Giving Users Safe Control over Content

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I am struggling to find a way to give my users control over content.  For things like beer boards or list / text content, I use Google Spreadsheet which works great.   Now, I have a school/church where the Pastor wants to upload his own content in the form of images.  

1.  Google Drive --- tried this last year and linking is not automatically preserved 

2.  Dropbox --- this does work ok, but I can't find a way to point to the whole folder of images.  So right now, I have one placeholder with 16 images pointing the the exact URL for each image.  The names have to be preserved, but the Pastor can upload new files that match the existing ones to change those images.   Downside is limited to 16 or whatever we pick.  If someone knows how to point to a dropbox folder please let me know.

3.  Google Slides --- got really excited seeing someone else using this (in the community today).  I created the file, published to the web and embedded the html into an html widget.  Works great by itself - autostarting and looping - EXCEPT that when I add it to a schedule with another presentation (like March Madness), I cannot control the slideshow at all.  It starts automatically so it's already on the 4 slide with March Madness finishes (which I set to 40 seconds).  AND I have to set the time to 10 seconds x the total number of slides (which can vary).  If I could set the 1st slide to run for 50 seconds and the rest 10 each, that might work, but predicting the overall time is still an issue.  ugh!

4.  Storage --- Is there a way to control access to ONLY one folder within Rise - which I can point to with the image content?

Help.
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Karen Masulis

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Hi Karen,

At this time there is no way to limit the user to one folder, unless the user has their own sub-company that is subscribed to its own Rise Storage account.

I bet the Google Slides method would work with some tinkering. Would you mind sharing the code that you're embedding?
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<iframe src="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DWaD5kWDDt_7PdJieIgIIrSbPYfJpGIkRh_mN5tXvvc/embed?start=true...; frameborder="0" width="1920" height="1080" allowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true"></iframe>
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You have to essentiall create a sub-company for each set of users. Users assigned in sub-company would have complete control on content and they can create as many presetation as they want. They can either use Rise storage, private storage or third party storage.

As an example, they can create a presentation with image placeholder covering 100% area. You have to then add this presentation into your main company presentation using its presentation ID (you wont be able to search it under main company).

Now these sub-company used have to update their local presentation and the change will automatically appear in your main presentation.

Hops this helps.
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I did 'fool' the timing, by duplicating the 1st slide 5 times so by the time the March Madness finishes, the next slide is the '1st' one.  LOL

But this still does not get me out the of business of having to adjust the total time of the presentation so it goes 10 seconds times the number of slides.
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I feel sometimes like people are missing the point with this. Nobody is going to stand there just to see all the slides. Well, maybe the first time out of excitement :) I would say make them loop for some amount of time... what you think one could spare watching pictures on a screen.
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Thanks Karen,

I'll take a look and see if I can come up with anything!
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We started using the Photo Feed widget for this exact issue  - As a Google Apps organization, it made sense to keep our users where they were comfortable within Google and using this widget, we've had no issues with drive availability.

This is useful if you want to display the latest 1-100 images in a placeholder.
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Thanks for the suggestion Biologyben. Karen if you have not yet tried the Photo Feed widget, there is a free trial to test drive this to see how it works with your content workflow. It requires syncing with Google Photos.