Google Slides (Presentations)
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Why use Google Slides (instead of desktop presentation software)?
- Collaboration with co-presenters
- Avoid the email attachments going back and forth
- Avoid trying to figure out who’s done what.
- Make your most up to date version of the presentation available to your audience
- With or without speaker’s notes
- Encourage engagement
- Avoid printing off presentations with notes pages as handouts
- Publish to the web quickly and easily
Uploading Your MS Powerpoint Presentations
- No need to start from scratch
- Change your Google Drive upload settings first
- See image below
- Convert uploaded files to Google Docs format
- Confirm settings before each upload
- in case you want to keep it in MS Powerpoint format
- Click on the upload button.
- Then Files
- Select the Powerpoint file you’d like to upload
- Click Open
- Ensure the document is set to be converted (if you’d like it to be converted to collaborate easily on)
- Click the Start upload button.
- Your document will be uploaded, converted and then appear in your file list.
- You can click on the “X” in the dialogue box to close it.
- Click on on your file name to work with it.
- Check to make
- Share button at top right corner
- Can share with anyone with a Google Apps account
- YRDSB accounts are firstname.lastname@example.org
- Appear below your slide.
- If you don’t see them, check the view menu and ensure Speaker’s Notes are turned on.
Adding Pictures (from your computer)
- Click on the Image button
- Alternative: Select the Insert menu, then choose image.
- Google Image Safe/Creative commons search
- Hard drive
- Google Drive
- Web address (URL)
Microsoft Clip Art (I really like it!)
The clip art available through Google Image Safe/Creative Commons Search is a little lacking. If you’ve got some favourite images you’d like to bring into Google Images, here’s what to do...
- Right click on the Clip Art that you like
- Choose copy
- Switch back to Google Presentations
- Right click
- Choose Paste
What About Video?
Animations and Transitions
- Click on Insert Menu, then Animations
- Alternative: View Menu, then Animations
Presenting with Speakers Notes