Create templates from google slides

If you create a Google Slides template and want to share it with others you can modify the end of the Slides URL to turn your slides into a template.

/template/preview

Google Slides template preview

Change the Sharing Permissions

By default the sharing permissions on any file is private. You can not share templates of private files. Make sure you change the sharing settings to anyone with the link can view.

Modify the URL

For this “Critique the reasoning of others” template the URL is

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ByQyR6n_Sq0_iH1HR6kJvgPAwhKuLZ7sNZ5jXHpBE9A/edit#slide=id.g59fe36dd8e_0_12

Edit the end of the URL where it starts with slash edit to /template/preview instead.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ByQyR6n_Sq0_iH1HR6kJvgPAwhKuLZ7sNZ5jXHpBE9A/template/preview

Share this modified link to force a template preview where the user can click on “Use Template” in the upper right hand corner.

Additional Templates

This feedback template is not much to look at, the preview is white, but click on the tiny triangle next to the add a slide icon in the toolbar to see the layout template. This allows you to add feedback slides to student work if you use this as the Slides you attach into Google Classroom for student copies.

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