How To Use Google Slides As A Photo Gallery In Canvas - Faculty & Staff

  1.  Login to Google using your Allen-Stevenson account
  2. Click on the Apps icon (1) and select the yellow Slides icon (2) from the drop down 

  3. Create a Google Slide presentation to be used as a photo slideshow in Canvas.Tip: Google provides photo album templates if you want more intricate design options. Otherwise you can design your own or just insert photos as background images on slides.
  4. Click on the blue Share button in the top right corner.


    Note: If you haven’t already, you will be prompted to name the file before sharing.  
  5.  On the share with others screen click Advanced in the bottom right corner 

  6. On the sharing settings screen make sure that under “Who has access” that access is set to Private- Only you can access. While counterintuitive, it is important that this setting is selected in order to prevent others from being able to edit or delete the slideshow. Canvas users will still have full viewing rights, however they will not have the ability to edit. 

    Tip: Under “Owner settings”  you can click the check mark box to Disable options to download, print, and copy for commenters and viewers if you do not want to allow this feature within Canvas

  7. Click Done
  8. Open the File menu and select Publish to the web...

  9.  Click the Embed tab. 

  10. Chose the correct slide show settings and click Publish.

  11.  Copy the text that appears in the Embed Code box. You can easily copy this text by highlighting it and typing Command-C on your keyboard. 

  12. Log in to Canvas and access your course.
  13. You can make your Google slideshow appear anywhere that uses the Rich Content Editor. Access the Rich Content Editor where you want to show your Google slideshow  and click the HTML Editor link. 

  14. In the HTML view [1], paste the embed code you copied earlier by clicking in the text box where you want the Google slideshow to appear and typing Command-V to paste. To make sure the content appears correctly, switch back to the Visual View by clicking the Rich Content Editor link [2]. 

  15. You may want to change the width of the embedded slides. Using the Rich Content Editor, click and drag the embedded document box to the desired width. The height will automatically adjust to the new width of the box. 

  16. Click the Save button to save any changes to the post made in the Rich Content Editor.

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