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Make slides in Google Slides or Canva

A benefit of using an online slide builder like Google Slides or Canva is the many great templates to choose from and quality designs to use. Both accounts have free options. In this tutorial, we will build an image slide from scratch.

Google Slides

  1. Log in to Google Slides. You will need a Google account in order to use Google Slides. Log in to Google Slides. You will need a Google account in order to use Google Slides.
  2. Start a new Presentation. A benefit of using Google Slides is there are several great templates to choose from. In this tutorial, we will build our slide from scratch. So, click on “Blank.” Create a new Presentation.
  3. Modify the Page Setup. Click File > Page setup. Select Custom. Select Pixels. Depending on the image area you are making this slide for, use one of these dimensions:
    Main Screen Slides (On-Demand and VMcast): 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high
    Side Slides (VMcast): 380 pixels wide by 750 pixels high
    Bottom Slides (VMcast): 1920 pixels wide by 215 pixels high

Great! You have just set up a custom slide that is the perfect size.

Modify the Page Setup.
  1. Add images, shapes, and text to design your slide. Change the background color, foreground color, and font to suit your organization’s style and brand.
Add images, shapes, and text to compose your bottom promo.
  1. Download your slide as an image once you are happy with the way it looks. Click File > Download as… > JPEG image (.jpg, current slide). Check your downloads folder or desktop for your saved slide.
Download your bottom promo once you are happy with the way it looks.
  1. Now you’re ready to add this image to your ViewMedica system. See our tutorial on how to create an image slide.

    Canva.com

  2. Log in to canva.com. You will need a Canva account in order to use this service. The free option makes great slides.

  3. To start a new slide, click on the “Custom Size” button. Depending on the area you are making this slide for, use one of these dimensions:
    Main Screen Slides (On-Demand and VMcast): 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high
    Side Slides (VMcast): 380 pixels wide by 750 pixels high
    Bottom Slides (VMcast): 1920 pixels wide by 215 pixels high

Great! You have just set up a custom slide that is the perfect size.

  1. Add images, shapes, and text to design your slide. Change the background color or image. Add text to suit your organization’s style and brand.

  2. Download your slide as an image once you are happy with the way it looks. Click the “Download” button at the top of the screen. Then select “PNG” and click “Download.”

  3. Now you’re ready to add this image to your ViewMedica system. See our tutorial on how to create an image slide.