Step 1 : Overview Video
Watch this video for a general overview of Proclaim and its features. Some of this is not currently relevant to BCUC, but this is generally worth watching. Don’t worry about remembering everything you see here. It will all be covered in the later tutorials.
Step 2 : Create your own Practice Presentation
Its time to create your own presentation where you can practice creating service elements and running a presentation. Its important to follow along with the tutorial videos in Step 3 below as you use Proclaim yourself. To get started …
- request an invitation to join BCUC’s Proclaim group (email Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- In your invitation email, click the join group button, then on the opened webpage click Create Account
- enter your name and password selection and create your account.
- You will be taken to a BCUC Group webpage on the Faithlife website. Just close this page. You are done here.
- download proclaim to your PC or Mac.
- Launch Proclaim and sign in using your email and password.
- From the “File” menu, select “New” and then “Blank Presentation” (see here)
- IMPORTANT : enter a new name for your presentation that clearly identifies what its for. example : “Stuart’s Practice”. (see here).
- Now you can begin adding content and running a presentation. Follow along with the tuturial videos.
- If you get stuck or have questions, Call or email Stuart, or ask a data operator on Sunday morning after service.
- The next time you open Proclaim, your presentation should still be loaded. If not, just use File – Open to locate and return to your presentation.
Step 3 : View These Selected Tutorials
These tutorial videos are between 2 and 4 minutes long. Follow along with these videos as you work with your own practice presentation. Screen operators are encourages to check out some of the tutorials for content creators as well as you may on occasion be asked to add a missing item on Sunday morning. Likewise, content creators may want to see the screen operator videos to know what types of things can be done while a presentation is in progress.
Transitioning from Powerpoint to Proclaim (incl. importing slides from PowerPoint)
For Content Creators
Design Slides for your Service
Add Sermon Slides to Your Presentation
Add Bible Verses to Your Presentation
Text Design (important for slide creators)
Multi-Select and Edit Items (handy to learn)
For Screen Operators
On Air Adjustments (must know for operators)
Showing Scripture while On Air (must know for operators)
Foyer Screens (Digital Signage)
What is Digital Signage (i.e. how we add slides to our Foyer TV screens. just FYI)
More on Digital Signage (learn how to add a slide from a Service onto our Foyer TVs)
Step 4 : Proclaim @ BCUC
This section features videos that specifically address how we do things at BCUC.