Create Playlists

You can present the resources in your collection with playlists. Playlists let you show certain items in a collection in the order you want. Each discussion or lesson can have its own playlist.

Playlists are available to all Collections users. Teachers can use them to create personalized learning experiences for students. Librarians can use them to enrich their book talks. And, students can use them to present group projects.

Add items to a playlist, and then edit or share them the same way you do a collection.

Notes:

  • Playlists can contain any resource in a collection, including other collections.
  • A collection can contain more than one playlist.

To create a playlist:

  1. From the Collections homepage, click the Private tab.
  2. Select the collection you want to add a playlist to.
  3. At the bottom-right corner of the collection, click Add icon..
  4. On the Add Item page, click Playlists.
  5. Type a title for your playlist, and then click Add. The playlist appears in your collection.

    Playlist tab with title field.

To add items to a playlist:

  1. From your collection, open the desired playlist.
  2. On the left side of the page, find the item you want to add to your playlist.

    Note: You can also add collection sets to a playlist.

  3. Click Add Slide, or use the drag-and-drop " " icon to drag items into your playlist.

    Playlist page with a list of items to drag and drop.

    Notes:

    • The first slide in your playlist also appears on the playlist card in your collection. If the first slide is marked 'For Instructor Use Only', then students will see the image from the next slide.
    • To edit the title of your playlist, click Edit icon..
    • To drag and drop an item into your playlist, click Drag and drop icon. on the item. You can also drag and drop items within your playlist to custom sort them.
    • To find a particular item in your collection, enter a keyword in the playlist's Search field.
    • To see your items in a list view, click Title Cards.

      Title cards in a list view.

To hide slides in a playlist:

You can hide slides in a playlist to include additional help for selected students. Hidden items can contain vocabulary lists, translations, and other resources that reinforce learning.

  1. From the playlist, find the item you want to hide.
  1. In the bottom-right corner of the item, select More Options icon. > Hide.

    Playlist item that you can remove or hide.

    Notes:

    • To show a hidden item, select More Options icon. > Show.
    • Hidden slides are available to everyone in the playlist viewer.

To play, edit, copy or delete a playlist:

You can play, edit, copy or delete a playlist one of two ways.

From your collection, in the playlist header, select More Options icon. > Play, Edit, Copy or Delete, depending on the action you want.

Playlist with options to play, edit, copy or delete

Click... To...

Play

Open the playlist viewer. Then, click Next icon. to move forward or back in the playlist.

Playlist viewer

Notes:

  • In the top-right corner, click Full Screen icon. to view the playlist in full screen.
  • In the top-right corner, click New Window icon. to open the page in a new window.
  • In the top-left corner, click Hide icon. to view hidden slides.

Edit

Modify your playlist.

Copy

Make a copy of your playlist.

Delete

Permanently remove your playlist.

From the playlist, in the header, select More Options icon. > Play, Copy or Delete, depending on the action you want.

Playlist page with options to play, copy or delete

Note: You can only edit a playlist from your collection.

To share a playlist:

  1. From the playlist, in the header, click Share icon..

    Share page with options to copy link and post to Google Classroom or send via email.

  2. Do one of the following:

    Notes:

    • When you share a playlist, users only see the playlist viewer, not your entire collection.
    • Users do not have to be logged in to Collections to view a playlist.