Get Pear Deck for PowerPoint Online


Welcome to Pear Deck! If you use PowerPoint Online and you want to automatically collect responses from your students, this is the article for you. Keep reading to learn how to get the Pear Deck for PowerPoint Online Add-in. If you are a Microsoft Office 365 Administrator, click here for a guide to installing the Pear Deck Add-in for users at your school. Please note that Pear Deck is only available in the Online version of PowerPoint (not in the Desktop version) at this time.

Pear Deck + msft-01With Pear Deck, you can engage every student in your class, every day. Pear Deck lets you automatically collect various types of input from students, instantly show responses anonymously on the Projector View, get insight into students' progress, and more

Basic Steps

  1. Open any PowerPoint Online presentation.
  2. Click on the Insert tab.
  3. Click on Add-ins. To see Add-ins, you may need to click on the three-dots menu button or expand the browser window.Ppt, insert add-ins, red arrows-1
  4. The Office Add-ins menu opens. Find the Pear Deck Add-in and click Add to install it. The Add-in is free, but there are some special features available with Pear Deck Premium.Ppt, office add-ins menu
  5. Going forward, click on the Home tab. Then click on the More Options (3-dots) button and select Pear Deck to open the sidebar. Ppt, home, more options, pear deck, with arrows With the Pear Deck sidebar, you can add Custom Interactive questions to any slide. You can also download pre-made Slide Templates from the Template Library and upload them into any presentation. Learn more about building slides here!

    Can't find the Pear Deck Add-in?

    If you followed the steps above but could not find the Pear Deck Add-in, your Office 365 site administrator may still need to deploy it for you. Please click here for instructions your site administrator can use to enable your access Pear Deck.


    If you still have questions, please email