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Using Google Slides for Effective Presentations

Cost: Free
No Show Fee: $50
Manager Approval: Required



Google Slides is available to all Ryerson students, faculty and staff. It provides a web-based interface for creating, modifying, and sharing visual presentations. In addition to the core presentation functionality, it offers unparalleled web-based collaboration features making it easier than ever to work as a team. Due to integration with Google Drive, your Google Slides are always available on any internet-connected device. 

This 2 hour Google Slides training course will demonstrate the power of Google Slides and enable you to create compelling and effective presentations.

  • Create a Google Slides presentation including many different slide layouts
  • Insert images, videos, and draw shapes
  • Insert charts directly and from Google Sheets
  • Editing the master slide and layouts to make changes across the whole presentation
  • Using Themes
  • Import slides from another presentation
  • Using transitions
  • Using animations
  • Creating hyperlinks to other documents and websites
  • Presenting with Google Slides
  • Cast your presentation to a Hangout or Google Cast device
  • Publishing to the web, automatic transitions, and run continuously; using Google Slides as a Dashboard to display real-time data changes
  • Collaboration features including:
  • Sharing
  • Working concurrently with multiple users
  • Revision history
  • Comments
  • Converting PowerPoint presentations to Google Slides format
  • Convert Google Slides to other formats

***Please Note***: This hands-on course will require you to log into your own Ryerson Google Apps account (Ryerson Gmail, Google Calendar, or Google Drive, depending on the course). If you have enabled two-factor authentication for your Ryerson account, be sure to bring your device to this training to generate the one-time verification code so you can log in. This device is either your cell phone, your U2F key, or your one-time verification (OTV) device.

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