Google Apps: Using google slides

In the same way that the Google apps package has an app for documents and spreadsheets it also has an app for creating presentations. This a great way of producing presentations which can be easily accessed from anywhere with internet access but also gives the ability for multiple users to edit presentations.

Creating a google slides file is very similar to any other google file, by accessing your google drive and using the ‘new’ dropdown. Once you have created a file you will be taken to a familiar feeling interface if you are used to working with Microsoft’s powerpoint application.

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From here you can add slides, images, videos and also transitions. Google slides gives you the option to upload existing powerpoint presentations whilst maintaining all of its features.

Once you have created a file you can easily present from any location with internet access by logging into your google apps account, navigating to the file and clicking the ‘Present’ button in the top right hand corner.

There are various great features available through google slides, including multiple user editing, live audience Q and A, remote control of presentations and an on screen laser pointer.

Google slides is available in the google apps for education package, if you would be interested in using google slides or any of the other google apps and do not currently have a marjon google account then please get in contact with the MeLT team.

Watch the video below to see this in action

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Helen Baker

Head of Digital Innovation

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