Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Updates: 'Cast, Classroom and Expeditions

Learn more about the newest features in Google Classroom and the latest improvements to Google wireless screen casting with the Google Apps show and "Back to School with EDU" ...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Drive: Choose your folder location when you make a copy in Drive

Previously, when you made a copy of a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file, that copy would be automatically added to your My Drive folder—instead of the original file’s folder as most people would expect. Going forward, when you make a copy of a Docs, Sheets, or Slides file on the web, you’ll be able to choose which folder to place the file in. This should reduce confusion and make it easier to organize your Docs, Sheets, and Slides files ... read more.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Drive: Rotate Google Photos with a quick key

Google Photos lets you save, search and sort photos from your Google Drive and other sources.

But have you ever uploaded a photo from your camera, only to find that it shows up "sideways" on your computer screen?

You can rotate photos with a keyboard shortcut: Just open the photo and press Shift+R on your keyboard to rotate the photo 90 degrees counter-clockwise.

More about Google Photos

Friday, September 30, 2016

Google Apps is now "G Suite"

Google has announced they are rebranding their Google Apps for Education services as "G Suite" for Education. Users will start seeing the name change on Google services starting this week.

Read more here: https://cloud.googleblog.com/2016/09/all-together-now-introducing-G-Suite.html

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mail: Quick Links Lab

Find messages faster with the Quick Links lab in Mail.

The Quick Links lab lets you save a mail search and quickly run it again with one click. Use it to save the search settings you use frequently.

To enable the Quick Links lab
  1. In Gmail, click Settings Gmail settings and select Settings.
  2. Select the Labs tab.
  3. Scroll to the Quick Links lab and click Enable.
  4. At the bottom, click Save Changes.
  5. Back in your Inbox, click Gadgets (three dots in a row) beneath your list of labels to access Quick Links.
To use Quick Links
  1. In the Gmail search box, enter your search criteria and run the search.
  2. In the Quick Links gadget, click Add Quick Link and name your new link.
  3. Simply click your Quick Link whenever you want to run the search again.
To delete a Quick Link, click the X delete icon at the end of the name.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Mail: Delegation

You can delegate access to your Gmail to another person so they can read, send, and delete messages on your behalf.

For example, you can delegate e-mail rights to an admin in your organization, or you could delegate your personal email access to your spouse.

The delegate can also access the other person's contacts by clicking the Contacts link. Clicking the To, Cc, or Bcc links in the mail compose window will also bring up your contacts.

Set up mail delegation
  1. Click the gear in the top right .
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select the Accounts and Import tab.
  4. Under 'Grant access to your account,' click the Add another account link.
  5. Enter the email address of the person you'd like to access your account and click Next Step. Remember you can only enter a Google Mail address.
  6. You'll see a confirmation message. Click Send email to grant access if you're sure.
  7. The delegate will receive a verification email explaining that you've granted access to them.
    • After the delegate confirms this request, it may take up to 30 minutes for the verification process to be completed. To see if the delegate has confirmed access to your account, look at the Accounts and Import tab in Settings
Remove delegated access to your account
If you no longer want to grant somebody else access to your account, follow these instructions:
  1. Click the gear in the top right .
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click the Accounts and Import tab.
  4. In the "Grant access to your account" section, click delete on any account you want to remove.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Drive: Document Outline Tool

Google has made it easier to navigate long, complex documents with the new "outline" tool in google docs.

The outline tool gives you a navigation bar that that lets you jump to specific places in your document. The best part is that Docs does most of the work for you by automatically detecting logical breaks in your documents. You can also add your own outline items: Just emphasize (bold, underline, highlight) a line of text and Docs will automatically add a link to that line to your outline.

To turn on the outline tool:

  1. Open your Google Document
  2. Select "Tools"
  3. Click "Document Outline"

The outline tool will appear in the left hand panel of your Google Doc.

Learn more: https://support.google.com/docs/answer/6367684?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en