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Google Slides Introduction

at ONLC Training Centers - Schaumburg

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Schaumburg, Suburbs
1320 Tower Rd 1st Fl
At N Wiley Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60173
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 7

What you'll learn in this google apps training:

This one-day class will show you how to create, edit, share, and print documents with Google Slides. The class is recommended for users who would like to get to know Google Slides in more depth or who are converting to G Suite from another office suite such as Microsoft Office.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have end-user computer skills, including being able to start programs, switch between programs, locate saved files, close programs, and access websites using a web browser.

Who Should Not Attend:

If you have never used a presentation program before, you should not take this class. The class is fast-paced and assumes you understand the basic presentation concepts. You know how to do things in Microsoft PowerPoint--now you just need to learn how to do the same things in Google Slides.

Course Outline

  • Google Slides - The basics
    • Finding your way around Google Slides
    • The menus – A brief overview
    • What's on the toolbar?
  • Making your first presentation
    • Creating a blank
    • Slides document
    • Picking a theme
    • Adding a title
    • Add a new slide
    • Adding a title to your slide
    • Adding bullet points to your slide
    • Changing the font size of the text
    • Adding an image
    • Presenting your slides
  • Setting up your slides
    • Page setup
    • Themes
    • Slide layout
    • Background
    • Using Explore to improve the look of your slides
    • Filmstrip View and Grid View
  • Working with text Text boxes
    • Editing the text
    • Changing the font color
    • Highlighting text with color
    • Aligning your text
    • Changing the text box position
    • Rotating the text box
    • Check spelling
  • Creating lists and line spacing
    • Creating a bulleted list
    • Creating a numbered list
    • Customizing the bullets
    • Adding a space in between your points
  • Working with images
    • Duplicating a slide
    • Using Explore to find an image
    • Centering an image
    • Resizing an image
    • Image options
    • Cropping an image
    • Format options
  • Inserting & masking images
    • Inserting images
    • Inserting an image from a computer
    • Inserting an image from a web search
    • Inserting an image from Google Drive
    • Inserting an image from Google Photos
    • Inserting an image via a URL
    • Inserting an image from your webcam
    • Masking images (cookie cutter)
    • Deleting a slide
  • Inserting and editing shapes
    • Inserting a shape
    • Changing the fill color
    • Duplicating an element
    • Rotating an element
    • Flipping an element
    • Other shapes
    • Adding a line color
    • Adding speech bubbles
    • Changing the line style
    • Changing border type
    • Show ruler
    • Adding guides
  • Lines, connectors and scribbling
    • Adding lines to a diagram
    • Changing line color
    • Changing line weight
    • Changing lines from solid to dashed or dotted ones
    • Changing the style of the ends of the lines
    • Adding arrows
    • Adding an elbow connector
    • Adding a curved connector
    • Adding a curve shape
    • Adding a polyline shape
    • Scribbling on a slide
  • Presenting your slides
    • Presenting your slides
    • Navigating around your slides from the slides view
    • Presentation options bar
    • Adding speaker notes
    • Voice type speaker notes
    • Skipping slides
    • Adding captions to your slides while you give a presentation
  • Printing your slides and handouts
    • Printing your slides
    • Save slides as a PDF
    • Save slides as a PDF to Google Drive
    • Print settings and preview
    • Skipping slides
  • Sharing, emailing and downloading
    • Sharing your slides
    • Email collaborators
    • Email as attachment
    • Downloading your slides
  • Layers, arrange & groups
    • Arranging your images & shapes
    • Grouping your images or shapes
  • Using links to create quizzes, stories & games
    • Inserting a text link to a webpage
    • Adding a link to an image
    • Inserting links to different slides – Making a quiz
    • Making an adventure story and a business decision game
  • Inserting static & dynamic charts
    • Inserting charts within Slides
    • Copying and pasting a chart into Slides
    • Inserting a chart from within Slides to a linked Sheet
    • Linking Slides with other Slides
  • Animations and transitions
    • Transitions – one or all slides
    • Transitions – multiple slides
    • Adding animations - presentation
    • Animating specific points in different ways
    • Animations - comics
  • Tables
    • Inserting a table
    • Inserting rows and columns
    • Deleting rows and columns
    • Changing the alignment of the text
    • Borders and cell background color
    • Changing the row and column sizes
    • Merging cells
    • Format options
  • Using templates and inserting diagrams
    • Inserting diagrams
    • Version History
    • Changing to a different version
    • To name a version
    • To show only named versions
    • Making a copy of a version
    • Printing revisions
  • Line spacing and indenting
    • Changing the line spacing
    • Changing the indent
  • Audience Q&A
    • Setting up audience Q&A
    • How do the audience ask a question?
    • What does the speaker see when someone asks a question?
    • Turning the Q&A off
    • Continuing with previous Q&As
    • Q&A history
  • Leaving and replying to comments
    • Adding comments
    • Replying to a comment
    • Notifications
    • Resolving a comment
    • Adding specific people to comments and assigning actions
    • Link to a specific comment
    • Copying comments
  • Adding videos
    • Inserting a YouTube video
    • Adding a video from Google Drive
  • Adding sound
  • Importing slides
    • Importing Google Slides
    • Importing a PowerPoint
  • Word art
    • Inserting Word art
  • Master slides and themes
    • Accessing the master editing screen
    • Editing a current theme
    • Renaming a master
    • Accessing your master
    • Importing a master theme
  • Google Keep in Slides
    • Adding Google Keep notes to a slide
  • Publishing your slides to the web
    • Publishing a presentation to the web
    • Embedding a presentation in a website
  • Help, training, and reporting problems
    • Help menu
    • Slides Training
    • Updates
    • Reporting a problem with Slides

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Student cancellation requests made 14 calendar days or less before the class starts will be charged 100% of the course fee and are not entitled to a refund. The student has one (1) opportunity to use our Make-Up policy to have those funds applied to a later class date.


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