Importing resources

Import an existing resource into Lumio, such as a Microsoft PowerPoint, PDF, SMART Notebook file, Lumio, or Google file. When you import, you can choose to import the entire file or just the pages you select.

After importing a resource, you can open it in Editing mode and add more content such as activities, videos, blank whiteboard pages, or import another file to combine it with your current file.

To import a resource

  1. To import a compatible file Lumio supports SMART Notebook, PDF, and PowerPoint files. When connected to Google Drive it also supports Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. file as a new lesson, click Import or drag the file into your My Library tab.


    To add the imported file to an existing lesson, open the lesson in Editing mode, browse to the page that you want the imported file to be inserted after and click Add .

    The Add page window appears.

  2. Click Import resource to open its drop-down menu.

  3. Select one of the following options:



    My computer

    Choose this option to import a file saved locally on your computer.

    When you select this option, the Browse window opens where you can navigate to the file’s location on your computer, select it, and click Open.

    Google file

    Choose this option to import a file saved to your Google Drive.


    You must have Lumio connected to your Google Drive to see this option. Learn more about using Google Drive with Lumio.

    When you select this option, the Select a file window opens showing your Google Drive files. Navigate to the file you want, select it, and click Select.

    My library

    Choose this option to import a file already saved in your files (the files in your My Library tab). This is useful if there are pages from an existing file that you want to use in a new lesson without having to duplicate the whole lesson.

    When you select this option, a window opens showing all your existing Lumio lessons. Choose the lesson you want and then click Select.


    Find the resource you want quickly by organizing the list of lessons by date added or by name. You can also use the search bar to make finding a specific lesson even easier.

  4. Once the file has been selected for import, a window opens showing all the pages in that file. You can choose the Select all option to import all the pages in the file, or select individual pages to import.

    Once you are finished selecting which pages to import, click Add.

    After the file is imported, it opens in Editing mode.

    An image of a lesson opened in Editing mode.

    From Editing mode, you can either modify the lesson you just imported or select Finish Editing.


    • When you import PDF, PowerPoint, or Google files, each page is imported as a presentation page with static images. You can add text and images to these pages and write and draw on these pages, but you can’t manipulate objects, and students can only view the page.

      If you designed a page to include student interaction (such as a crossword, word search, and so on), you can convert the page to an activity to enable students to interact with it.

    • When you import a SMART Notebook file, each page is imported with editable objects. Select an object or piece of text to reveal controls for unlocking, moving, rotating, resizing, duplicating, or deleting it.


  • Importing resources
  • SMART Notebook files
  • Importing files from Google Drive
  • PDF
  • PowerPoint
  • New lesson