How do I cite a slide presentation uploaded by an instructor to a learning management system?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
Cite a slide presentation uploaded by an instructor to a learning management system the same way you would cite any material posted to a website. 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 Humanities. Blackboard, 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.