Google Slides: Lock Down Slide Content

Slides lock down text

I love to use collaborative Google Slides. I am frequently asked about how to keep students from editing my slides in the template. While you can not restrict editing on Slides like you can a Google Sheets spreadsheet, there is a trick that will help keep the slide from being edited.

Create the Slide

First, create the slide with the images and text that you wish.

Download as PNG

With the slide selected, go to the File menu and choose “Download as” and choose “PNG image.” This will download the image of that slide to the computer.
Download as PNG

Delete the Slide

Delete the slide. The current slide has the ability to move the text and images around.

Insert Blank Slide

From the layout options, insert a blank slide.

Set Background

From the toolbar, choose the “Background” button.

Change Background

Choose the Image and upload the image of the slide you downloaded. This will set the slide content as the background image, which can not be easily manipulated by students.

Choose Image

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