Add a Google Slideshow to Your Agenda

Circles is all about interaction, but this doesn’t mean that you cannot present something if you need to. Here is how to bring your presentation into the CircleSpace™️: You prepare a button in your agenda that opens your presentation via a single click. Curious about how to do this? Read on!

  1. Open the Google slides you want to share in your Google Drive. Click on ‘File‘ and select ‘Publish to the web‘ from the drop-down menu.

  1. Select ‘Embed‘ from the pop-up window and click ‘Publish‘.

  1. Confirm your selection by pressing ‘OK‘, then copy the embed link.

  1. In your My.Circles agenda editing space, click the magic wand icon to display a list of possible button functions.

  1. Click ‘Share document’.

  1. Here you will be prompted to:

a) Enter a title for the document – this will appear as the text within the button
b) Enter a URL – here you should enter the ‘embed’ link that you copied from your Google Slides

  1. Click ‘Save’. You’ll now see the button appear within your agenda space.

  1. You can edit the text of your button simply by clicking on it and typing.
  1. Click ‘Save and publish’ once you’re happy with the agenda page.

  1. To begin presenting the slides when you’re in the Circles meeting space, click the button you created. This will display the slides to all participants. Note that participants will have to navigate through the slides individually so you’ll need to tell them what slide you’re on when presenting. 

NOTE: Enlarge the window by clicking on the right border and dragging it out. This will only resize it for you, so remember to advise your participants on how to resize their window too!

  1. To close the window, click the ‘X’ on the top right corner. This will close the window for all participants.

NOTE: Make sure to ‘unpublish’ your document from the web after your session.

Share Your Screen

At some point during a session, you might want to show your fellow participants something on your own screen. Luckily, it is very easy to share your screen with the people in your Circles session:

  1. Open the left-hand side menu, by clicking on the three white bars in the upper left of the CirclesSpace™️.
  1. Toggle on the Screen share.
  1. Select which part of your screen you want to share; the easiest option is to share your entire screen. To do this, click on the picture of your screen, then click the ‘Share‘ button below.
  1. The icon in the middle of the CircleSpace™️ tells you that you are sharing your screen, as well as the small bar at the bottom of the screen. Your fellow participants can see what you see on your screen in a pop-up media window.
  1. To stop sharing your screen, simply click ‘Stop sharing‘ in the little bar on the bottom of your screen, or in the icon in the centre of the CircleSpace™️.

Following all the steps correctly and still can’t share your screen? Check out this article on how to fix your problem.

Share your Screen and See Circle Participants at the Same Time

You may wish to be able to see and interact with the other members of your circle while you are sharing your screen. The following steps will demonstrate how to do this. NOTE: This process does not work on Safari, but will work with Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.

  1. Position the window you wish to share and the window with the CircleSpace™️ side-by-side on your screen.
  1. In the CircleSpace™️, toggle screen sharing to ‘On’ in the menu on the left of the room.
  1. In the window that pops up, select to share a ‘window’ (on the top), then select the image of the window you want the other participants to see. When ready, click ‘Share’ to start sharing.