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How to allow responses in a PDF document through Google Slides
Last Updated 2 years ago

Step 1: Convert PDF to JPEG

  1. On your Mac, right click on your PDF file and select “open with” and then select “Preview”.
  2. Once the file is open, go up to “File” in the top left corner then “Export”.
  3. Select where you want to save the file and change the format to JPEG.
Step 2: Create the Slides Document

  1. Go to Google Drive and create a new Slides document.
  2. In your new blank slides document, go to “File” and then “Page Setup”.
  3. Click the dropdown box and select custom and set the size to 8” x 11” and click “Apply”.
  4. Now right click on an empty spot on the google slide and choose “Change Background”.
  5. Then click “Choose Image” and upload the JPEG file you created in Step 1 and select “Done”.
  6. In the toolbar select the Text box tool. The icon is a box with a “T” in it.
  7. Now go through and make text boxes under each question to allow the students to type into those boxes.
  8. Once you’re done making all of your text boxes, give your document a name up in the top left corner.
Step 3: Creating the Assignment

  1. Go to your Google Classroom and go to the Classwork tab.
  2. Click “Create” and then “Assignment”.
  3. Give it a Title and Instructions and click the “Add” button then “Google Drive” and find the slides document you made and add it.
  4. To the right of the document make sure to change “Students can view file” to “Make a copy for each student”. NOTE: If you do not select this option, you will not be able to change this after you post the assignment. You will have to recreate the assignment.
  5. Now click “Assign” in the top right corner to post the assignment.

Now when the students open the assignment, they will be able to type their responses into the text boxes you created and turn it in. NOTE: Google slides does not have a “Turn in” button directly on the page. You must instruct the students to add their answers and then close the window. They will then be able to “turn in” by going back into the assignment and clicking the “Turn in” button.

Here is a video Mrs. Neary found that goes into more detail.

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