eLearning Lessons in Google Slides
How To Add Your Content
- Replace template text [in brackets] with your own text.
- Fill in other text.
Files - PDF, Audio MP3, PPT, etc.
- upload them into Google Drive
- make sure the share settings are set to "anyone with the link" and giving the permission the students need to have (view, comment, edit)
- copy the share link and add it as a link in your lesson
This is demonstrated in the Adding Links video below.
- Linking to a website
- Linking to files in Google Drive
If you are doing a video recording, I highly recommend that you upload it to your YouTube account. It will be easier to embed in your lesson. It will save you some frustrations if you sign in to your account and set up your channel first.
- Sign into YouTube with your school Google account
- Click upload
- When prompted, create your "channel"
- You will now be able to upload video files, from your computer or directly from programs like Screencast-O-Matic, to your YouTube channel.
Recording Your Own Video/Screencast
There are many tools available for video recording. If you're already comfortable with something, use it! If this is new to you, I recommend Screencast-O-Matic. It's free and relatively easy. Watch this video to learn the basics. Then follow the steps to upload your video to YouTube and find the URL to include it in your lesson.
Select Upload to YouTube
Make sure you have followed the steps to sign in and create your YouTube channel first.
Fill in Title & Description
Find Your Video on YouTube
It will be listed under "My Channel" when it finishes uploading (make take some time).
You won't be able to directly insert an audio file in Slides. The steps (demonstrated in the video below) are:
- Use Online Voice Recorder to make your audio recording.
- Save it to your computer.
- Upload it to Google Drive.
- Adjust the share settings so that anyone with the link can view.
- Place the link to your recording file in your lesson.
Getting The Share Link to Your Lesson
The full Google Slides Course is also available to help you learn more about using Google Slides. Go get your badge! Once you've built this lesson and used it with students, you'll have earned it!