The Slide Editor is a powerful presentation creation software with a variety of tools. This guide serves as an introduction to all the tools available. Hovering over a tool will highlight it and show its name.
Selecting Image will bring up the image menu on the left side of the screen. Previously uploaded images will appear here. Click upload photos to add more pictures. Clicking an image will highlight it in pink. After selecting images, click the Insert Image button on the bottom of the screen to add your selected images. Multiple images can be inserted at the same time. The same is true for uploading images. For more information on all the options available in an image, see the Image Editor Options.
Select Camera to bring up the Camera menu on the left. Clicking on the option All in the top left will drop down a menu for sorting camera content. Choosing a date will refresh content. Clicking on an image will highlight it in pink. After selecting images, click the Insert Image button on the bottom of the screen to add your selected images. Multiple images can be inserted at the same time.
Select Video to bring up the Video Menu on the left. Previously uploaded Videos will appear here. Click upload videos to add more videos. Clicking an image will highlight it in pink. After selecting videos, click the Insert Video button on the bottom of the screen to add your selected videos. Multiple videos can be inserted at the same time. The same is true for uploading videos.
Videos (Youtube, Vimeo) or links to interactive web-based content (Google Slides, etc.) can be added from this tab. This includes PDFs that are hosted elsewhere on the web or cloud.
In order for files hosted on a cloud-based service (Google Drive, etc.) to be embedded on the Platform, set the viewing permissions of that file to be anyone with the link or public.
Paste the link to the content in the Gray box, and click Embed. If your link is valid, your embed will appear. If it is not valid, the editor will tell you in pink text below the Gray Box.
Clicking on an embed will highlight it in pink. Clicking the insert item button will add the embed to the current slide. Multiple embeds may be added at the same time.
Clicking Text will add a new textbox to the current slide. For more information on all the options available in a textbox, see the Text Editor section.
Clicking Shapes will add a new shape object to the current slide. For more information on all the options available in a shape object, see the Shape Editor section.
Clicking Line will create a new line object. Select either side (highlighted with a blue circle) to move the ends of the line.
The Line tool has a few options, many of which are highlighted above in the Image, Shape and Text Editor tutorials. The unique options are as follows:
Start: Select the solid white line next to Start. Changing this value will change the look of one end of the line.
End: Select the solid white line next to End. Changing this value will change the look of the other end of the line.
Style: Select the solid white line next to Style. Changing this value will change the look in between each end of the line.
Thickness: Click on the number associated with px. Typing in a new value will update the thickness of the line.
Select the Template button to show all available templates. Clicking on a template will open up all available slides in that template. Clicking on a slide in a template will highlight it in pink. Clicking Insert Template after selecting slide(s) will add those slides to the current presentation.
Tip: Creators of templates can select a gear in the top right corner of a template in the Gallery Templates view to delete templates
Tip: See the Template Guide to learn more about creating templates and other features.
Click Present to enter the presentation view directly from the editor.
Clicking comment brings up the comment menu. On the right hand side, a list of all comments in the current presentation will be displayed. Clicking anywhere on the slide editor will add a comment in that spot. Type your comment, then click post and it will be added to the slide and the comment menu. In the comment menu, you can reply to and delete comments.
Click Share to bring up the Collaborator menu. From this panel, users can add and remove collaborators on a presentation. This allows you to add fellow students and teachers are co-editors on presentations from inside the editor.
Clicking on the Zoom value in the top right corner of the editor will bring up the Zoom Menu Panel. Typing in the input box, or using the menu of buttons will change the zoom of the editor.
Select New Slide to add a new slide to the presentation. Clicking this button will move your current slide to the new slide.
The visibility button will set the current slide to visible/invisible. This will hide the slide when the presentation view is entered.
Slide View Options
The last two buttons will change the view layout of the slides. The three rectangle button is the default view, with slide previews being on the bottom of the slide editor. Selecting the button below it will expand the slide preview view, occupying the entire screen, allowing you to quickly move between a presentation with many slides. Select the previously mentioned button again to change the view back.