Samples of Google Presentations:
File types you can upload: .ppt, .pps
limits: Files in .ppt and .pps formats can have a maximum size of 10MB;
files uploaded from the Web can be up to 2MB; emailed files can be up
- For best results, use images with an aspect ratio of 4:3 and 800x600 resolution.
- You can explicitly share your
presentation with up to 200 combined viewers and collaborators;
however, if you publish your presentation, anyone will be able to
- Up to 10 people may simultaneously edit and/or view a presentation.
- If you use Google Apps, an administrator can prevent published docs from being shared outside of your domain.
- To add videos to your presentation, just click Insert > Video above the toolbar and search for a video. Select the checkbox next to the thumbnail of the video you want to add, and click Insert Video.
Reference links from Google Help:
Creating and Editing Presentations
Sharing, Collaborating and Publishing
Uploading, Exporting, and Using Docs Offline
Google Presentation is not quite robust a presentation program as
PowerPoint or Keynote but students can create their entire presentation
online and work on it with group members or access it from
home/school. But I have found the REAL POWER of Google Presentations
is when you use the online presentation format.
Instead of my students sitting passively watching a student's
PowerPoint presentation, a presenter publishes their presentation
online. In the Computer Lab each student logs into a Google account
and accesses the presentation URL. I allow students to participate in
the chat during the presentation as long as their comments are about
the presentation, they type additional information about the content,
or ask questions to the presenter. I monitor the chat closely - but I
have to say - when I have done this with my students - there is 100% engagement
in the presentation and they handle the responsibility of being in the
chat room well (it only takes one student to get kicked out and the
rest shape up fast!). They love it and its a great way to get the
whole class involved in a presentation.
Here's how it works:
- Upload you PowerPoint file to Google Presentations (up to 10MB from your computer)
- Warning: Not all formatting features from Design Templates will always be preserved and there is NO animation.
- When you publish your presentation to the Internet anyone will
be able to access and view it online. They will also be able to join
the presentation online and chat with others also viewing the
presentation. Your document will be assigned a unique address (URL) on
google.com. To do this go to Share button (upper right of screen) and
- Click on the published link and this will open up your
PowerPoint online and a chat window will appear on the right side of
- In order for audience members to discuss the presentation,
they will need to log into their Google account so their name will
appear in the chat window.
- Google Presentations also provides you with the embed code
if you want to place your Google presentation in a webpage, blog or
- Click HERE to view a sample presentation and its chat window.