Pear Deck for Google Slides FAQ

How do I find the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on?

You can find it in the Add-Ons menu in Google Slides.

Open up a Google Slides file, go to the Add-ons menu and Get Add-ons.  Search for Pear Deck and install it. You can also go straight to the add-on here.

Voila!  Once you have it, learn how to use it.

Why is this different than importing my Google Slides into the Pear Deck Editor?

The Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on is different because it means you can use all of the formatting options you normally use in Google Slides. You'll add your interactive Pear Deck questions from inside the Google Slides editor.
Here are some fun benefits!
  • Combine the Google Slides design tools you love with the power of Pear Deck 
  • Pear Deck’s easy-to-use visual sidebar makes it intuitive and easy to add questions
  • Access a library of slide templates with questions tailored for use at the beginning, middle, and end of class
  • The free templates in the Slide Library are developed by our team of educators and based on best practices for research-based engagement and assessment
  • Change fonts, colors, layouts and themes quickly right from the Google Slides editor 

When I launch a Pear Deck Presentation from the Google Slides Add-on, will the program know if I’m a Pear Deck Premium user?

Once your Session launches, Pear Deck will recognize you and know what kind of license you have.

When you log into Pear Deck, you’ll have access to the Premium features and be able to manage your other Pear Deck add-ons.

When I create a Google Slide Deck, does it create a file in Google Drive?

Yes, although it will show up as a Google Slides File, not a Pear Deck File. The file will be stored in your Google Drive and will be most easily findable in your Recent files section.

It will not be stored in your Pear Deck folder.

Will my file still show up in my Pear Deck Home screen when I log in to Pear Deck?

Yes. As soon as you add an interactive slide with the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on, the file will show up in the Recent Activity stream on your  Pear Deck Home.

If I’ve already created my lessons in the Pear Deck editor, can I import those into Google Slides?

No, there is no way to import Pear Deck slides or files into Google Slides at this time.  

Can I do all the same things in the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on that I can do in the Pear Deck Editor?

Yes, all of the question types are available in the Add-on. The library of Slide templates offers additional options to quickly add interactive slides to your presentation. 

I just paid for Pear Deck but this is a free add-on. Should I cancel my subscription?

The Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on has some of the same features as the Free Pear Deck license. Since you paid for the  Premium account, you have access to the Private Teacher Dashboard, Student Takeaways, custom Draggable and Drawing slides, and the Google Classroom Integration.  If you cancel your subscription, you will no longer have access to those advanced features.

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