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How to Assign Just One or Two Slides in Google Classroom

This is a step-by-step guide for teachers on how to assign students one or two slides in Google Classroom or Google Drive for distance learning.

You’ll learn how to reduce the size of a teaching resource so you can assign just a few slides in Google Classroom or Google Drive rather than a large document.


Why would a teacher want to shorten a Google Drive resource?

Some Google resources are just too long to assign all at once.

Teachers might want to limit the amount of homework or differentiate assignments for students.

For example, a Google Drive resource might have 20 or more slides included. Most teachers aren’t going to assign 20 slides at a time. Maybe they only want to assign one or two.

Follow these steps for assigning just a small part of a larger resource using digital resources made for Google Drive.

Easy-to-follow steps

1) Open up the Google Drive file you want to use.

On the left-hand side, choose the slides you want to send to your students. You might have to hold down the shift button or the command button on a Mac. The slides you chose should be highlighted.


2) Click on the File tab and then on Make a Copy. Choose Selected Slides.


3) Give the file a new name and click the OK button.


4) A new window will open up with your new file.

You probably want to move it into a new folder specifically for that resource in case you want to assign it again in the future.

5) Assign the new file the way you usually do with Google Classroom or through Google Drive.

I hope you found these steps easy to follow!

More about converting resources to digital and using Google

Step-By-Step: Convert PDF Worksheets to Digital for Distance Learning

How to Assign Student Work with Google Classroom

If you plan to use Google Classroom, there’s also a FREE Google Chrome Extension you can use.

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