Deck: a collection of slides used for presentations, sharing and collaboration.
The name of Deck is displayed at the top of Deck Tree.
The Decks and Slides structure on SlideWiki are listed in the Deck Tree.
Here you can also:
Sub-decks can be used to group slides within a deck.
These are indicated as yellow folders within the
Note: including too many slides or sub-decks in one deck can lead to slow performance.
Playlists should be used to group large decks.
Slides: may contain text, images or videos.
Each slide is indicated as a document within the deck tree.
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.
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.
Create a new deck
Import from PowerPoint (*.pptx) or OpenDocument Presentation (*.odp) or from an exported deck.
Copy or fork someone else's deck.
Append or add a deck to another deck.
Select Add Deck at the top right of your screen.
Then fill in the form as required.
Accessing your My Decks, Shared Decks, Recommended Decks or Playlists can be done by selecting your personal profile dropdown menu.
Then select your Decks. This will take you to another page where you can select further options.
View decks, open one deck
or a presentation as a slide show from your
You can also open decks from Shared Decks,
You are taken to the Deck Landing Page when you select the Deck title text in for example Shared Decks.
By selecting the yellow folder in the thumbnail this will open the deck.
By selecting the play button in the thumbnail this will start the deck slideshow in a new browser window.
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.
You can also choose the deck theme when in the form.
You can provide a Desciption for the Deck.
You can also specify the Education Level, for example Bachelor's/
You can choose a Subject by entering a term, for example 'Physical'.
When you select 'Physical Sciences' this becomes a tag.
Architecture and building
Agriculture, forestry and fishery
Business and Administration
Engineering & engineering trades
Journalism and information
Literacy and numeracy
Manufacturing and processing
Mathematics and statistics
Not known or unspecified
Social & behavioural science
Teacher training & education science
The same process can be used for specifying Tags.
For example, entering the term 'Data' to find the Tag 'Data Science'.
Agree terms and Creative Commons requirements by checking the tick boxes.
It is important to check for copyright when using images or videos and or uploading presentations before publication.
SlideWiki allows you to upload existing presentations and supports:
Open Office (.odp)
Export SlideWiki Deck (.zip)
Fill out the form, the terms and license are required fields.
To upload a file use the Select File button.
Select Add Deck
Agree to the terms and license by checking the tick boxes.
Please wait as the file uploads.This may take time if there are many slides and large images.
The upload completes
with a green bar and then
a Deck created! dialogue box appears.
A slide preview is provided.
Check and adapt the output in SlideWiki.
Speaker Notes, tags and accessibility attributes for images should be saved by SlideWiki.
When you create a new deck, you will be taken to the Deck View.
Choose a theme
for a deck when you upload your PowerPoint (.pptx file) or Open Office (.odp) presentation files.
If you select a theme within the form you will see a preview of the upload in that theme, for example in Dark Slate Blue.
You will also have a chance to choose the deck theme (1) by going back to the initial deck link at the beginning of the
breadcrumb trail (2).
Then select the Edit tab. This will take you to further options.
This will take you to the Deck Edit Properties.
Selecting the Published button makes the deck visible to public users on SlideWiki.
Unlisted decks can not be copied and will not show up in search results or listings.
When a Deck is Published this is indicated by a green tag next to the Deck title.
When a Deck is Unlisted this is indicated by a red tag next to the Deck title.
Unlisted decks do not appear
in searches and cannot
When a Deck is Forked this is the term used on SlideWiki for copying the Deck.
Use "Unlisted" when Decks are still being drafted.
This is the Deck Landing Page.
On the Deck Landing Page
there is the option to view Deck Stats.
You can view timeline and user activity and then return to the Deck Info.
On the Deck Landing Page
there is also the option to change the langauge of the deck if this is available.
See also our Translation Guide.
SlideWiki allows guest users who are not signed in to change the language of the page.