Google Slides

Tool Summary #

Google Slides is a presentation program developed by Google. The program uses slides to get information across to the audience. Presentations made in Google Slides can be complex or very simple. It all depends on how you want the information you are trying to convey to come across.

Anyone with a Google account can access Google Slides for by logging in to their account and going to If you do not have a Google account you can create an account for free.

Quick Facts #

  • Price: Free with a Google account
  • Platforms: Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, Chrome OS, and Web
  • Recommended For: Beginners
  • Where to Access:

Things to Know #

Google Slides is a great presentation tool to use. It allows you to simultaneously collaborate on the same presentation with a group even if you are not in the same room, and whenever the presentation gets updated on one computer it will update for everyone that has access to the presentation. Google Slides even tracks changes, so you can see who updated the presentation, what they changed, and when. You can also leave comments on specific slides to communicate any suggestions to your groupmates.

To record a Google Slides presentation you will have to use a third-party app. This can be an application like Screencast-o-matic or Zoom, check out our Getting Started with Recorded Presentations Guide for more information and tool alternatives.

Getting Started Guides: #

Basic Beginners Guide to Creating a Google Slides Presentation

How to Make Google Slides Presentations More Accessible

Sharing Files with Others on Google Drive

How to Share Your Presentation and Record it on Zoom

Recording Your Presentation With Screencast-o-matic

Additional Resources #

Google Slides Templates – Has downloadable templates for Google Slides. Some of the templates you have to pay for, but you can filter through for free ones.

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Created by Kayla Savoie 10/17/2022