Upload PowerPoint Presentation to Google Drive

Google Docs allows you to upload a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation which then can be converted to a Google Docs Presentation, thus allowing for collaboration. 

  • Supported file types: .ppt, .pps, .pptx
  • Note: If you are using Apple's Keynote then you will need to first save the Keynote presentation as a PPT: File > Export > PPT
Follow these steps to share your video with your instructor and fellow learners: 
  1. Sign in to your uc.apu.edu Gmail account and click on "Drive" in the black Google bar at the top of your email window.
  2. Once in Google Drive click on the upload button (located to the right of the "CREATE" button).
  3. Select "Files" >> locate your PowerPoint presentation >> click on "Open."
  4. You will then be asked whether you want to convert the file* you are uploading. Select the option "Convert documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and drawings to the corresponding Google Docs format" >> proceed by clicking "Start upload" (the presentation will be converted as it uploads)

*Converting a file to Google Docs format allows you to edit, collaborate on, and share a doc online. You can decide to convert a file to Google Docs while you upload it or after uploading it:

  • While uploading: When you select a file for upload, the option to convert it directly to Google Docs is automatically selected (if you don’t wish to convert the file simply deselect this option.) Your newly converted file retains the name of the original file you uploaded.
  • After uploading: If you decide to convert your file after it’s already been uploaded, you can right-click the item and select Make a Google Docs copy from the menu. This option is only available for uploaded files, you will not see it for any Google Docs documents. When you select this option, you keep your original file intact, and your Google Docs copy appears in your list of documents.

Share Your Presentation from Google Drive via a Link

A. Set visibility option to anyone with the link can view.

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Check the box next to the file or folder you'd like to share.
  3. Click the google drive share icon Share icon.

  4. Choose the visibility option: "Anyone with the link" 
  5. Choose Access: Anyone "Can View"
  6. Click Save.

    visibility options

B. Send the link to a shared file

If you’ve set a file or folder to "Anyone with the link" or "Public," you can send the link to another person and they’ll be able to access it.

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Check the box next to the file or folder you'd like to share.
  3. Click the Share icon google drive share icon.

  4. Copy the link at the top of the sharing settings.
  5. Paste the link into your assignment text submission inbox.

Click here for more information on sharing files with Google Drive.

Collaborate on a file in Google Drive

To collaborate on a presentation once it has been uploaded you will need to convert the file in Google Drive first. Then share the presentations with your collaborators by clicking "Share" and entering their email addresses. When you share the presentation make sure to select "Can edit." By doing so you have given them access to edit the presentation itself. 

Real Time Collaboration

If other people are editing a presentation simultaneously with you, you'll see their names at the top of the page. You'll also be able to chat with other viewers and collaborators in View presentation mode (available in the upper-right corner of the edit page).

10 people can edit a presentation at the same time. However, you can share a presentation with up to 200 people. 

Click here for more information on collaborating on a document in Google Drive.