Google Presentation for Unattended Slideshows

Tech Tips for Tuesday

You can use Google Presentation for kiosk applications. Last week, I used it to post my final-exam rules in a constant rotationthrough the entire period.

Just build the presentation in Google Drive, and then use thePublish to Web… option on the File menu. The dialog box lets you select options such as automatic start, automatic restart, and time delay between slides.

I wanted a twelve-second delay, but that isn’t offered in the drop-down field. I found you can just change this in the URL. It’s coded as milliseconds, so I changed the 10000 at the end to 12000.

Here’s the URL I used on my projector screen all day Friday:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ThOJV_WpPNtbTQirHkkVNxIfGEuAqnzy4hZO_bj9USM/pub?start=false&loop=true&delayms=10000

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