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Install or Allow the Pear Deck Add-on for users in your Google Domain (Administrators)


This page is for administrators whose schools or districts use Google for Education. Apps like Pear Deck are, by default, not allowed in EDU domains. In order for teachers to get the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on, the Google Administrator must set permissions for users in their Google Admin Console. There are two different ways to accomplish this:

Install Pear Deck in all users' accounts

Follow the steps below to automatically install the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on for every teacher in your Google domain. You can also follow Google's instructions.

1. Open the Google Admin Console.

2. Select Apps. 1. Google admin, main menu, zoomed

3. Select Google Workspace Marketplace apps2. Google admin, apps page, zoomed with arrow

4. Select Add app to Domain Install ListGoogle Admin, add app to domain install list, 1 zoomed

5. In the Google Workspace Marketplace, search for and select Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-onGoogle admin add app to domain install list, 2, zoomed

6. Select Domain Install. Google admin, add app to domain install list, 3

7. Follow the Domain wide install prompt, then grant the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on permission to access data (learn more about why we need access to your Drive files).

8. Go back to your Google Admin Marketplace page and click the refresh button. When you see Pear Deck listed there, the domain installation is complete!

Google admin, pear deck is installed, cropped

9. Now teachers can open the Pear Deck sidebar in Google Slides. They just open a Google Slides presentation, and go to Add-ons > Pear Deck > Open Pear Deck Add-on. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for Pear Deck to appear in every user's Google Slides menu.


Allow Pear Deck in the G Suite Marketplace

To allow teachers to install the Pear Deck Add-on for themselves, rather than automatically installing it for them, please follow Google's instructions in the article Allow or restrict add-ons in Docs editors under the section titled Allow users to install and use add-ons from outside your organization.

    If you have questions, please email help@peardeck.com! 

    Article by Erin M.