embedding Google Slides into Bb
I use Google Slides quite often. I also share these slides with students. It turns out that embedding Google Slides isn't as straightforward as one would think. There are two methods for embedding Google Slides: 1) publish your presentation to the Internet and use the provided embed code or 2) don't publish your slides and modify the url.
The difference has to do with the permissions.
- Public on the web means that it will be available to anyone. Public documents and files can show up in search results, and anyone who finds the web address of the doc can access it.
- Anyone with the link is like an unlisted phone number. Another person can only view it if they have the exact URL of the doc, file or folder.
But what if you didn't want your slides to be that public or show up in search results? That's when you might want to go with the second option of making the presentation available to anyone with the link. But if you choose this option, there are some things you have to do before you can embed the presentation so your students can see it. The reason is because when you choose this option, you don't actually create a webpage that can be embedded. The way around this is to create a "preview" option of your presentation.
Step 1: Make your slides public by changing the permissions to Anyone with the link can view.
Step 2: In the presentation's URL, replace the highlighted section with "preview".
- https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XO1C6ygsiRUhjj5ahhhajZQaALiqQNAQPf2IRzPG874/preview with some numbers after it