Below is a collection of hints & expectations for giving presentations. If anything is unclear, please ask! It's probably unclear to others, too.
Plan on 50 minutes devoted to the presentation. This includes both speaking time and structured discussions (breakouts/full group chats with some direction). If less structured discussions come up, feel free to let them evolve, and the instructors might make the call to allow the presentation/discussion time to spill over into the rest of the class
Keep in mind that, especially in this remote medium, time goes by fast. Questions and discussions, in particular, make time fly more than you might think.
Especially when we're remote, it can be very useful to break up the presentation with some sort of structured discussion. Our attention spans are a bit different than in-person, as is our willingness to ask questions/start discussions without an explicit space for them. This can either be as a full group or in breakouts (potentially followed by a full-group wrap-up). Feel free to get creative!
Breakouts can be particularly useful so as to get everyone involved and to allow more ideas to come up. But this is certainly no requirement.
How you devote talking time is really up to you. There are useful standard structures to follow: Motivation, Methods, Experiments, Discussion. These can help us stay oriented.
Slides that contain screenshots of the paper's main figures can be very helpful. Often we just need to stare at these, as a group.
Students often find it helpful to have a pdf copy of the slides that they can follow along with during class. Feel free to email me that right before class, and I will upload them to Canvas.
If you need the instructors to do anything in particular during the talk (e.g. start a breakout with more structure than random assignment), please give us a heads-up beforehand so that we can have this ready.