Google Slides Basics––WIX6

Two Thursdays • 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. • Room 20

Session 2: February 16, 23

Prerequisites: Must sign up for the class in the OLLI office by February 9 and list an established Gmail account on the registration form. This Gmail account must also be used to send an email to with the subject heading: “Am interested in taking the Google Slides class.” You will then receive a reply to your Gmail account that will show activities that must be completed before attending the class.

Pre-registration Required—Lab Fee: $10

Google Slides is a Google app with functions nearly identical to those of Microsoft Office’s PowerPoint, but it offers many additional features such as automatic backup, unlimited storage, facilitates collaboration and has easier menus to learn. The Slides are stored on your Google Drive on the internet—in the cloud—and created and edited via an internet browser, not a program installed on a specific computer. Thus, all files are accessible to all collaborators, anywhere, anytime with any type of computer or mobile device with an internet connection. While prior experience with MS PowerPoint will facilitate your learning to use Google Slides, those lacking prior experience may find Slides much easier to learn and use than equivalent Microsoft products. The sharing controls for each document or folder facilitate collaboration and avoid the necessity of having to resolve differences between different versions of a presentation.

Instructors/Coordinators: Joyce Ono and Warren Wilson