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There are many different ways to make virtual learning interactive. In-person we would likely use paper. What if you could use what you had on paper or from a file to digitize resources you already have? What if you could do that using tools students already know how to use? You CAN take a PDF and change it into an interactive Google Slide and share it from anywhere. Here’s how:

  1. Go to smallpdf.com. Do not log in.
  2. Click PDF to JPG.

  1. Click CHOOSE FILE or drag and drop the file.

  1. After it uploads, choose “Convert entire pages”, then click the CHOOSE OPTION.

  1. Download Options
    1. Zip Instructions
      1. After processing, click the “Download” button.

      1. Save the Zip file and open it.
      2. Click Extract all.

      1. Make sure the destination is correct.
      2. Click Extract.

    1. Direct file download
      1. Click on the image of the file below download.

  1. Go to https://slides.new.
  2. Click on File.
  3. Click Page setup.
  4. Click on the drop-down box and choose Custom.
  5. In the first box, input 8.5. In the second box, input 11. Click the Apply button.

  1. Delete the default text boxes.
  2. Click Background.

  1. Click the “Choose image” button.

  1. Click browse or drag the file. Click open after the file has been chosen.

  1. If there are multiple pages to the PDF, click the drop-down button next to the + symbol, then choose Blank and repeat steps 12 through 14.

  1. To get a share link that forces students to make a copy, click the Share button.
  2. Click “Change link to Cape…”

  1. Click .
  2. Open a new tab and paste the link.
  3. Change the “edit?usp=sharing” part of the link to “copy”.

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  1. Then copy and paste that into Moodle, etc.

Tip: Do not sign into SmallPDF to avoid limits.