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Different types of Slide Editor Content

There are 6 main types of content in the Slide Editor. They are: Shapes, Images/Videos, Text, Embeds, Lines and Grids. Each of these are highlighted in a picture above. All of the content shares some basic properties such as: Top, Left, Width and other dimensional data. This controls where the item is placed on the canvas and how big it is. 

For each item, explore the unique settings they contain. You can link items to images, change the background color of Grids, even alter the styling of lines all from the item panel. Check it out in the editor for the best experience.

Creating your First Presentation

In this video, we will be talking about creating your very first presentation. We will go over basic navigation to a new presentation, creating new content and finally going over the tools available.  

Create new Presentation, give it a title, then click on the Editor button. This will open up the Slide Editor. There are 3 main sections to the Slide Editor. The Left, Top and Right menus. On the left, we have all of the info about slides and preview images for them. On the Top, there are a variety of content creating buttons and other menus we can bring up. On the Right, if we had any content selected or menu pulled up, we would have the info panel. We'll talk about that more later.

Let's start by adding some content. Let's add a piece of text. Head to the top bar and hover over the icons, eventually you'll see one called "Text". Click it to create some text. On the right side, we can now see the info panel appearing. Use this panel to change Alignment, Color, Font Size and much more. 

Consider checking out other tutorials, such as the Types of Content tab or check out the master list of Slide Editor Tools to get a more advanced look into the Slide Editor.

  1. Getting Started

1.1 Navigating Within a Studio 

1.2 Creating your First Post

1.3 Creating your First Presentation

1.4 Logging in for the First Time

1.5 The Basics of the Slide Editor

1.6 How Do I Reset my Password?

  2. Slide Editor

2.1 Different Types of Content

2.2 Master List of Tools

2.3 Replacing Images

2.4 The Basics of the Slide Editor

2.5 Creating your First Presentation

3. Posts

3.1 Modifying an Existing Post

3.2 Publish Post Tools

3.3 Slide Deck Tools

3.4 Making the Most Out of Your Posts

3.5 Creating your First Post

4. Miscellaneous 

4.1 Collaborating on the Platform

4.2 School-Level Settings

4.3 What are the Differences Between the Old and the New Editor?

4.4 What are the Different File Formats and How Should I Be Using Them?

5. Platform Updates 

5.1 Monthly Platform Updates

6.1 Screen Capture Guide

6.2 Proper Bug Reporting

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Replacing Images

Replacing Images is most useful when you want to quickly change one image to another. When you right click any image, some options will appear: Replace with an image and Replace with a photoTry selecting Replace with an image to test out the new features. To replace your image with a picture from the camera, select Replace with a photo instead. 

As you can see, your image is replaced and cropped to fit the original images' dimensions.


The Slide Editor is a powerful presentation creation software with a variety of tools. This guide serves as an introduction to all the tools available. Hovering over a tool will highlight it and show its name.


Selecting Image will bring up the image menu on the left side of the screen. Previously uploaded images will appear here. Click upload photos to add more pictures. Clicking an image will highlight it in pink. After selecting images, click the Insert Image button on the bottom of the screen to add your selected images. Multiple images can be inserted at the same time. The same is true for uploading images. For more information on all the options available in an image, see the Image Editor Options.


Select Camera to bring up the Camera menu on the left. Clicking on the option All in the top left will drop down a menu for sorting camera content. Choosing a date will refresh content. Clicking on an image will highlight it in pink. After selecting images, click the Insert Image button on the bottom of the screen to add your selected images. Multiple images can be inserted at the same time.


Select Video to bring up the Video Menu on the left. Previously uploaded Videos will appear here. Click upload videos to add more videos. Clicking an image will highlight it in pink. After selecting videos, click the Insert Video button on the bottom of the screen to add your selected videos. Multiple videos can be inserted at the same time. The same is true for uploading videos.


Videos (Youtube, Vimeo) or links to interactive web-based content (Google Slides, etc.) can be added from this tab. This includes PDFs that are hosted elsewhere on the web or cloud. 

In order for files hosted on a cloud-based service (Google Drive, etc.) to be embedded on the Platform, set the viewing permissions of that file to be anyone with the link or public.

Paste the link to the content in the Gray box, and click Embed. If your link is valid, your embed will appear. If it is not valid, the editor will tell you in pink text below the Gray Box. 

Clicking on an embed will highlight it in pink. Clicking the insert item button will add the embed to the current slide. Multiple embeds may be added at the same time. 


Clicking Text will add a new textbox to the current slide. For more information on all the options available in a textbox, see the Text Editor section


Clicking Shapes will add a new shape object to the current slide. For more information on all the options available in a shape object, see the Shape Editor section.


Clicking Line will create a new line object. Select either side (highlighted with a blue circle) to move the ends of the line. 

The Line tool has a few options, many of which are highlighted above in the Image, Shape and Text Editor tutorials. The unique options are as follows:

Start: Select the solid white line next to Start. Changing this value will change the look of one end of the line.

End: Select the solid white line next to End. Changing this value will change the look of the other end of the line.

Style: Select the solid white line next to Style. Changing this value will change the look in between each end of the line.

Thickness: Click on the number associated with px. Typing in a new value will update the thickness of the line.


Select the Template button to show all available templates. Clicking on a template will open up all available slides in that template. Clicking on a slide in a template will highlight it in pink. Clicking Insert Template after selecting slide(s) will add those slides to the current presentation.

Tip: Creators of templates can select a gear in the top right corner of a template in the Gallery Templates view to delete templates

Tip: See the Template Guide to learn more about creating templates and other features. 


Click Present to enter the presentation view directly from the editor.


Clicking comment brings up the comment menu. On the right hand side, a list of all comments in the current presentation will be displayed. Clicking anywhere on the slide editor will add a comment in that spot. Type your comment, then click post and it will be added to the slide and the comment menu. In the comment menu, you can reply to and delete comments.


Click Share to bring up the Collaborator menu. From this panel, users can add and remove collaborators on a presentation. This allows you to add fellow students and teachers are co-editors on presentations from inside the editor. 

Zoom Menu

Clicking on the Zoom value in the top right corner of the editor will bring up the Zoom Menu Panel. Typing in the input box, or using the menu of buttons will change the zoom of the editor. 

New Slide

Select New Slide to add a new slide to the presentation. Clicking this button will move your current slide to the new slide. 


The visibility button will set the current slide to visible/invisible. This will hide the slide when the presentation view is entered. 

Slide View Options

The last two buttons will change the view layout of the slides. The three rectangle button is the default view, with slide previews being on the bottom of the slide editor. Selecting the button below it will expand the slide preview view, occupying the entire screen, allowing you to quickly move between a presentation with many slides. Select the previously mentioned button again to change the view back.

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Editing Images, Shapes and Text

When selecting Shapes, Images and Text a panel will appear on the right side. There are many different options available when editing content. The three images above highlight the three main types of content: Shapes, Images and Text.

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The Basics of the Slide Editor

The Slide Editor is a powerful tool used to create and edit presentations. It can be reached through the Editor Button when making a new post, or by clicking the gear above a post, then selecting Edit Presentation, if a post already has a presentation. When the tool opens, on the left hand side of the screen there will be a variety of tools. Hovering over a tool will highlight it and show the name. 

Project Folders 

This guide will give Coaches and Teachers insight into how to create project folders for their students. Following this guide will get you set up with folders for your students to post and record their work in.

  1. Start by opening up your studio and heading to the Project Tab 
  2. Click on the Create a Project section and begin typing. This will be the name of the project. When you're done naming your project hit the enter key and a folder will appear. Example Project Name: the name of the students in the group. 
  3. Once the folder is created, click on it to open the folder. On the far right of the screen, click on the two people icon. This is the collaboration screen. From here we can add students to their projects. Under the Students section, clicking on a users' icon will add them to a studio. Clicking their icon again will remove them from the project. 
  4. You're done! Once you add students to their respective projects, they will be able to post and document their work. You should see a "By: Student Name Here" section below the name of the project. This means you've successfully added your students to their projects.

Logging in with Google Authentication 

  1. Head to the top right and click on Log In
  2. Click on Log in with Google Authentication and you'll be brought to the Google Log in page
  3. Choose an account that is registered on our website. This should be your school email or whatever email you signed up to our site with. If you use an email that is not registered in our system, you will encounter an error.

Inserting A Template into a Studio

Templates are a powerful tool to quickly get a presentation up and running. Coaches can add Templates to their Studios, this allows students to use and add them to their posts. Head to the Template Hub and scroll to either My Templates or School Templates. Each section will have different content. My Templates consists of any templates you have saved from the Slide Editor. School Templates consists of templates that have been converted from My Templates and are made available to everyone. To turn a Template into School Template, click the gear next to the name in My Templates and click Make School Template

Note: Turning a Personal Template into a School Template will remove it from the My Template List.

To insert a template into a Studio, click on the gear next to any template in My Templates or School Templates and click Add to a Studio. A new dropdown will appear, click on the Text Box and type in the name of your studio. When your studio appears, click it to add it to the list. A template can be added to multiple studios at once, simply type another studio name after you're done adding the other. Once you're done, click the Add button. Whenever a presentation is created in that Studio, that template will be available to insert. 

Note: School Templates are unique per School.