Add a Google Slide to Digital Sign


Adding a Google Slides file is simple using the Web Content feature.

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How do I use this technology?

Setting up your Google Slides presentation

Hidden slides will be displayed!
  1. Login to your Google Workspace @ UA account.
  2. Create, or edit your presentation as you would do normally.
  3. When you are ready to publish, Click the File menu.

    Google Slides File Menu button highlighted
  4. Click Share.
  5. Click Publish to the web.

    Google Slides - File menu Publish to web button highlighted
  6. Choose the Embed option.

    Google Slides Publish to web embed button highlighted
    1. Change the Slide size to Large (1440x839).
    2. If there is more than one slide, adjust the Auto-advance slides value as appropriate to facilitate message comprehension.
    3. Select Start slideshow as soon as the player loads.
    4. Select Restart the slideshow after the last slide.
  7. Click Publish.

    Google Slides Publish to the web Embed Publish button highlighted
  8. At the Are you sure you want to publish this selection? confirmation prompt, click Ok.

    Google Slides Publish to the web Embed confirmation dialog window
  9. Google will now display embed code starting with with <iframe... Copy all of the code.

    Google Slides Publish to the web Embed coded highlighted
  10. Close the Publish to the web dialog window.
  11. Proceed to the Add to Digital Sign.


Audio in Google Slides

Google Slides allows you to add audio to presentations for a single slide, or through the entire presentation.

  1. Upload an mp3, or wav file to your Google Drive.
  2. After the upload completes, right-click the file and choose Share.
  3. In the window that opens click Advanced then change Private - Only you can access this to On - anyone with the link.
  4. Open your Slides document.
  5. Click Insert, and click Audio.
  6. Select the file from your Drive in the dialog window.
  7. Click the speaker icon that appears on your document.
  8. Click Formatting Options in the Slides toolbar.
  9. In the sidebar that opens under Audio Playback enable Start Playing Automatically.
  10. Adjust the slider to set the volume level.
  11. Hide the icon when presenting by selecting Loop audio.
  12. Uncheck Stop on slide change to play the audio in the background of the entire presentation.


Add to Digital Sign

  1. Login to TrilbyTV.
  2. In the top-right click the + icon, and chose Web Content.

    TrilbyTV New Web Content button highlighted
  3. Paste in the <iframe> link you copied.

    TrilbyTV Add Web Content iframe textarea highlighted
  4. Click Save.
  5. TrilbyTV will automatically recognize the Google slideshow and may enable some options.

    TrilbyTV Web Content Saved

    You can adjust the following settings:
    To change how long each slide is displayed adjust the & Show each item for setting.
    • To enable the presentation to repeat ensure Loop presentation is enabled.
    • To change how long the whole slideshow will display for adjust the Show on Player for setting.

    Remember if you are using a slideshow with multiple slides, the time to show on the player should be set to the total length of the slideshow. So 3 sides, at 5 seconds per slide, should be shown for 15 seconds. If you choose to turn off Loop presentation, then once all the slides have been displayed, the next piece of content will be shown.
  6. Enable the Create AppleTV slides option to automatically generate a version of the Slides doc for display on Apple TV.

    TrilbyTV Web Content Create Apple TV button highlighted
    • The slideshow will automatically update from the Google Slides document at the time interval you set.
  7. Save the changes to the content settings.

    TrilbyTV Web Content Save Options button highlighted


If you have a single slide to display for a long period, just set the Show on Player to a high number. 30 minutes would be 1800 seconds.


Need additional help or have issues

For support, requests may be submitted anytime using the appropriate Digital Signage form. Requests generate a Ticket which will be worked in order received and urgency by IT Employees with the knowledge and permissions to assist with the request.

For immediate assistance please review the Contact Us page for the appropriate support group.

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