The video on the left introduces SlidesYearbook Basics. It demonstrates how to change the Page size, insert Snapshots and insert Shared with Me images using Google Classroom. The directions are also posted on this page.

* Please note that Google recently updated how to insert images. Directions are listed below.

Change page size

Page Setup (Size)

I click File is the left side and search Page setup. Remember to click on the triangles, they drop down into a menu with additional options. I choose Custom and change the dimensions to 8.5 x 11 inches.

I can delete the text so that I have a blank page.

Change the size of your slides

Using an 8.5 x 11 page size will have a white margin trim. Another option is to use the dimensions 8.75 x 11.25 inches (or the size your printing company recommends). Then use a grid to stay within the 8.5 x 11 margins. The printing company will trim the edges so that the color bleeds. Watch Understanding trim and bleed to learn more.

Insert Google Drive Image November 2017 Update

Insert Images

Store images in a Shared Google Drive Folder with the students via Google Classroom.

  1. Click on Insert.
  2. Select Image.
  3. Click Google Drive.
  4. Look or Search for the folder.
  5. Click on the photo. Please note that multiple photos can be selected at a time.
  6. Double click Insert.

Insert or delete images or videos

On November 6, 2017, inserting images in Google Apps was updated. While the updated allows users to see the images and the canvas at the same time, the Snapshot option disappeared. According to this tweet, snapshot feature is temporarily gone and a future update will bring it back. Until then, Here are a few options:

Webcam Snapshot

Use Webcam Snapshot Camera by Alice Keeler

  1. Click on the extension in the upper right corner.
  2. Select Take a snapshot.
  3. Select Insert -> Image -> Drive.
  4. Double click on the image to insert snapshot.

Insert or delete images or videos


Hidden inside Google Slides are graphic design shortcuts begging to be used.