Friday, February 24, 2012

Using YouTube Videos in Google Docs Presentations

  • One of the nice aspects of Google Docs Presentation is the ability to quickly search for and add YouTube videos to a presentation.
  • Pictured below is a gas laws presentation I made for my chemistry class. This particular slide is about Boyle's Law.

  • If I wanted to add a video, I would first click the "insert" tab.

  • The next step is to click the "video" selection.

  • A popup then appears that allows the user to select a pertinent video from YouTube. The search subject generally has something to do with the title of the slide. In this case, it is "Boyle's Law." You can change the subject to whatever you want.

  • If you want to play a video before putting it in your slide show, you can do so. If you like the video, you can highlight it and then click the "select video" tab on the bottom.

  • The video will now show up on your slide show. You can move it around to wherever you want it on the slide.

  • When showing the presentation, you can now click the "play" icon on the video to play it. You can have it show on full screen by clicking the bottom right corner of the video.

  • That's all there is to it. Happy presenting!