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Learn How to Make Jeopardy on Google Slides

Jun 13, 2023

Did you know that you can make a Jeopardy game on Google Slides?

Deliver fun and exciting activities for your class by learning how to create Jeopardy on Google Slides.

In this blog post, we will walk through the following:

  • Create a Jeopardy board

  • Create a question-and-answer layout

  • Create the subject slide

  • Create the questions slide

  • Create an answer slide

  • Add hyperlinks to the text boxes

  • Frequently asked questions about creating Jeopardy games for Google Slides

Create a Jeopardy Board

If you want to make your Jeopardy game on Google Slides, you must create the game board slide. Follow these steps:

  1. Click the "Google Apps" button on your Chrome browser and select "Google Slides."

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

    Select a blank presentation for your Jeopardy game in Google Slides
  3. Go to the "Slide" menu and click "New slide" for your Jeopardy game board slide.

    Create a new slide for your game board
  4. Then, click the "Slide" menu, select "Apply layout," and choose the "Blank" slide layout.

    Go to "Slide" menu bar and select "Apply layout". Then select "Blank" slide
  5. Click the "Text box" button on your toolbar. Then, create and drag a box for the subject you want to add to your Jeopardy game.

    Click the text box in the toolbar section and drag it on the title position of your slide.
  6. Create another text box for the respective score of that cell and duplicate it to make four columns for your scoreboard.

    Create anothe "Text box and duplicate it to make four copy.
  7. Once you've completed your Jeopardy game's first subject and scoreboard, select all the text boxes and right-click them.

  8. Select "Copy" and right-click any area on your slide.

    Select copy and right-click anywhere from your slide
  9. Then, click "Paste." Repeat this process three times to create a "5x4" dimension for your game board slide.

    select paste and do until you will have a 5*4 dimension

Create a Question-and-Answer Layout

For the question-and-answer layout of your Jeopardy game, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the "View" tab and select "Theme Builder."

    Go to the "View" menu bar and select "Theme builder"
  2. Create a new layout after the first slide, press "Ctrl + M," and click the "Rename" button on the toolbar.

    Create a new layout and select "rename" at the toolbar section of your theme builder.
  3. When a dialog box for "Rename layout" opens, type in "Question slide" and click "OK."

    rename it as "Question slide" and click ok.
  4. Click the "Shape" button and select "Callouts" from the drop-down menu. Then, choose the star shape.

    Click shape and select "Callouts." Then select "Star"
  5. Click and drag the start at the lower-right corner of your slide.

    Click and drag it to the lower-right corner of your presentation slide.
  6. Right-click it, select "Link" from the context menu.

    Right click the Star shape and select "Link" from the context box.
  7. When the dialog box for the "Links" appears, click "Next Slide."

    When the dialog box for Links" appears, select "Next Slide"
  8. Press "Ctrl + M" to create another layout for your "answer slide" and rename it.

    Create another layout for the answer presentation slide and rename it.
  9. Click "Shape" on the toolbar section and select "Shapes." Choose the heart icon.

    Select the "Shape" and click the heart icon.
  10. Click and drag the heart to the lower-right of your presentation slide and right-click it.

    Click and drag it at the lower-right corner of your presentation slide. Then right click it
  11. Select "Link" from the context menu and click "Slides in this presentation." Then, choose "Slide 2."

    select "Slide 2" from the link dialog box.

Create the Subject Slide

To create the subject slide of your Jeopardy game, all you need to do is:

  1. Go to the "Slide" menu bar, and click "New slide" to create your question slide.

    Create a new blank slide for your subject slide
  2. Select the "Text box" option from the toolbar, then drag and create a box for the title slide of your question.

    Select a text box and drag at the title position of your presentation slide.
  3. Select the "Text box" option again, drag the box below the title slide, and type the subject.

    Then create another text box for each subject on your Jeopardy game on Google Slides.

    You have now created a subject slide for your Jeopardy game.

    until you create this

Quick Tip: Check out our guide on making your Google Slides aesthetic to boost the visual appeal of your Jeopardy game.

Create the Questions Slide

To create a question slide on your Google Slides, follow these steps:

  1. Create a "New Slide" for your Jeopardy game and select "Layout" from the toolbar. Then, choose the "Question Slide" layout.

    create "new slide" and select "Layout" then choose the "Question layout you create earlier.
  2. On the "Title Slide" placeholder, type the subject of the question slide and the points for a correct answer.

    Type the respective subject on that particular presentation slide
  3. For the body placeholder, type the question for that point and repeat the process until you've created all the question slides.

    on the body placehold insert the question for that subject, do this to the same slide for your game

Create the Answer Slide

To create an answer or clue slide on your Google Slides presentation, follow these steps:

  1. Create a "New slide" for your "clue slide." Then, select "Layout" from the toolbar section and click the "Answer" slide layout.

    Create a new slide and select "Layout" from the toolbar section. Then select the answer layout.
  2. Type in the title placeholder text the question for that answer. Meanwhile, write the answer in that box for the body placeholder text.

    for the title slide of your answer insert again the question and type in the answer at the body placeholder text.
  3. Repeat the process until you've created all the answer slides.

    Repeat the process to all other slide of your answer.

Add Hyperlinks to the Text Boxes

  1. Go to the Jeopardy game board presentation slide and highlight "1 point" in the "text box" for English. Click the "Link" icon on the toolbar section.

    Highlight the whole word inside the text box and select "Link"
  2. When the context menu opens, select "Slide in this presentation" and click the specific question slide for that point.

    Select "Slide in this presentation" and click the specific Jeopardy "Questions"
  3. Repeat the process until you've hyperlinked all the point text boxes for your Jeopardy game.

    Repeat the process until you hyperlink all the text boxes for your Jeopardy on Google Slides.

Quick Tip: Press Ctrl + K to easily link your slides on your Jeopardy game in Google Slides.

Final Thoughts on How to Make Jeopardy on Google Slides

Learning through experience is one way to maximize student learning in a classroom. By creating a Jeopardy game on Google Slides, you're also encouraging student involvement in the learning process

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Frequently Asked Questions About Creating Jeopardy Games for Google Slides:

What are the benefits of Jeopardy games in the classroom?

The following are the advantages of making your own interactive game for your classroom:

What are the main objectives of fun games?

The main goals of creating a fun game in Google Slides are:

  • learning

  • enjoying

  • collaborative thinking

  • growing

Why must interactive games be enjoyable?

Interactive games must be enjoyable to encourage people to participate. By coming together, they also develop a collaborative spirit.

What is a Jeopardy game?

Jeopardy is one of the most popular American television games with a reversed question-and-answer format. The game master provides the answer, and the contestants must deliver the correct question.

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