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SlideWiki Guide

  • Getting Started

  • Creating Decks and Slides

  • Deck and Slide Organisation

  • Editing Slides

  • Using Your Decks and Slides

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Getting Started

  • Introduction

  • Registration and Sign In

  • Settings and Accounts

  • Groups, Notifications
    and User Stats

  • Search Features

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SlideWiki offers
Open Educational Resources (OER)
as content is published under Creative Commons licenses.

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Open education resource
Creative Commons BY SA

Create and Add

Content can be published on SlideWiki by:

  • Creating, uploading and copying decks that can contain any number of slides.

  • Appending or adding slides and decks to other decks with the ability to repurpose, revert and review slides.

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Share and Translate 

Content can also be published on SlideWiki by:

  • Sharing and collaborating decks with colleagues and students allowing for questioning, commenting, searching and tagging.

  • Translating and downloading decks - localise slides and decks by translating them into other languages. Download decks in PDF, ePub or SCORM format.

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Link to Translation Guide 

  • Please refer to our Translation Guide
    if you need to localise
    a deck or slide by translating it into your own langauge.

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Translation globe of flags.
Translate icon.


If you do not have an account Sign Up by selecting the text below the form and fill in the registration or use a social media provider.

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Sign up here

Sign Up Confirmation

  • Select the fact you are not
    a robot.

  • If required, select the appropriate images and verify your answers. You can try several times.

  • You will then receive an email to verify your account.


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Select images

Sign Up Confirmation (Audio)

If you are a screen reader user you may wish to use the Audio reCAPTCHA.

You can navigate to this by using your TAB key on your keyboard or by using
a swipe gesture on your mobile device.

You will then receive an email in order to verify your account.

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Sign In

  • Once successfully verified you will automatically return to the Sign In page and be able to use the account once you have received an activation email.

  • Next time select the Sign In button and fill in the form or use your social media accounts.

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Personal Profile

  • You will need to select your Personal Profile drop down menu in order to select settings.

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Personal profile drop down menu

Personal Settings

  • Select Settings
    in order to change or add to your user information.

  • In Settings you will also find options to upload or change your profile image.

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Settings menu

Profile Tab

  • The profile tab under personal settings is selected by default.

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Profile settings

Upload Profile Image

  • You can upload a new profile image, use the default gravatar image or remove an image.

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Upload new image

Personal Data

  • You can also alter your personal data.

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Alter my personal data

User Interface Language

  • Within your personal data settings
    is the option to change the
    User Interface Language.

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User interface language

Submit Changes

  • After altering your personal data and/or changing your profile image select Submit Changes.

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Submit changes

Account Settings

  • Select the Account tab under personal settings. 

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Account settings tab
  • This will allow
    you to change your password
    or deactivate your account.

Change Password

  • To change your password type in the old password, create a new password then retype
    your password.

  • Then select Submit Password.

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Submit password

Deactivate Account

  • To deactivate your account select
    Deactivate my account. This can be
    recovered by an administrator. 

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Deactivate account

Account Language

  • Within your personal settings there is the option to change your accounts language.

  • This is referred to as your User Interface Language

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User interface language

Authorized Accounts

  • Select Authorized Accounts under personal settings.

  • You will need to allow social media providers to have access to your account.

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Authorized accounts

Login Provider

  • Choose which social media provider
    you want to use. 

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Login provider


  • SlideWiki enables you to create user groups that are given rights to view and/or edit your slides.

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Personal Profile

  • To access your Groups go to your personal profile dropdown menu.

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Personal profile drop down menu

Create New Group

  • Then select the Create new group button.

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Create new group

Adding Members

  • Create Groups by choosing a name (1) and adding members who have already signed up to SlideWiki.

  • Names may appear as you start typing in the form (2).

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Group name and add user



Add Admin Role

  • When you give Admin rights members will be able to add and remove members from the group.

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Add admin role

Group Admin and Members

  • Group administrators can see stats, add other administrators and members.

  • Group members can see other members and add playlists.

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Group administrators

Saving the Group

  • Save the group and you will have access to it when you make new decks.

  • You can also delete the group if required.

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Save group button

Personal Profile

  • You can access notifications by going to your personal profile dropdown menu.

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Personal profile drop down menu


  • Then select Notifications on the drop down menu.

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Notifications drop down menu

Set Activity

  • Here you will see notifications of activities on your own decks or those you have subscribed to



  • You can filter (1) the types of activity displayed in notifications.

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Notifications activity selection


Subscribed Notifications

  • You can subscribe to receive notifications on any deck or playlist.

  • Manage your subscriptions using the notifications settings.

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Notifications subscription

Delete All Notifications

  • You can delete all notifications.

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Delete all notifications

Delete a Single Notification

  • You can also delete a single notification.

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Delete a single notification

User Stats

  • Select User Stats under
    personal settings.

  • This provides an interactive
    activity timeline, popular
    and a user engagement overview.

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User stats

Activity Timeline

  • The Activity Timeline is interactive and you can select required information.

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Interactive activity timeline

Timeline Views

  • Within the Activity Timeline you can select whether it shows the number of Edits, Likes
    and Views.

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Views edits likes

Activity Periods

  • Within the Activity Timeline you can also select what time period you wish to view from the Last 7 days to the
    Last 2 years.

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Time period

Popular Tags

  • The Popular Tags update according
    to which options are selected on the
    Activity Timeline.

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Popular tags update

Search Box

  • Use the home page search box.

  • It will send you to a page with the results and optional filters.

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Search box

Refine Search

You can refine your search by selecting:

  • All content

  • Title

  • Description or

  • Content


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Refine search by description

Advanced Options

  • Advanced Options are also available that allow you to combine search filters.

  • These features help you to refine your search further.


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Advanced options

Language and Owners

  • For example, you might want to search by Language and Owners.


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Advanced options example

Submit Search

  • Once you have selected the Advanced Options you require then select the Submit button.


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Submit button

Search Filters

  • Use the search Filters to find decks, for example by languages.

  • Once selected the filter will alter results based on that filter.


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Search filters

Search Relevance

  • You can sort search results by Relevance or by Last updated.


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Sort by relevance


  • Deck: a collection of slides used for presentations, sharing and collaboration.

  • The name of Deck is displayed at the top of  Deck Tree.

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Deck tree root

Deck Tree

The Decks and Slides structure on SlideWiki are listed in the Deck Tree.

Here you can also:

  • select the language of the deck or add a new language
  • start the presentation
  • copy the deck
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Deck tree


Sub-decks can be used to group slides within a deck.

  • These are indicated as yellow folders within the
    deck tree.

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Sub decks

Slow Performance
& Grouping Large Decks

  • Note: including too many slides or sub-decks in one deck can lead to slow performance.

  • Playlists should be used to group large decks.

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Slow turtle.


  • Slides: may contain text, images or videos.

  • Each slide is indicated as a document within the deck tree.

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Show Thumbnails

  • Deck and Sub-deck views: These remain as yellow folders with a title when you select the Show Thumbnails control at the bottom of the deck tree.

  • Your slides become images which can be very helpful when checking content.

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Show thumbnails

Roles in SlideWiki

  • Creator / owner: the user who created the deck or slide.

  • Contributor: a user who can edit a deck or slide

  • Group: users that have permission to edit a deck or playlist. Group admins can add/remove members of a group.

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Create or Import a Deck

  • Create a new deck
    in SlideWiki.

  • Import from PowerPoint (*.pptx) or OpenDocument Presentation (*.odp) or from an exported deck.

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Copy or Add a Deck

  • Copy or fork someone else's deck.

  • Append or add a deck to another deck.

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Fork or copy icon

Creating a New Deck

  • Select Add Deck at the top right of your screen.

  • Then fill in the form as required.

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Add deck
Filling form

Accessing Decks or Playlists

  • Accessing your My DecksShared Decks, Recommended Decks or Playlists can be done by selecting your personal profile dropdown menu.

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Personal profile drop down menu

Selecting My Decks

  • Then select your Decks. This will take you to another page where you can select further options.

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Selecting decks

View or Open Decks

  • View decks, open one deck
    or a presentation as a slide show from your
    My Decks.

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Selecting my decks.

Other Types of Decks

  • You can also open decks from Shared Decks,
    Recommended Decks
    or Playlists.

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Shared decks

Deck Title Text Link

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  • You are taken to the Deck Landing Page when you select the Deck title text in for example Shared Decks.

Deck title text

Opening the Deck

  • By selecting the yellow folder in the thumbnail this will open the deck.

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Open deck

Starting the Slideshow

  • By selecting the play button in the thumbnail this will start the deck slideshow in a new browser window.

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Start slideshow

Title and Langauge

  • The Title and Language of your deck are required fields.

  • Once the deck language is set this cannot be changed but you can add additional languages.


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Required fields

Deck Theme

  • You can also choose the deck theme when in the form.


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Deck theme

Deck Description

  • You can provide a Desciption for the Deck.


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Description example

Deck Education Level

  • You can also specify the Education Level, for example Bachelor's/


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Education level

Choosing Subject

  • You can choose a Subject by entering a term, for example 'Physical'. 

  • When you select 'Physical Sciences' this becomes a tag.


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Choose subject
Physical sciences tag

Available Subject Tags

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UNESCO Tags: A to B

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  • Architecture and building

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishery

  • Arts

  • Basic Programmes

  • Business and Administration


UNESCO Tags: C to H

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  • Computing

  • Engineering & engineering trades

  • Environmental protection

  • Health

  • Humanities


UNESCO Tags: J to L

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  • Journalism and information

  • Law

  • Life sciences

  • Literacy and numeracy


UNESCO Tags: M to P

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  • Manufacturing and processing

  • Mathematics and statistics

  • Not known or unspecified

  • Personal development

  • Personal services

  • Physical sciences


UNESCO Tags: S to V

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  • Social & behavioural science

  • Social services

  • Teacher training & education science

  • Transport services

  • Security services

  • Veterinary


Specifying Tags

  • The same process can be used for specifying Tags.

  • For example, entering the term 'Data' to find the Tag 'Data Science'.

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Choose data science
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Agree Terms and Requirements

  • Agree terms and Creative Commons requirements by checking the tick boxes.

  • Then select
    Create Deck.

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Check terms and requirements and then create deck

Checking for Copyright

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  • It is important to check for copyright when using images or videos and or uploading presentations before publication.

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Supported Files

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SlideWiki allows you to upload existing presentations and supports:

  • Powerpoint (.pptx)

  • Open Office (.odp)

  • Export SlideWiki Deck (.zip)

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Select File

  • Fill out the form, the terms and license are required fields.

  • To upload a file use the Select File button.

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Add deck
Select file
  • Select Add Deck

Create Deck

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  • Agree to the terms and license by checking the tick boxes.

  • Then select
    Create Deck.

Agree Terms and License

Uploading a File

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  • Please wait as the file uploads.This may take time if there are many slides and large images.

Uploading selected file

Complete Import

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  • The upload completes
    with a green bar and then
    a Deck created! dialogue box appears.

  • A slide preview is provided.

  • Then select
    Complete Import.

Presentation upload preview

Check and Speakers Notes

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  • Check and adapt the output in SlideWiki.

  • Speaker Notes, tags and accessibility attributes for images should be saved by SlideWiki.

Speakers notes