Opening PowerPoint in Google Drive
Posted by SHeD Staff, Last modified by SHeD Staff 2 on 21 April 2021 12:11 PM

Description: Open PowerPoint presentations in Google Drive if you are unable to open them on your computer.

Tags: powerpoint, assignments, google drive, moodle, drag and drop


Sometimes you may need to view an assignment but you can’t get it to open after downloading it to your desktop, "Google Workspace" may be able to help with opening Microsoft documents.

  1. Navigate to your student Gmail account (, then open your "Google Workspace" drop down and open Drive which are located in the top right corner of the web page.

Google Workspace account button and Drive button

2. Drag your assignment from your desktop to your drive folder.

Drag document from desktop to My Drive

3. Once the upload is complete you can open your PowerPoint and other assignments.

Uploaded documents show up in bottom right corner, click on it to open.

4. Everything should look the same as it would in regular Microsoft Office programs on your desktop.

Display of PowerPoint document that is viewable and able to be edited in Google Drive

Have a great term!


 For further help contact:
           Student Help Desk
           (541) 463-3333


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