Google Slides is a program included in G Suite and is used to create presentations. Presentations created with Google Slides are saved in the cloud on Google Drive and are linked to your Google account. This means that no matter what device you are on, you can access your presentation as long as you have an internet connection.
Accessing Google at IU
All students, faculty, and staff at Indiana University already have a Google account linked to their IU account. This account can be accessed through the Google at IU page.
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In today’s scenario, we will take on the role of a college student who will be giving a presentation on G Suite to our classmates. We will start by opening Slides and exploring the themes and layouts. Next, we will work with text and images. We will look at accessibility features and prepare to deliver the presentation.
Before we start, you will have to log into your Google account and open Google Slides.
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Exploring the Google Slides interface
Now that Google Slides is open, take a moment to study the diagrams below to learn the vocabulary we will be using throughout this course.