Work Smarter (Not Harder) with Google Slides Webinar flyer
UH Online Innovation Center (UHOIC)


UH Online Innovation Center (UHOIC)




Mar 01 2022


10:30 am - 11:30 am

Work Smarter (Not Harder) with Google Slides

Google Slides is a popular tool for presentation and collaboration. Did you know there are additional cool features that can potentially increase productivity, efficiency, and dare we say, make work easier? Join the second of this webinar series and engage with instructional designers from across the system to learn how to Work Smarter (Not Harder) with Google Slides.


  • Hui-Ya (Laura) Chuang (Moderator), UHOIC
  • Ross Egloria (Education Technology Coordinator, Honolulu Community College)
  • Laureen Kodani (Educational, Communications and Technology Developer, UH Maui College)
  • Gloria Niles (Director of Distance Education, UH West Oʻahu)
  • Harry Sonson (IT Specialist, UH Systems)
  • Youxin Zhang (Instructional Designer, Kapiʻolani Community College)

Webinar Resources:

Breakout Room Topics:

  1. Getting Started with Google Slides
    • How to use Google Slides
    • Create, view, or download a file
    • Create a file from a template
    • Change the theme, background, or layout in Google Slides
    • Present slides
    • Switch to Google Slides from Microsoft PowerPoint
  2. Edit & Customize Slides
    • Add, delete & organize slides
    • Change the size of your slides
    • Add a numbered list, bulleted list, or checklist
    • See and use suggested layouts in a presentation
    • Change how text fits in placeholders & text boxes
    • Add or change animations and transitions
    • Check your spelling in Google Slides
  3. Insert Shapes, Images, and Objects
    • Insert and arrange text, shapes, diagrams, and lines
    • Insert or delete images & videos
    • Crop and adjust images
    • Add and edit tables
    • Link a chart, table, or slides to Google Docs or Slides
  4. Google Slides Shortcuts & Tools
    • Find what’s changed in a file
    • Keyboard shortcuts for Google Slides 
    • Accept and present audience questions
    • Use comments & action items
    • Make Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Forms public
  5. Google Slides Productivity Tips
    • Free professional Google Slides themes/templates
    • Useful Google Slides Add-ons
    • Collaboration in Google Slides
    • Co-presenting Google Slides in Zoom

* This event is co-sponsored by the UH ID Professional Learning Community.*