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2 Simple Ways on How to Create a Concept Map in Google Slides

Jun 12, 2023

Do you want to help your audience stay focused and understand your presentation easily?

Make a visually appealing presentation by creating a concept map in Google Slides. Using this graphic organizer can aid comprehension and even boost engagement. 

In this article, we will go through the following discussion:

  • Make a concept map in Google Slides presentation.

  • Use the hierarchy diagrams for your concept maps in Google Slides.

  • Final thoughts on how to create a concept map in Google Slides

Make a Concept Map in Google Slides Presentation

If you want to make a concept map template for your Google Slides presentation, all you need to do is:

  1. Open Chrome browser, select the "Google Apps" button, and click "Google Slides."

    From your browser, select Google Apps and click "Google Slides."
  2. Select a new blank presentation from your Google Slides tab,

    Select the blank presentation for your concept map template
  3. Go to the "Slide" menu bar, select "Apply layout" from the drop-down menu, and click the "Blank" slide layout for your Google Slide deck.

    Select "slide" menu bar, click "Apply Layout" and choose the blank slide
  4. Select the "Insert" menu bar and click "Shape" from the dropdown menu, then choose "Shapes" from the pop-up menu.

    Go to the Insert menu bar and click "Shape" from the drop-down menu. Then select "Shapes"
  5. From the "Shapes" pop-up menu, select a specific shape icon for the main idea of your Concept map on Google Slides.

    select a specific shape for your main idea
  6. Click and drag it in the middle of your Google Slides presentation, then repeat Step 5.

    Then select another different shapes for your sub-topics.
  7. Once you've added shapes to your slide deck, go to the toolbar section and select "Lines."

    Click "Lines" and connect your main ideas to your sub-topics.
  8. Connect the shapes to the central idea for your concept map on Google Slides.

    Once you connect all the shapes in your concept map
  9. After you've connected all the shapes, double-click a shape in your Google Slides concept map and start typing the labels.

    Double click the shape and type in all your ideas for your concept map.
  10. Once you've finished adding the labels, you have created a Google Slides concept map.

    You have now created a concept map in Google Slides

Use the Hierarchy Diagrams for Your Concept Maps in Google Slides

Another way to create a concept map for your powerful business presentation is by using the "Diagrams" option. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new presentation slide from your Google Slides.

    create a new presentation slide
  2. Go to the "Slide" menu tab and select "Apply layout" from the drop-down menu. Then, click the "Blank" slide layout to make a concept map on your slide deck.

    Select 'slide" and click "Apply layout" then choose the blank slide for your concept map.
  3. Go to the "Insert" tab and select "Diagram" from the drop-down menu.

    Select "Insert" tab and click "diagram"
  4. Click "Hierarchy" from the pop-up menu of the "Diagram" option.

    From the "Diagram" select "Hierarchy"
  5. Once the "Hierarchy" diagrams appear on the right side of your Google Slides presentation, click a specific layout you want to use for your concept map on Google Slides.

    Once the "Hierarchy pane appears on your right select, select your desired layout for your concept map
  6. After you've selected a diagram, it will immediately appear on your slide deck.

    Once you select it from the pane, it will directly display on your slide deck.
  7. Start typing in the labels on your concept map by double-clicking the text boxes.

    Then double click the boxes to type in your ideas inside it.

Quick Tip: Check out our tutorial on how to use a diagram in Google Slides.

Customize your concept map in Google Slides

To customize your concept on Google Slides, follow these steps:

  1. On your existing Google Slides, select the shapes you want to customize.

  2. If you want to change the fill color of your shapes, select "Fill color" from the toolbar section.

  3. When the drop-down menu opens, choose your preferred color for your shapes.

  4. Once you've selected, the fill color for the shape will change immediately.

Note: You can change your concept maps' border color and font style. Select the shapes and click "font" or "border-color" on your toolbar section.

Final Thoughts on How to Create Concept Map in Google Slides

Most business presentations use concept maps to lay out strategies for their potential clients. Doing so can help people easily understand their goals and message. You can also deliver a good presentation with a well-crafted concept map.

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Frequently Asked Questions about How to Create a Concept Map in Google Slides

What are some examples of graphic organizers?

A concept map is an example of a graphic organizer. Here are other graphic organizers you can use:

Can I use the concept map from Google Slides to Google Docs?

You can seamlessly use the concept map from your Google Slides presentation on Google Docs. Compy, the entire map, then paste it on Google Docs.  

How can I make a concept map in Google Docs?

You must use a drawing tool when creating diagrams and concept maps in Google Docs. Doing so will let you create lines and shapes for your concept maps.

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