentation Notes, or Print the presentation and notes.

The attended presentation listing can be moved from the current you attended list to the archieve your attendenaces list by pressing this key. The item is moved to the alternative list and the icon chages from an open eye to slashed eye and vice versa.

To amend the slide notes you need to be in Presenter Screen Mode The notes you are amending are those uploaded to the web site during the preparation process, but you can add new notes as well against each slide. Select the slide in the preview slide area. Click on the Amend Notes and move the cursor into the text box area. Record your notes

It is good practise to save periodically. To save click on the Save button. Remember to save before moving onto the next slide as any unsaved work will be lost. As a warning the turn red while you are able to amend. You can currently record upto 65,535 characters against each slide, but this will be revised in the future.

For more information contact the ICO. https://ico.org.uk/ (Information Commissioner's Office).

Basic information:

You have the right to get a copy of the information that is held about you. This is known as a subject access request.

This right of subject access means that you can make a request under the Data Protection Act to any organisation processing your personal data. The Act calls these organisations ‘data controllers’.

You can ask the organisation you think is holding, using or sharing the personal information you want, to supply you with copies of both paper and computer records and related information.

Organisations may charge a fee of up to £10 (£2 if it is a request to a credit reference agency for information about your financial standing only).

However, it is important to remember that not all personal information is covered and there are ‘exemptions’ within the Act which may allow an organisation to refuse to comply with your subject access request in certain circumstances.