Build a content slide in a Nearpod lesson using Slides

You can share academic content information with students using Nearpod Slides by including text, shapes, images, and GIFs.  You can change the layout, add text, add shapes, add images and background images, add GIFs and insert audio of your own voice, and then preview before sharing. Students will be able to access different elements simultaneously for a multi-dimensional learning experience.

In this article, you'll learn how to:

Teach with a content slide

When students reach a Slide in a lesson, they will see text, images, video and/or GIFs displayed. 

  • Text that is typed or copied and pasted directly onto a slide built in Nearpod can be read aloud with Microsoft Immersive Reader
  • Audio can be played as an additional support resource
  • Information with a variety of media options can be shared in one place.  For example, a video can play next to a piece of text on the same slide.

Add a content slide into your lesson

1. While editing your lesson, select Add Content & Activities. 




2. Choose Slides from the Create tab under Media and select +Add to begin creating a content slide.




3.  Customize the slide with layouts, themes or start from scratch and build exactly what you need. 




4. Get creative by adding text, shapes, images, audio, video and/or GIFs.

  • Add text, shapes, images, or GIFs to the slide.
  • Select from six different layouts (or create your own layout by adding images, shapes, and/ or a text box(s) to a blank layout).
  • Add hyperlinks with the text editor, math equations, customize font, color, and more!



  1. Layer images and text boxes by moving them to the back or in front of other objects.
  2. Choose a layout to get started or start with a blank slide.
  3. Add shapes. resize and fill with various colors.
  4. Add an image from Google or any local drives, change the background of the slide to an image or a solid color. 
  5. Upload a video from your local drives or from Youtube. Video will play on the slide when students view. 
  6. Add audio to support or enhance learning. Upload an audio file of sounds or music or record audio to add you voice to the learning experience. 
  7. Insert a GIF! Keep things fun or make the image more useful. 
  8. Use a marker to write directly on your slide. You can choose the color and size of the marker. 
  9. Highlight text or circle images to make them stand out. You can choose the color and size of the highlighter. 
  10. Erase your marker or highlights if they don't look exactly right. 


All text typed or copied and pasted into Slides will be compatible with Microsoft Immersive Reader. To learn more, see this article.








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