How do I cite a slide presentation uploaded by an instructor to a learning management system?

Cite a slide presentation uploaded by an instructor to a learning management system the same way you would cite any material posted to a Web site. Follow the MLA format template.

List the author of the presentation and the presentation’s title. Then list the name of the learning management system as the container, followed by the publication details. For clarity, you may list the format as an optional element at the end of the entry:

Carson, Sandy. Introduction to Digital HumanitiesBlackboard, uploaded by Carson, 20 Oct. 2019, blackboard.ucla.edu/. PowerPoint presentation.

In the example above, the instructor—Sandy Carson—both created the presentation and uploaded it to Blackboard. Since her full name is given in the Author element, only her last name is given in the Contributor element. 

Read more on citing slide presentations on the Web and material uploaded by an instructor to a course.

Published 15 September 2020

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