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Roll Dice in Google Slides

Roll Dice in Google Slides

One of my favorite sayings is “I don’t use Google Slides to give information, I use it to GET information.” Using Google Slides to make a presentation is probably the least likely thing I do with Google Slides. It’s an awesome collaboration space! While using Google Slides in edit mode rather than presentation mode your students may have need to roll some dice. Maybe for math, maybe for a Slides game you created, maybe as a way to take turns… who knows!

Template

I coded using Google Apps Script a dice menu into the Google Slides. You must make a copy of my Google Slides to have the dice menu. This copies the code I wrote into the Slides. This is a completely blank Google Slides. Create your Slides activity or copy and paste your slides from a previous presentation into this template so you have the dice menu.

Dice Menu

After making your copy of the Google Slides wait a second and notice an extra menu next to the Help menu appears. Click on the menu and you can choose to roll one die or up to five dice.
dice menu

A pop up window will let you know the outcome of the dice roll.


dice roll outcome

That’s it! Just a way to roll dice while using Google Slides in edit mode. Have fun, enjoy!

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30 thoughts on “Roll Dice in Google Slides”

  1. I have been trying to figure out a way to do this for my kindergarten class activities. I love it. Do you have any way to make random deck of cards, numbers or custom card deck that students click and it flips for google slides?

  2. This is great, but the dice feature does not show up on when using the template on an ipad. Only on the computer. Do you know how to fix this?

  3. Thank you for posting! Does it show the dice rolling, or just the results of the roll? That’s fine with me, because the ones I have found online have ads with them.

  4. I have made a boardgame on google present and this was just what I needed to play the game with a my online class. 100% thumbs up for sharing this super-cool dice add-on!

  5. Hello. I am teaching students how to make board games that they can play online with their friends during this pandemic. To play the games, the creator needs to share it with their friend. Is there a way for the creator to give permission for their friend to roll the dice.
    This is an amazing add-on feature and my students are having a great time being able to play games without toggling between screens. Thank you so much!

  6. After making a copy, the slides are empty. It just looks like a new slide that hasn’t been started yet. Was the content removed?

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