In this video, staff author Jess Stratton takes users on a very quick walkthrough of Google Slides so they can familiarize themselves with it over the course.
- [Instructor] This is a finished presentation that we're going to be designing all throughout this course. But for now, I want to go over the interface just so that you become a little bit more familiar with it. At the very top is the name of our presentation. I can also place a star next to it to favorite it in Google drive. The folder icon allows me to file it away in the Google Drive system. I have a bunch of tools that I can use here. We'll be using these all throughout the course. Here I can see when my last save was and I can also click on it to get to my revision history.
All the way on the right-hand side, I can start my presentation, share it with others, and view my Google account information. Directly underneath that is the toolbar. Here's where I can create new slides, add images, work with shapes, change the background colors, and do other things with my slides. All the way on the very bottom is the Explorer button. I can use this button to do research for my presentation. Next to that on the left-hand side is where I can add speaker notes and directly under that is how I can change views to see my slides.
On the left-hand side is how I can navigate through all my slides in my presentation. I can quickly jump back and forth and then go right back to the top. Finally, in the middle, is where I'm working on my slides. If I need to get a better view, I can click the view bar and zoom in or out so that I can see them a little bit more clearly.
- Planning a presentation
- Adjusting slide layout
- Changing colors and backgrounds
- Inserting images, shapes, videos, and charts
- Adding transitions and animations
- Collaborating on revisions
- Presenting your slideshow