Creating a PDF from Google Docs, Google Slides, Microsoft Word or Powerpoint

TeacherMade lets you very easily add auto-graded interactivity to any PDF. You can use the powerful formatting capabilities of Google Slides, Google Docs, Microsoft Word or Powerpoint to write a lesson, including all the practice questions. Then export that to a PDF file and import it into TeacherMade to add the auto-grading overlays. Here's how you export a PDF file from each of those tools.

Google Slides and Google Docs

  • Open your Google Slides or Google Docs document.
  • Click the "File" menu.
  • Click "Download."
  • Select "PDF Document."

  • Choose the location on your local computer to store your document.

Microsoft Word or Powerpoint

  • Open your Word document.
  • Click the "File" menu.
  • Choose "Save As"

  • Click the down arrow next to the file type:

  • Choose "PDF (*.pdf)" from the available file types. Note that Powerpoint will show you different file types and that "PDF" is close to the top of the list.

  • Choose the location on your local computer to store your document.

Make It Auto-Graded

Once you've saved your PDF file to a location on your local computer, you'll just select that file when creating a new activity in TeacherMade. This article explains how! You'll add auto-graded interactions right on top of the materials in the PDF. It only takes minutes and will save you hours and hours of time!

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