• SlideWiki supports versioning , forking/branching and merging  for slides and decks (similar as GitHub and Bitbucket do for software code or ordinary Wikis for text).
  • SlideWiki ensures that every author's personal revisions of slides and decks are always preserved
  • New version of slides/decks are created based on the following criteria:

Persistent URL Scheme

SlideWiki provides a URL Scheme aiming to make content persistently accessible

For example, you can always access:

  • A particular revision of a slide/deck:
  • The latest revision of a slide:
  • The latest revision of a slide of a particular user:

Visibility, Licensing and Attribution

Users can set the visibility status of the deck. Invisible decks will not be listed in the SlideWiki home page.

SlideWiki is committed to open knowledge and giving credit to original authors and contributors. All contributions on SlideWiki (including images, styles etc.) have to be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license (CC-BY-SA).

SlideWiki tracks all contributors to a particular slide (respectively deck) and lists these contributors to acknowledge their contributions.

Editor Groups

  • users can create editor groups for each deck: enables multiple users to easily work on a presentation without creating new revisions for every change
  • To manage editors of a deck, go to the Edit tab of the respective deck. Then add users to your deck by entering their username or email address.
    • You can assign new editors to all sub-decks owned by you.
    • Current editors other than the owner of the deck can also add editors to the deck.

Editor groups issues

If you are an editor of the deck, but still are asked to create a new revision, that means that the deck is used in some other place. What you can do in this case in order not to create a new revision for the whole deck is:

  1. Right-click on the parent deck for the slide (not a root one, but the parent of this certain slide)
  2. Choose "Open in a new window"
  3. Go to the Edit tab of this small deck opened
  4. Click "Create copy and save" on the bottom of the page
  5. Return to the previous "large" deck
  6. Update the page. Now if the "small" deck is selected, you will see a yellow exclamation mark, indicating that a new revision is appeared.
  7. Go to the History tab, and click "use this revision" near the upper revision (which you've just created)


  • Slidewiki allows to automatically translate presentations using Google Translate
  • Presentations can be automatically translated into 54 languages and then edited and saved independently from the original.
  • After the original deck was changed, the translation deck start to have notification about that. There is the possibility to compare the revisions and to update the translation in accordance with changes.

How to translate your deck

  1. Make sure that you are logged in SlideWiki
  2. Select a deck or subdeck in the tree
  3. Open the list of existing translations in the top-right corner (see screenshot below)
  4. You can open existing translations of the deck by clicking on one of the languages
  5. If the desired language is not available in the list or if the translation is outdated, use the translate button at the bottom of the list
  6. SlideWiki will redirect you to the translated deck. However, the translation will not be ready momentarily, as it takes time to manage the translation process. Please, wait a few minutes and reload the page with the translated deck or return to it later.
  7. After the translation is completed, you can revise it

Creator: ali1k (VU Amsterdam)

soeren (TIB), darya (VUA), Daniel_Mietchen

Licensed under the Creative Commons
Attribution ShareAlike CC-BY-SA license

This deck was created using SlideWiki.