Google Slides and SMART Panels

Google Slides are difficult to use on SMART Panels. This is a Google issue, not a SMART Panel or technology office issue. Check out the information below to help you to better use Slides and presentation materials on your SMART Panel.

  • Using Slides on the Panel only (not connected computer):
    • Writing on the slides → creates a screenshot that is saved under the Whiteboard app. Ink is not saved to the slide.
    • Users cannot drag and drop objects on Google Slides in presentation mode. Drag and drop only works in Slides Edit mode or teachers convert Slides to a Notebook file and continue to use the interactive pieces.
    • To go to the next slide in presentation mode, swipe to the right or left. Do not tap like in PowerPoint.
  • Using Slides on the computer/laptop:
    • Teachers are able to write on slides (or on anything else on their computer). They must enable SMART Ink.
    • Users cannot drag and drop objects on Google Slides in presentation mode. Drag and drop only works in Slides Edit mode or teachers convert Slides to a Notebook file and continue to use the interactive pieces.
    • To go to the next slide in presentation mode, swipe to the right or left. Do not tap like in PowerPoint.