Whitelist or Install Pear Deck in G Suite

Overview

This page is for school administrators whose schools 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, and thereby install Pear Deck in Google Drive, the G Suite Administrator will need to specifically enable permissions for users to get Pear Deck. There are two different ways to accomplish this:

  • Install Pear Deck in all users' accounts.
  • Whitelist Pear Deck in G Suite. Individual users will be able to install Pear Deck on their own.

Install Pear Deck in all users' accounts

1. Open the G Suite Marketplace. Go to the Pear Deck for Google Slides listing

2. Click on Domain Install.G suite marketplace domain install

3. In the next two screens, accept the permissions that Pear Deck asks for. Learn more about Pear Deck security practices

4. When you see this screen, the domain installation has been a success!

G suite marketplace domain install success

Teachers will be able to open the Pear Deck sidebar in Google Slides. They just open a Google Slides presentation, go to the menu bar, then click on Add-ons > Pear Deck > Open Pear Deck Add-on. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for Pear Deck to be installed throughout your entire G Suite domain. 

 

Whitelist Pear Deck in the G Suite Marketplace

Whitelisting allows individual users in your domain to get the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on and install Pear Deck in their own Google Drive accounts. If you would like to install Pear Deck for every user in your domain, please see instructions in the previous section. 

1. Go to your Admin Console Home page.

2. Click on Apps.

3. On the left side, click on Marketplace settings.

4. Click Manage Access to apps.

5. Select the first or third option. When you are all done selecting a settings option, click Save Changes.

G suite admin home whitelist settings

  • If you select the first option, users in your domain will be able to install any application from the G Suite Marketplace.
  • If you select the third option, be sure to click on the Manage Whitelist link.
    • Click the Add button to display available apps and scroll to see them all. When the full list is displayed, you can click Ctrl + f or ⌘ + f (Mac) to search for Pear Deck.
    • Locate the Pear Deck add-on for Google Slides.
    • Check the box next to it.
      G suite admin, whitelist, select pear deck
    • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click Whitelist.
    • Click Confirm.

 

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