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The Pear Deck Power-Up Installation Guide for Administrators

Overview

Want to give all of your teachers access to the Pear Deck Power-up at once? We’ve got you covered! The Power-up is an optional, free Google Chrome extension. Installing it ensures that the videos, animations, and GIFs on your Google Slides play at full resolution in a Pear Deck Instructor-Paced Session. Learn about it here. While individual users can download the extension from the Chrome Web Store, you as the administrator can install the extension for all teachers in your Google domain by following the steps below. 

The Power-up extension for Google Chrome is currently only available for those who log into Pear Deck with a Google account.

Instructions

Follow these steps to install the extension across your domain.

1. Log into Google Admin Console.

2. Select Device Management.

google admin console, device management, red circle

3. Select User & browser settingsGoogle admin console, user and browser settings, red arrow

4. In the left-hand column, select the Organization (user group) to which you want to apply the extension. Then, click on the apps & extensions link. google admin console, apps and extensions, red arrow-1

5. On the apps & extensions page go to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click on the yellow + button to open the search modal. google admin console, yellow button for search modal

6. In the pop-up window, search for Pear Deck. You can select the Pear Deck Add-on (App) or the Power-up (Extension) to install it in Google Slides for everyone in the domain

  • The Pear Deck Add-on is required for teachers to create and present Pear Deck Slides presentations. 
  • The Power-up Extension is optional, but it allows the Google Slides animations play on the Projector View of a Pear Deck presentation. 

google admin console, search for pear deck

7. The apps and extensions page will show what apps and extensions you have installed for users in your domain.

 

This process will ensure that the Pear Deck Power-up is installed on every device without teachers needing to make any updates. For additional questions, please email help@peardeck.com.