Add A Slide per Student in Google Slides
One of my favorite activities is collaborative Google Slides. That is all students in the class on the SAME Google Slides. I usually recommend to keep it simple. Create BLANK Google Slides and share it with edit access with the class. Students add their own slide and put their name in the speaker notes. If students are adding more than one slide it can be helpful to set up the Slides in advance with each student’s name on a slide. Each student’s slides comes after their name slide. I coded a template to make this easier.
- Make a copy of the spreadsheet template.
- Use the Add-on menu to choose “Roster to Slides.”
- Choose setup.
- Authorize the script.
Click on Advanced and then below that choose “Proceed to Roster to Slides (unsafe).”
Note: It is safe, I personally coded the Add-on. It collects no data and authorizes yourself access to your Slides.
- Paste your class roster into column A.
- Use the Add-on menu to choose “Roster to Slides” and choosing “Create Slides.”
- Open the Slides.
Google has NOT reviewed the script I coded. They want to make sure you know that they have no responsibility for my code. You will get a screen telling you the app is not safe. However, this only means that Google cannot verify the safety. I personally coded this script. I do not collect any data, I do not have any access to any of your files. The authorization is to yourself to give yourself access to your own files.View screenshots of authorization
Paste Your Roster
Technically you only need names in column A. If when you copy and paste your roster it puts first and last name in separate columns my script automatically concatenates (puts together) the names when creating slides. Currently, Email Address does nothing. I have this there in case you copied and pasted from the Google Classroom roster so that everything matches up.