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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 will then be converted.

Open up a new web browser tab in Google Chrome 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 or if you have a PowerPoint presentation this can be uploaded here and it will convert it into Google Slides.

b. Either click the 'New' button and then choose Google Slides then 'Blank presentation' to create from scratch. 

create new Google slide



Alternatively, if you have a PowerPoint (.pptx) file to convert, drag and drop the file into Google Drive.

Once the upload is complete, Google Slides will convert the file. When the upload is complete, click on the file name in the bottom right hand corner of Google Drive to open it. 

PPT in google drive open

c. Click File, choose Publish to the web.

 file publish Google slide

d. To publish a Google Slide onto MyBeckett. 

Click the Embed option and change the Slide size to Small, then choose any other options you may want.

 file publish google slide 2

e. 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.

The following process has two steps to it:

f. A text box with the highlighted code appears. As advised to publish to the web, copy the embed code highlighted  (CTRL+ C on the keyboard or Right Mouse Click and then choose Copy).

g. Open a new browser tab and navigate to MyBeckett. You will need these two tabs open as the task requires you to switch between both. Go to the module/course group you want to embed the slides in.

h. In a content area, hover your mouse over Build Content and click Web Link.


Step 1. You'll need to copy and paste the Embed Code and Web Link information over from Google Slides.  You'll see the settings for your Web Link Information (the image below highlights which settings are needed to display your slide.

Click on the HTML button and paste in the Embed Code then click update.

Step 2. Switch back to the tab containing Google Slides. This time you need to click the Link tab. Highlight the web link and copy it.


Now you have copied the link to the slide, go back to MyBeckett and the Web Link settings and paste the link into the URL box.

i. Give the Web Link a descriptive name in MyBeckett, so students know what the slides contain and make it available to students and click Submit

j. 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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Page last updated: 14/04/2020

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