PDFs and PowerPoints: How to Upload Content to Natterhub - Natterhub

PDFs and PowerPoints: How to Upload Content to Natterhub

PDFs and PowerPoints: How to Upload Content to Natterhub

By now, you’re probably already familiar with the Natterhub news feed. It works just like any other social media channel, and you can use it to share all kinds of content. You can write posts and add special frames, comment on other peoples’ posts, share activities with your pupils and even upload photos and videos. (If you need a hand doing any of these, you can find instructional videos on our Facebook and Twitter pages).

But did you know that you can also use the news feed to share resources you’ve made for other lessons? You can share any worksheets as a PDF, or if you’ve made a PowerPoint presentation you can upload it for everyone to see! There are a few extra steps you’ll need to remember, but this guide will show you how simple it is!


How to Upload a PDF

Adding worksheets to Natterhub as PDFs is a great way to get pupils using the platform, and save on paper! Here’s how you do it:

  1. Click the Add Media button at the top of the news feed.
  2. Select Upload New File, just as you would to upload an image or video.
  3. Choose the file on your computer that you want to upload.
  4. You won’t be able to see a preview, but your PDF will be uploaded, ready to post. 
  5. If you want pupils to be able to edit your PDF, click the Add interactive whiteboard button.
  6. Click the Post button!

Once the PDF is on the news feed you can click on it to get a zoomed-in view, and use the arrow buttons to move between pages.

If you want to see the whole process for yourself, there’s a video on our Facebook page.


How to Upload a PowerPoint

Before you can share a PowerPoint on Natterhub, you first need to upload it to OneDrive. If you don’t already have a OneDrive account, click here to set one up.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to use OneDrive to create an embed link for your powerpoint:


  1. Click Upload > Files and select the PowerPoint file you want to share.
  2. Once the file has been uploaded, click to open it in your browser.
  3. Go to File > Share > Embed 
  4. Copy the long string of text that appears in the Embed Code box.
  5. Go back to your Natterhub news feed and paste the text. It won’t appear as a post, but you should see a preview of the presentation.
  6. Add some text to go along with the PowerPoint, then click Post!

To see a video of the whole process, just head to our Facebook page.


Still need help?

To see a step-by-step video 

If you have more questions you want to ask about Natterhub then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Simply drop us an email at info@natterhub.com, or call us on 0114 399 6905, and we’ll be happy to help.


About Natterhub

Natterhub is an educational social media platform created to prepare primary school children to thrive online. 

Our interactive lessons give children all the skills that they need to stay safe in a digital landscape, and our Badges of Honour help teachers to keep track of their progress. 

With a cleverly designed interface that looks and feels like social media, children learn in an environment that feels like the real deal whilst teachers can make use of the extensive Natterhub content library to keep pupils engaged and inspired.

Natterhub is powered by TwinklHive, and is used in over 40 countries around the world. Twinkl, a global educational publishing house, offers primary and secondary resources to 8.5 million members, across 197 countries.

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