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Google Slides

What is Google Slides?

Google Slides is very similar to Microsoft PowerPoint.   It lets your create a slide show with text, images, charts, graphs, various backgrounds, slide transitions and more.

How do I get there?

To get to Google Slides, follow these steps:

1.  Go to

2.  Log into your google drive using your CPS account

3.  Click on the red "New" button up in the corner

4.  Click on Google Slides


How do I share?

If you want to share your slides with a classmate or a teacher, it's easy!

  • Go to the blue "share" button at the top right
  • Enter the e-mail addresses for the people you want to share it with!
  • Hit "Done"

Remember - Think about who you are sharing your Slides with before you share it.  Also consider whether or not you want that person to be able to just view your Slides or to be able to Edit it.

What do I do first?

When you first open Google Slides, you start with a "title" slide.  You can use the template given or change it (see below).  To add a slide, click on the plus sign on the top left of your screen.  It looks like this:    If you click on the small arrow next to the plus sign, you can select what style of slide you would like.  


If you want to delete a slide, simply click on the slide on the left hand side of your screen and hit the "delete" button on your keyboard.  

How do I change the background?

You can either choose a background rom the templates provided or you can choose an image for your background.  To use a background from slides, follow these steps:

1.  Click on "Slide" from the toolbar at the top of the screen

2.  Click "Change Theme"

3.  Choose a theme from the ones given


To use an image from your computer or from Google Images, or to use a solid color, follow these steps:

1.  Click on "Slide" from the toolbar at the top of the screen

2.  Click "Change Background"

3.  Either choose a solid color or click on "Choose" to select an image

4.  If you want to select an image, choose the option you want (options are discussed in the box on the right), find the picture, and then click on "select"


How do I insert a picture?

There are several ways to insert a picture.  The easiest way is to click on the picture icon on the toolbar.  

It looks like this:  .  Then you have 6 options:


Upload - You can use a picture you already have saved to your computer

Take a Snapshot - Uses the camera built into your device to take a picture of you

By URL - You can copy and paste the URL of a picture from something like Google images

Your Albums - If you have photos already in your Google Plus, you can add them this way

Google Drive - If you have photos already in your Google Drive, you can add them this way

Search - You can search Google images right in Google Drawing!


Here's another way to insert a picture:

If you need to have the website URL where your picture came from, you can go to Tools - Research.  Then select Images and you can insert an image that then gives you the URL.


What if I make a mistake?

Don't worry if you make a mistake!  It's easy to undo.  You can just hit the undo icon!  It looks like this: