GP6 - How do I create and present GP6 slides?
Creating and sharing GP6 slides is a teacher function that students generally do not need to use. However, students sometimes ask for instructions, so they are provided here.

Create a GP6 Document

A set of GP6 slides is called a GP6 "Document".

  1. Open GP6.
  2. You can do these steps in or outside of a live meeting. If you are in a live meeting you must also be the Presenter to perform these steps.
  3. Click the "folder" button (next to Logout).
  4. Select New Document, add a Title, and click Create.
  5. Use Add Slide to create pages (slides). (To see the Add Slide button, hover the cursor over the Home slide or any other slide, and click the green + sign.)
  6. When you click the Add Slide button, you have multiple options.
    • You can import a simple PowerPoint presentation as a set of slides. This is the simplest and fastest way to create a set of GP6 slides. However, it does not retain formatting and style for complex slides or slides with multiple images.
    • You can open a blank Whiteboard.
    • You can directly import an image as a slide.
    • You can "snapshot" a slide. The most powerful way to make a new slide is to use an Application Window Snapshot slide (see below).

Create a "Snapshot" slide

  1. You can do these steps in or outside of a live meeting. If you are in a live meeting you must also be the Presenter to perform these steps.
  2. If you are already in a live meeting presenting a slide, use the Click to Lock button (upper left) to keep that slide in front of the class while you create a new slide behind the scenes. The presented slide (the one the participants are seeing) will always have a red border in the Slide Reel.
  3. Follow the previous instructions to Create a GP6 Document if you have not already.
  4. Open the application you want to "share" (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, a picture viewer, etc.). Make sure it is showing what you want to show to others. (The application window may be hidden behind other windows but must not be minimized.)
  5. To Add Slide, hover over the Home slide (or any slide) in the Slide Reel and click the green + sign.
  6. Select Application Window Snapshot.
  7. Select the application window you want to share. This immediately takes a Snapshot of the application window.
  8. To show this slide content to the meeting participants, use the Click to Lock button (upper left) to unlock the view (if you had previously locked it) and then select the Application Window Snapshot slide in the Slide Reel. The presented slide (the one the participants are seeing) will always have a red border in the Slide Reel.
    • Once the Application Window Snapshot slide is created and in the Slide Reel, you can Update Snap to update the slide content, you can Snap to Slide to create a new slide from the application window current content
    • If the slide is too large, adjust the scale (upper left) and Update Snap.
    • Some application windows, including Chrome browser and Libre Office windows, cannot be captured. For these applications, capture the full screen and use the Snap Mask to isolate the area you want (see below).
    • Slides in the Slide Reel can be moved (drag and drop), deleted (hover over slide and click red "X"), and recovered (from the Trash).

Use Snap Mask

Use Snap Mask to crop your captured slide or capture content that is not able to be captured in an application window.

  1. Adjust the content of the application window. (The application window may be hidden behind other windows but must not be minimized.)
  2. If you are already in a live meeting presenting a slide, use the Click to Lock button (upper left) to keep that slide in front of the class while you create a new slide behind the scenes. The presented slide (the one the participants are seeing) will always have a red border in the Slide Reel.
  3. In the Slide Reel (left side), select the Application Window slide (red camera icon overlay).
  4. Use Update Snap if you need to refresh the content of the Application Window slide. This immediately takes a Snapshot of the application window.
  5. Use your left mouse button to click-and-drag a "box" around the part of the snapshot that you want to capture (after you draw the initial box, you can adjust the sides).
  6. Use the Snap to Slide button to create a new slide that contains just the masked area.
  7. Tip: To capture content that is not able to be captured in a window, use Select Window to select the full screen, then mask out the area you want to capture to a new slide.
  8. To show this new slide to the meeting participants, use the Click to Lock button (upper left) to unlock the view (if you had previously locked it) and then select the new slide in the Slide Reel. The presented slide (the one the participants are seeing) will always have a red border in the Slide Reel.

Annotating slides

  1. Select a slide in the Slide Reel (left side).
  2. Activate the Annotation tools (upper left).
  3. Add annotation to the slide. (Note that the slide thumbnail in the Slide Reel turns yellow, to remind you that there is unsaved annotation on that slide.)
  4. To "save" annotation on a slide, use the Flatten Annotation button in the Annotation tools (any annotation that is not flattened will be lost if you close GP6).

Saving GP6 Documents

  • GP6 Documents can have multiple Versions. This allows you to "save" a Version and then keep working on it or develop different Versions from it.
  • GP6 Documents and Versions always "save" to the cloud, not to the local computer.
  • In GP6, to "save" a Version you Lock that Version so it cannot longer be changed. Any further changes will create a new Version from the locked Version, while leaving the locked Version intact and accessible.
  • Lock the current Version using the Save button (upper left disc icon).
  • You must Lock a Version before it can be submitted to a StudyPlace assignment.
  • GP6 Documents and Versions of documents can be hidden or restored to visibility within your GP6 Document Library. This allows you to manage your GP6 library, where all documents and versions are stored in the cloud not on your local computer.
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