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Creating Presentations

The guide to creating and recording presentations.

Slideshow Programs

Sharing Your Presentation

Presentations can be shared in many ways -- you're not just limited to presenting face-to-face.

Publish Your Presentation

Most web-based presentation tools allow you to embed your presentation on a website. This means that your presentation slides will be viewable on the webpage and visitors can view it at their own pace or you can set it to auto advance.

Embed vs URL

Embedding your presentation involves pasting some code (HTML) into a webpage. This is often a simple process but requires a couple of extra steps. However, this allows you to include your presentation on a website so that your viewers don't need to go to a new page or site. Embed code will look something like this:

<iframe src="https://slides.com/millrt138/crash/embed" width="576" height="420" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>

A share link or URL is a simple web address that is basically its own webpage where your viewers will see your presentation and nothing else. This option is nice because it mimics what your presentation would like on a big screen and it removes all other distractions. A share link should look something like this:


To see how you can get embed code or share URLs, see the instructions below.

Google Slides

From the File menu, select Publish to the web.

Screenshot showing how to access the Publish to the option.

The options to publish include creating a link where people can view a full screen version of the presentation or an embed widget so that the presentation can be placed on a webpage. you can auto advance the slides, set it to start when it loads on the page, to restart after it cycles through, and who can view it.

Google Slides Publish to the Web options

Important: be sure to set the sharing settings on your presentation so that your viewers will be allowed to see it. If it is set to private, they will only see an error message.


When you are editing your presentation, click on the share icon in the left-hand menu:

Slides.com share icon

You can choose to select a link (where viewers can see the full screen version):

Slides.com share link URL popup and options.

Or to get the embed code to insert the presentation in a webpage:

Slides.com embed popup and options

Because Slides.com is interactive, there is no option to auto advance slides.


When you are editing the presentation, click on the more icon in the upper menu:

Canva more button

Then select the Share Link option

Canva share button

You can share an editable version to your collaborators or a view only link where people can view the full screen version.

Select the Embed option

Canva embed button

to copy the embed code to insert the presentation on a webpage.

Another interesting option in Canva is to save your project as a website, which creates a unique way for your viewers to access the information on your slides.

Canva publish as website button

Google Slides Presentation

Humboldt Collection to digital presentation with Klamath Connection

This short video was created to help KC students create Google Slides presentations on the fly while researching local historical artifacts in the Humboldt Room.