Embedding PowerPoints into your Moodle course is quick and easy. It allows students to stay on the same page in their Moodle course. This helps so students won’t be taken to a different screen where they can get easily distracted or get frustrated from not being able to get back to their course page. They also won’t have to wait for a PowerPoint to download to their computer, because it will already be right in their Moodle course.

(Skip to step 9 if your PowerPoint is already in Google Drive).

To embed a PowerPoint into your Moodle course using Google Drive:

Step 1: Go to google.com and click ‘Sign in’ in the top right corner of the page.


Step 2: You already have a google account since you are an instructor here at Stanly Community College. Your email for that is your username plus @scc.stanly.edu. Your password is the same password you use for Moodle, WebAdvisor, Outlook, etc.

Step 3: Enter your email and click ‘Next.’


Step 4: You’ll then be directed to a Stanly Gmail login where you’ll enter your username and password. Once you’ve done, that just click ‘Submit.’


Step 5: Once signed in, click the menu button in the top right corner and then click ‘Drive.’


Step 6: If your PowerPoint is not in Google Drive, click the ‘New’ button.


Step 7: Next, click ‘File upload.’


Step 8: Next, locate your file and then click ‘Open.’


Step 9: Once your PowerPoint is in Google Drive, open it within Google Drive by double clicking on it.

Step 10: Next, click ‘Open’ at the top of the page. By clicking open you are opening your PowerPoint in Google Slides.


Step 11: Once your PowerPoint has opened in Google Slides, click ‘File’ at the top of the page.


Step 12: Next, click ‘Publish to the web…'


Step 13: Then, click ‘Embed.’


Step 14: Then, click the ‘Publish’ button.


Step 15: Then, copy that code.


Step 16: Next, go into where you want to embed the PowerPoint in your Moodle course. A ‘Page’ activity would work if you just have one PowerPoint for a chapter or section. If you have multiple PowerPoints for a chapter or section you could use a ‘Book’ activity and put a different presentation on a different chapter in the book.

Step 17: In the ‘Text Editor’ box, click the ‘Edit HTML Source’ button.


Step 18: Then, paste that code you copied into that box.


Step 19: Finally, click ‘Update’ and then click ‘Save.’



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