So essentially, I have spent most of the summer creating a digital notebook for my students. I am using Google Slides for this presentation and want to send the presentation to my students, have them create their own copy and then be able to edit their copy and do their work in the slides. Then, at the end of the week, send me a link to their work and I can look at it, edit it and grade it. Is this possible if the student does not have a Gmail account?

  • Before asking, have you tried yourself to access document without Google account?
    – Kos
    Aug 30, 2020 at 16:40

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The student will need to have a GOOGLE account. It does not matter whether the name of this account is johnny.student@gmail.come or johnny.student@someOtherMail.com

But they must have a Google account, and that Google account must know where to find your slideshop


There is a workaround :

You need to create / duplicate the files & give them the link to the file with permissions set to "Anyone with link can edit"

Simply click Share on the file then change the settings accordingly .

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