As I've written here previously, one of my big struggles with class content is how to surface that content as students choose what to read and what to comment on. I rely a lot on randomizers, but I was excited to learn about this slideshow program: Photosnack. Gideon Williams mentioned it in a discussion about image galleries.
I am REALLY glad I found this.
You can use Photosnack to create a slideshow that is meant to be embedded somewhere. It will grab the file names as captions when you upload the images, and you can also have those captions be clickable links; that is ESSENTIAL for me.
So, I am very happy with the results! I've embedded a slideshow on the Myth-Folklore Project Directory page, and also on the Indian Epics Project Directory page. And they are both very happy in Canvas; you can see them at work here:
(the page is public, so just click and go!)
I wish there were a randomizer to randomize the slide order, but it's easy for me to take a minute each day and just move the slides around so that different people are featured at the start of the show each day at random. Manual random. :-)