Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Embedding Google Presentations into Schoology Assessments

Online testing has arrived!  Teachers and students have used ePats as a way to prepare for CMAS. The Office of Instructional Technology has put together some ideas on how we can create assessments in Schoology that are not only engaging, but also share common features.  Adding content into an assessment is a great way to create engaging and meaningful assessments.  A common feature within the Social Studies CMAS is shown below as a series of sources that students toggle between to answer questions.  

This format provides the opportunity for students to analyze and connect multiple sources. Teachers can gather images, maps, primary sources, graphs, reading excerpts, Thinking Maps, tables, political cartoons, quotes, etc. and add them as separate sources connected to a common theme.  

Let’s give it a try:

You and your friends are getting together to go to a Rockies game. Sadly, one of your friends has an injured leg. Using sources 1 and 4 determine where you would go for pregame activities that would minimize the walk to the stadium.

If you said the Falling Rock Tap House would be the place to go, you are correct!

Are you interested in adding Google Presentations to your assessments?  Here’s how it can be done in 7 steps.  Follow these steps to create the presentation and insert or embed it into a test or quiz in Schoology.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Teachers can ask several questions based off of one Google Presentation with multiple sources.
  2. Teachers can create and embed their own Google presentation. It does not have to have sources on the top. However, we have templates for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 sources. (If you are not a CCSD teacher, use this link to access the shared folder).
  3. You can change the size of your presentation to so it fits the question window. Just drag a corner of the presentation box when editing the quesiton in Schoology.
  4. If you want to try this out but need help, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Happy testing!


  1. Holy Amber…. I need to learn how to do this! Let's set up a few mtgs for May/June.

  2. I was recently reminded of this awesome resource. love it! Alas, the templates are no longer available. Can you re-share?

    1. Hello! Thank you for the heads-up. We added the shared folder link to the blog post, but you can also use this link to access the templates: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B70i8LLfc8i6VnNjaDRTMkU1OWc&authuser=0.