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Adding Google Tools to your Interactive Creations

Last updated by Rachel Cohen on October 27, 2016 16:32

It's easier than ever to use all your favorite online tools together! Many of our users, education and business alike, use Google Apps to get more done. With ThingLink add Google Docs, Slides, Forms, and Maps to your images and create and combine like a pro.

Docs are perfect for adding a bit more text than comfortable fits in standard tag and slides are the perfect way to remind share a presentation from class or a meeting. Maps add location context to the image and forms are a great way to quiz comprehension, collect submissions, or just take feedback! Read on to learn how to use all these tools in your ThingLink image.


Expanding text with Google Docs

On your Google doc, navigate up to the file menu on the left. There, select Publish to the web… In the dialogue box, Click the blue Publish button. Copy the URL that is provided in that box. Make sure that your Doc isn't set to private.

Sharing notes with Google Slides

Like with Docs, on your Slides navigate up to the file menu on the left. There, select Publish to the web… In the dialogue box, Click the blue Publish button. Copy the URL that is provided in that box.

Get feedback with Google Forms

Google forms require a slightly different process. When your form is ready to go select the sharing icon and find the link to your live form. Copy that link and use it in your tag.

Find and locate with Google Maps

Google Maps work just like every other rich media tag. All you need is the link from the URL bar. Go to Google Maps and search for the location you wish to show. Copy the URL of that location from the address bar and paste into your tag.


That's it! With just a few steps you can bring all the power of Google Docs, Slides, Forms, and Maps to your ThingLink images to add even more information and maybe even get some back! Check out how all the tags look when they're live: