Google Corner

If you are you new to Google Apps (G mail, GoogleDocs, Google Calendar, GoogleSheets, Google Drive), or just want to learn a bit more about these applications?  Check out:

How To Use Google Slides

How To Use Google Docs

How To Use Google Sheets

Google Apps Learning Center . Just follow the on-screen directions.

Training for Google Apps . Once you connect to the site, press the ‘Add to Chrome‘ button located at the top right-hand corner of the Training for Google Apps page. Then, once you open one of the Google Apps, you will see what appears to be a multi-colored, circular icon with a question mark in its’ center in the upper right-hand corner. If you click on this icon, an in-app training menu will open.

Google Education Training Center . Fundamentals and advanced training on Google Tools and devices such as the Android tablets and Chromebooks. You could also become as certified trainer.

Export Grades to Google Sheets-

  1. Go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the class and then click the assignment in the class stream.
  3. Click  > Copy all grades to Google Sheets.
  4. A spreadsheet with all the grades for the course is created in your Classroom Google Drive folder.

What’s New in Google

The New Google Calender is Here- Check It Out

Natural Language Processing (NLP) Google now offers the same convenient search feature in Google Drive that it does in Google. Natural Language Processing is a fancy way of saying ‘type like you talk’. Drive will interpret what you mean and give you the option to click for those specific search results. And NLP gets better with every subsequent query.

Autocorrect for Misspelled Words-If your brain is working faster than your fingers, Google Drive has a new autocorrect feature that suggests corrections for misspelled search terms.

Some More New Stuff…

Gmail will block .js file attachments starting February 13, 2017
Gmail currently restricts certain file attachments (e.g. .exe, .msc, and .bat) for security reasons, and starting on February 13, 2017, we will not allow .js file attachments as well. Similar to other restricted file attachments, you will not be able to attach a .js file and an in-product warning will appear, explaining the reason why.

If you still need to send .js files for legitimate reasons, you can use Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, or other storage solutions to share or send your files.

 

  • More menu improvements in Google Docs and SlidesBased on usage data and your feedback, we’re making some changes to the menus and toolbars in Google Docs and Slides on the web. These are similar to some previous changes we made and will make it easier to find certain items. Among other things, these changes include:

    To add a line or page break in Docs:

    To add Alt text to a shape in Docs or Slides:

    • Before: Select shape > Format > Alt text. This option will be removed from the menu.
    • After: Right click on shape > Alt text. This is the new way to add alt text to a shape.
    • See Help Center for more details: Make your document or presentation accessible.