We updated our “Nearpodize” extensions to make it easier for you to convert your Powerpoint and Google Slides slideshows into interactive Nearpod lessons.

Awesome tools working together get even better results. We have updated the way Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoints integrate with Nearpod. Nearpodize PowerPoint and Google Chrome extension are here to help! With Nearpodize, teachers can easily convert static slideshows into interactive Nearpod lessons with the click of a button. 

 

Google Chrome extension

Now you can easily convert your Google slides into interactive Nearpod lessons with the click of a button via a free Google Chrome extension called Nearpodize.  We updated the Nearpod add-on to make the process even smoother!

Watch the video below to learn how to install Nearpodize extension for Google Chrome, or follow the simple steps below.  Be sure to remove the existing Nearpodize extension before you install the new version.

 

 

How to install the Nearpodize Chrome extension

1. Search “Nearpodize” at the Chrome Store:

2. Open the link and select  “Add to Chrome”.

3. Select “Add extension”.

4. You will now see the Nearpodize extension to the right of the address bar in your browser.

 

How to use the Chrome extension

1. Open the Google Slides file you want to convert to a Nearpod lesson.

2. Click the Nearpodize icon in the top-right corner of the browser

3. Sign in to Nearpod by following the prompt that appears if you aren’t already signed in to your Nearpod account.

4. Add interactive activities and multimedia to your new Nearpod lesson!

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Microsoft PowerPoint add-on

With the Nearpodize PowerPoint add-on, you can upload your PowerPoint presentation to Nearpod directly from PowerPoint.

 

Installing the add-on is very straightforward and will only take a few minutes:

1. Uninstall any previous version of this software from Control Panel/Software/Uninstall

2. Download plugin from this link (if you experience any inconvenience, feel free to use alternative link number 1 or number 2)

3. Run SetupNearpodize.exe (version may vary)

4. Complete the installation process by following the prompts.

5. Upon finishing, open Microsoft PowerPoint. A new Nearpod tab will appear on the upper right corner.

 

How to use the add-on

1. Open the file you want to change to Nearpod.

2. click the Upload button in the Nearpod menu of PowerPoint.

3. Sign in to Nearpod by following the prompt that appears if you aren’t already signed in to your Nearpod account.

4. Add interactive activities and multimedia to your new Nearpod lesson!

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You are ready to go! If you have any issues, please contact support at support@nearpod.com

Want some ideas for getting started with Google and Nearpod? Check out these 10 ways to integrate Nearpod with Google.

What are some other integrations you’d like to see from Nearpod? Let us know in our Nearpod Community.

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