Many students and classes are enjoying publishing their tasks as a Google Doc or Google Slides presentation. This is fantastic!

However, there is one recurring problem.

Those using a Google Doc/Form/Slide presentation are often not changing their privacy settings so anyone can view it.

Viewers are told they don’t have permission to see the work.

Google Drive prompt to gain permission

How To Make Your Google Docs And Slides Public

  1. At the top of your Google Doc, Sheet, or Slides, click File and then Publish to the web.
  2. You’ll be prompted to choose a publishing option. E.g. With a Google Slides presentation you can choose how quickly to advance the slides.
  3. Click Publish.
  4. Check whether others can view your work by opening your blog post in Google Incognito or another browser you’re not logged in to.
  5. These instructions show you how to embed your Google work in an Edublogs or CampusPress blog.

Also, if you’re including the link to a Google Slides presentation on our weekly Form, please make sure the setting is allowing for comments. The best approach is to add the presentation to a blog post and share the blog post URL. That way, people can comment on your post.

All this is part of the learning how and when to share work to a public audience. Such an important skill for teachers and students!

Need help? Just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.


3 thoughts on “Reminder: Using Google Docs And Slides

  1. Hi Kathleen,

    First, I want to thank you for all you do for Edublogs and the Student Blogging Challenge. My students have had so much fun learning!

    My question: One of my students connected with another Student Blogger during the Fall Challenge; however, he cannot find the link to this blogger’s site. Is there a way to access the 2018 Students List?

    Thank you,
    Tonya Moreland

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