I attended @jonathan.evans session on using Google to simplify IT at CITN. I’m considering using Google Slides for classroom presentations (leaving the main service with ProPresenter) and am wondering if anyone else has implemented this successfully?
I’ve run into a few issues I’m unsure how to overcome / if they can be overcome. The biggest issue is that while I can get the slide show to open full screen, I can’t get the videos to do the same - at least not automatically. e.g., when someone hits next slide, I want the video to fill the entire screen, not just a portion of the screen with a black border around it.
More minor issues I’m facing are:
- I’m not a huge fan of the speaker/presenter notes setup. In ProPresenter you can see all slides at once (while the presentation is playing) and jump between slides as needed - Google Slides only shows the current, next, and previous slides…and has a big useless speaker notes area (since there aren’t notes in our children’s classrooms)
- I haven’t been able to figure out a way to get Slides to recognize that I have multiple screens attached and to set a default screen for the presenter view and a default screen for the presentation (out) view.
If anyone has any suggestions on these topics, I’d love to hear them. I’m also taking a look at Proclaim…but I really like that Google Slides is part of the suite folks are already using and that it doesn’t require separate software to run.