How To Upload Faculty Lectures

Revised 7/16/2018


To expidite the process of sharing course and lecture materials with the DAOM Office and students, we require DAOM Faculty Members to submit their lectures and lecture notes on Google Drive.  Our goal is to deliver lecture content and information to our DAOM Fellows in a timely fashion.  To accomplish this we are asking all faculty members to upload their PowerPoint lectures, PDF, documents,etc using Google Drive and Google Suite of Applications.

All DAOM Faculty Members will be assigned a folder on Google Drive.  In order to use Google Drive, you will need to create a Google Gmail account.  Your folder will have your name, followed by (DAOM Faculty), i.e. “John Smith (DAOM Faculty).”

To find this folder:

  1. please log into Google Drive (
  2. On the right-hand column, click on “shared with me.”
  3. Right click on your folder i.e. “John Smith (DAOM Faculty)”.
  4. In the menu, please click on “add to my drive”
  5. The folder will now be visible in “My Drive” which is your main screen for Google Drive
  6. Please follow the same process for adding any folder or files shared with you by the DAOM Office (such as Medical Presentation folders, Capstone Folders, etc.).
  7. If you aren’t able to access the current quarter DAOM folder please email us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Please LOAD your Medical Presentations to Google Drive.  You should edit the versions already on Google Drive.  We want all Faculty Lectures in Google Drive.  That way if there are any issues I can take care of it BEFORE the presentations.  If you still need to make corrections or edits to your presentation, you can do so in the Google Slides format.

Some tips for your Slides and Lecture:

  1. Don’t use font smaller than 24 and only use 24 sparingly.  If you stand back from your computer and you have to squint to see the screen, it’s probably too small.
  2. Don’t use your slides as your script.  If you have too much info on your slides, the audience will try to read too much of it and will ignore what you’ve just said.
  3. Use your slides to guide your audience to what your presenting.   If you’re trying to show a decrease in pain or an increase in ROM, then put those on its own slide to emphasize it.
  4. Avoid reading from your slides, use note cards if necessary.
  5. Citations are required for any article and photo you reference and use in your presentations.

Before you load your Lecture please be sure to turn on “Convert Uploads.”  Follow this link for detailed instructions (   

When you load it this way to Google Drive you should also be able to make last minute changes and edits to your Google Slides presentation, and we won’t have to worry about which version I loaded to the laptop.

You can load your Medical Presentations in one of 2 ways:

  1. In Google Drive you can start a new file in “Google Slides” which is Google’s version of PowerPoint.  About Google Slides (  You can make edits and changes to your presentation for each presentation you make this quarter from here.  This means you won’t have to keep uploading new version from your computer each time.
  2. Work on and save your Lecture as a PowerPoint on your computer.  Apple Keynote users will have to “Save as…” in order to convert it to PowerPoint.  Then upload your PowerPoint to Google Drive.
  3. Be sure you’ve turned on the auto-convert to Google Slides format. This is preferred because you can then make changes and edits directly to the Google Slides as explained above.

If you have any questions, please let us know.