YouTube Videos and New Settings in Google Slides

This post reminds me of how important it is to continue to learn and grow. Just when you think you might know everything there is to know about a tool, you discover that is not the case.

Google has made some changes recently with Google Slides. I really had not appreciated the change until it became beneficial to me last night. I had seen/read that Google included a video setting for YouTube videos that are included in a Google Slide but never realized to the extent of the features.

Autoplay YouTube Video
You now have the ability for YouTube videos to start playing when you get to the slide that the video is located on. This is a great enhancement as there have been many of times when I have given a presentation and I wanted the video to start. However, I had to go to my laptop to actually click on the video to get it started.

STEPS
  • Insert YouTube video from the insert menu
  • Select the YouTube video frame
  • Choose Video Options from the toolbar
  • Check ‘Autoplay when presenting’
(You will also notice that you have the option to mute audio in the video)
Choose Start and Stop Times with YouTube Video
But that is not what I was most excited about. I discovered that you can actually have the video start and stop at particular times. In other words, if you find a YouTube video that you only want to show 30 seconds of, instead of the entire video, you can!
STEPS

  • Insert YouTube video from the insert menu
  • Select the YouTube video frame
  • Choose Video Options from the toolbar
  • Determine your start and stop times
And that is my Spiel…

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