When I try to access the Google slides, I am told I need to request access via Google. So I request access and nothing happens.

We provide direct access to the Google slides either via a “view-only” online presentation link or a “force copy” link, which allows you to make your own copy of the slides to edit, download, etc.  If you find yourself needing to request access via Google, please FIRST look to see if you can download the file in the FILE menu.  You would then have your own copy of the file and won’t need to request access.