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:
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-
- Go to classroom.google.com.
- Click the class and then click the assignment in the class stream.
- Click > Copy all grades to Google Sheets.
- 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…
- You can now split your document into multiple columns in Docs. Just choose ‘Columns’ in the Format drop-down menu.
- When you open non-Google files in Docs, Sheets, or Slides, Google now saves a copy of the original file. Just view or download the original source file in it’s original format from Revision History in Docs, Sheets, or Slides on the web.
- Sharing to Classroom from a mobile phone
- Write notes or draw images on a pdf uploaded as an assignment
- KCSD Tech Department Applies for Google Team Drive EAP
- Five new ways to reach your goals faster with GSuite (MUST READ)
- Explore in Docs, Sheets and Slides (Worth the time to check out!)
- New iterative calculation settings and more in Google Sheets
- Insert Videos From Google Drive into Google Slides
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.
- 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:
- Before: Insert > Page break or Column break
- After: Insert > Break > Page break or Column break
- See Help Center for more details: Add, edit, or remove a link, bookmark, or page break.
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.