Monday, September 21, 2015

Add a Photo Slideshow to your Google Site

A teacher challenged me with a task this morning. She emailed asking if I knew how to insert a photo slideshow into Google Sites. Ummm, sure don't, but give me a few minutes and I will! I love getting questions like these from teachers because I get to learn something new, too. :)

After clicking around and reading forums, this is what I discovered. And please comment if you know of another/better way to do this!

Gather Your Photos

Go to photos.google.com.
  • If you already have photos in here that you want to use, click the button to create a photo album and then add the photos that you have to it. 
  • If you need to upload the photos, click the upload button, locate and upload your photos, then create the album and add the photos that you just uploaded to it. 



Insert the Photos as a Slideshow in Google Sites

In your Google Site, go to the page on which you'd like to add the slideshow.
  • Click to Edit the page and place your cursor where the slideshow should go. 
  • Go to Insert, Google+, Photo Album. 

Select the album to be placed on the page.
Choose the settings you like. I changed the size to Large and selected AutoPlay. Very cool feature!
After you click Save, you'll see the photo album placeholder. If you need to edit the size or other properties again, click the Properties gear on the bottom left of the photo album placeholder.

On mine, I clicked the button to center the slideshow on the page. When you're ready, click Save on your Google Site to see the finished product! Since I selected "Autoplay", my slideshow runs automatically. Love it!
Stay Googly, friends!