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1. Introduction

MyBeckett allows you to embed Google Slides into a module or course group.
Benefits of this approach:

  • Improves inclusivity.
  • Students and staff can view slides without downloading.
  • Students and staff don’t need to own PowerPoint.
  • Speeds up the process of refreshing your content. If you have the slides embedded within multiple Modules/Course Groups, editing the slides within Google Slides will automatically update them in all Modules/Groups.
  • Make better use of existing PowerPoint content without having to rewrite it. Google Drive will convert it for you.

2. Embed Google Slides in a module

a. You can only embed Google Slides in MyBeckett. You can either create a new slide in Google Drive or import a PowerPoint file into Google Drive - this can then be converted.
b. Open up a new web browser tab and log into Google Drive. All staff have access to Google Drive. You log in with your staff email. When you're logged in, create a new Google Slide (as below, click the New button and then choose Google Slides, Blank presentation or drag and drop the PowerPoint file into Google Drive.
create new Google slide
create Google slide part 2
 draganddrop PPT google slide
c. Click on the file name in the bottom right hand corner of Google Drive to open it.

PPT in google drive open
d. Google converts the file. When it’s done, the file opens in Google Slides.

opened PPT file in Google drive

e. Click File, Publish to the web... (top left).
 file publish Google slide
f. Click the Embed option and change the Slide size to Small, then choose any other options you may want.
 file publish google slide 2
g. When you're happy with the settings, click Publish.  Click OK to warning dialogue box asking you if you are sure you want to publish etc.

h. A text box with highlighted code appears. As advised copy it by choosing CTRL C on the keyboard or Right Mouse Click and then choose Copy).
i. Open a new browser tab and navigate to MyBeckett. 

j. Navigate to the module/course group you want to embed the slides in.
k. In a content area, hover your mouse over Build Content and click Web Link.
l. You'll see the settings for your Web Link. In the Description section, click the HTML button and paste (CTRL V on the keyboard or Right Mouse Click and then choose Paste) the code into the window, then click Update.
m. Switch back to the tab containing Google Slides. This time you need to click the Link tab. Highlight the web link and copy it.
n. Return to the Web Link settings in MyBeckett and paste the link into the URL box.
o. Give the Web Link a Name, make it available to students and click Submit.

p. The slides are now visible in the content area. Use the navigation arrows to move through the slides, or select a specific slide from the drop-down menu.

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