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Google Apps – Creating and Embedding an Image Slideshow Using Google Slides (UW-Madison)
This document outlines how to create and embed an image slideshow using UW-Madison Google Apps Slides.
- Log in to UW-Madison Google Apps and navigate to Google Drive by going to https://apps.google.wisc.edu/.
- Once in Drive, click the New button then click "Google Slides".
- Google Slides will probably open the "Choose a theme" window automatically upon entering Slides. Pick your preferred theme. The "Simple Dark" them works well with images.
- Delete all text boxes on the slide by selecting the text box and hitting the Backspace key on your keyboard.
- Insert an image by either clicking Insert > Image... or by clicking the insert image button in the toolbar.
- The "Insert image" window will appear. From here you can navigate to wherever your images are stored. You can insert images by taking a snapshot of your desktop, by inserting a URL to an image, from your campus Google Drive account, by doing a Google Image search, or by uploading a new image file. By default the "Upload" option is usually selected.
- After you have selected an image in the "Insert image" window, click the Select button if it does not disapper automatically.
- You will be back on your slide. Position the iamge as you see fit.
- Add a new slide to your presentation by clicking the dropdown to the right of the + button in the upper-left corner and selecting "Blank".
- Repeat steps 5 through 9 until you have added all the slides and images you want to your presentation.
- Next, we will publish and embed your slideshow (presentation). To do so, go to the menu and click File > Publish to web...
- Within in the "Publish to the web window, do the following:
- Click the "Embed" tab.
- Select the size of the slideshow you are going to embed.
- Select how often you want the images to advance to the next image.
- If you want the slide show to play automatically upon page load check "Start slideshow as soon as the player loads".
- If you would like the slide show to play in a loop, check "Restart the slideshow after the last slide".
- Once you are satisfied with your settings, click the Publish button.
- A window will pop up asking if you are sure you want to publish this selection. Click the OK button.
- The "Publish to the web" window will change. It now shows embed code for your presentation. Copy the embed code.
- You can paste this embed code wherever you are able to edit HTML. This includes Canvas or your departmental website. If pasting in Canvas make sure you are in code view before pasting.