Resources

These resources from Google are a good place to start:

  • Guide to Going Google - A site with tips and resources for Google Apps for Education on technical implementation, professional development and training plans, promotion, and more.

  • Google Apps Learning Center - A site for all Google Apps editions for your first days, tips and tricks, setting up mobile devices, and more.

  • What's New in Google Apps - Built just for Google Apps administrators, this site is your "one place to go" for the latest news on upcoming

  • products, features, and learning resources.

  • Gmail and Google Calendar for Administrative Assistants - If your organization has administrators or coordinators who manage other people's calendars or email, here's how to get started setting up delegation for t manager's calendar or inbox, creating group meetings or events for large audiences, and more.


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 End User Resources/Documentation
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20/20 HindSite: Google Sites Best Practices Site
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  Apr 19, 2012, 10:48 AM Jordan Pedraza
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32 Ways to Use Apps Edu for University Faculty/Staff
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This public slide deck shows examples of how Google Apps for Education can be used by faculty or staff for classes, projects, committees, or research.  Dec 5, 2012, 11:37 AM Jordan Pedraza
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32 Ways to Use Apps Edu for University Students
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Public slide deck showing how university or college students can use Google Apps for Education for classes, clubs, groups, jobs, or fun!  Dec 5, 2012, 11:36 AM Jordan Pedraza
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Brown University Google Apps Acceptable Use Policy
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Another example of an EDU's Acceptable Use Policy for end users and Google Apps.  Dec 12, 2011, 1:42 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Custom NavBar Link
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Customize which apps appear in the "More" menu in the navigation bar for Google Apps.  Feb 17, 2012, 1:25 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Extending your Voice with Google Voice, Google Sites, and Google App Engine
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Explore the Possibilities of Google Sites, Google App Engine, and Google Voice Speaker: Wesley Dean, Principal, KDA Web Technologies, Inc.  Apr 30, 2012, 12:11 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Georgia Southern Google Apps Center
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Guide for new users to Google Apps; targeted for faculty/staff!  Apr 27, 2012, 9:36 AM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps Acceptable Use Policy - NYU
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NYU's guidelines for end users in acceptable uses of Google Apps.  Dec 12, 2011, 1:42 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps Access in China - LBL
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LBL's guidelines for end users on Google Apps access in China.  Dec 12, 2011, 1:42 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps for Administrative Assistants
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Share best practices, learn new tools, and build community with fellow administrative or executive assistants at other organizations using Google Apps!  Jun 28, 2012, 8:54 AM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Drive for Educational Organizations
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A brief discussion of using Google Drive in an Educational Organization  Apr 30, 2012, 12:11 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google in Education Booklet
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The "Google in Education: A New & Open World for Learning" booklet provides more information on how Google and its users are impacting education.  Jan 27, 2012, 5:46 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google in Education Plus Page
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  Jan 27, 2012, 5:47 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google in Education website
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  Jan 27, 2012, 5:47 PM Jordan Pedraza
Ċ Hangouts_On_Air_Technical_Guide.pdf
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  1101k v. 2 May 9, 2012, 11:22 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Mail Merge with Apps Script + Forms
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How to use Mail Merge with Google Forms and Apps Script.  Dec 21, 2011, 8:59 AM Jordan Pedraza
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Mail Merge with Gmail + Docs
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How to use Gmail, Google Docs, and Apps Script for mail merges.  Dec 21, 2011, 8:55 AM Jordan Pedraza
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New Look for Google Apps End User Guide
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Simple end-user guides for transitioning to the New Look for Google Apps. Includes Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sites, and FAQs!  Dec 12, 2011, 1:42 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Teaching with Online Collaboration Tools: University of Michigan Faculty Examples
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University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). Teaching in the Cloud: Using Google Apps & Other Online Collaboration Tools for Student Engagement. These videos and other resources on this topic are now available on CRLT's website.  Dec 4, 2012, 11:56 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Top 10 Google Apps Training Tools
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John Sowash, a Google Certified Teacher, is a teacher and the director of online learning for Global Christian School Online, a division of Southfield Christian school located near Detroit, Michigan. This blog post captures top, free training tools for Google Apps Education customers and users, such as iTunes podcasts and videos on using various Apps.  Nov 28, 2012, 1:51 PM Jordan Pedraza
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University of Minnesota's Google Apps Acceptable Use Policy
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Another example of an EDU's acceptable use guidelines for Google Apps and end-users.  Dec 12, 2011, 1:42 PM Jordan Pedraza
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University of York Collaborative Tools Project
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The Collaborative Tools Project (CTP) was created to help improve collaboration at the University of York, within departments, between departments and with collaborators at other universities by providing tools such as wikis, blogs, file-sharing and forums to all. This project will not be targeted at students or look to replace existing services such as Calendar, Email, CMS or the VLE, but will integrate with them.  Jul 11, 2012, 10:14 AM Jordan Pedraza
 Google Apps Documentation
Ċ Apps Edu Fac-Staff Whitepaper 2012.pdf
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  473k v. 2 Dec 7, 2012, 9:29 AM Jordan Pedraza
Ċ Apps Edu Fac:Staff Whitepaper 2012.pdf
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  473k v. 2 Jun 25, 2012, 9:25 AM Jordan Pedraza
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Chrome: Life After Windows Internet Explorer
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A public doc outlining guidelines and transition tips from Internet Explorer to Chrome.  Mar 12, 2013, 11:55 AM Jordan Pedraza
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Course Builder
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We are pleased to announce a new open source project, Course Builder. We packaged up the technology we used to build the Power Searching with Google course and have made it available for others to experiment with online learning  Sep 12, 2012, 8:21 AM Jordan Pedraza
Ċ Evaluating_external_network_bandwidth.pdf
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Evaluating Network and Bandwidth Optimization for Google Apps. This document describes how to perform measurements to better understand how much network load will be caused by using a software as a service product from within your own network.   266k v. 3 Dec 12, 2011, 1:41 PM Jordan Pedraza
Ċ gapps_change_management.pdf
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  9991k v. 2 Jan 10, 2013, 12:28 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps APIs for EDU
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Overview on Google Apps APIs and examples.  Mar 9, 2012, 10:11 AM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps Developers
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  Feb 13, 2012, 3:28 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps EDU Best Practices Deployment Guide
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GOOGLE APPS BEST PRACTICES DEPLOYMENT GUIDE Ever wondered what we recommend as best practices for setting up Google Apps for your school? We have now created a short, simple guide for just this purpose!  Jul 12, 2013, 8:16 AM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps EDU Deployment Guide
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This guide serves as a resource for domain administrators in charge of moving their student and/or faculty/staff populations to Google Apps for Education. Inside you’ll find a step-by-step outline for completing the technical aspects of your deployment, including relevant help center articles and videos. Google Apps deployments typically take between 1 day and 6 weeks. This material is targeted towards IT administrators (or others) looking to learn more about the technical aspects of a Google Apps deployment.  Feb 29, 2012, 1:38 PM Jordan Pedraza
Ċ GoogleAppsforEducationChangeManagementGuide.pdf
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  2472k v. 2 Jul 31, 2013, 8:23 AM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps Script
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Google Apps Script is a JavaScript cloud scripting language that provides easy ways to automate tasks across Google products and third party services.  Feb 13, 2012, 3:28 PM Jordan Pedraza
Ċ GoogleApps-SecurityBackgrounder.pdf
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Google Apps Security Whitepaper  771k v. 2 Dec 12, 2011, 1:41 PM Jordan Pedraza
Ċ Google Apps Security Whitepaper.pdf
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  771k v. 2 Dec 7, 2012, 9:29 AM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps Support Tools
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The Log Analyzer evaluates logs from a variety of our migration / sync tools and gives guidance on resolving most issues visible in the logs.  Jan 15, 2012, 12:33 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Developer Resources
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  Feb 13, 2012, 3:28 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Drive MSI Installer
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  Oct 2, 2012, 2:48 PM Jordan Pedraza
Ċ GoogleEVMPerspectivesReport_Final_January2012 (1).pdf
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  1394k v. 2 Feb 13, 2012, 3:30 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Secure Data Connector
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Google Apps provides powerful communication, collaboration, and productivity tools right from the browser. But even if your business uses Google Apps, much of your enterprise's data is probably still stored behind a firewall - making it inaccessible to your users when they're not connected to the corporate network. The Secure Data Connector (SDC) helps you build custom applications so that your Google Apps users can request access to this data.  Feb 13, 2012, 3:28 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Introduction to Apps Script
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Presentation slides from our May 23 Fireside Chat on Apps Script. Provides an overview of what Apps Script, use cases, code examples, and resources to get started.  May 23, 2012, 12:08 PM Jordan Pedraza
Ċ Network_optimisation_for_Google_Apps.pdf
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Network Optimization for Google Apps. This document describes how to configure your network to maximize performance for users on Google Apps.   123k v. 3 Dec 12, 2011, 1:41 PM Jordan Pedraza
Ċ Vault.pdf
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  462k v. 2 Apr 8, 2013, 10:41 AM Jordan Pedraza
 Presentation Decks
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31 Ways to Use Google+ in Higher Ed
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  Jan 16, 2012, 2:41 PM Jordan Pedraza
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ABCs of Marketing Google Apps at Your Organization
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From the Google Apps EDU team.  Dec 15, 2011, 11:38 AM Jordan Pedraza
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CIO Fireside Chat: Macalester College and the Liberal Arts Perspective
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Google Presentation from Jerry Sanders, Barron Koralesky, and Adam Nave  Jan 25, 2012, 11:02 AM Jordan Pedraza
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CIO Fireside Chat with Wake Forest University
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Google Presentation from Rick Matthews, CIO at Wake Forest University sharing their Google Apps experience.  Dec 12, 2011, 1:40 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Colby College Google Apps SIG-NERCOMP Presentation
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We will discuss 2-step authentication in Google Apps for Education and UNIX hosts and how it can improve secure access as well as its limitations. We will also examine the potential for Federated Login using Google's OpenID as a secure identity broker.  Dec 12, 2011, 1:40 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Colby College Google Apps SIG-NERCOMP Presentation: Secure Access
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We will discuss 2-step authentication in Google Apps for Education and UNIX hosts and how it can improve secure access as well as its limitations. We will also examine the potential for Federated Login using Google's OpenID as a secure identity broker.  Dec 12, 2011, 1:40 PM Jordan Pedraza
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NYU Google Apps SIG-NERCOMP Presentation
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New York University's Migration to Google Apps for Education Speaker: Aleks Gylys, Residential Computing Coordinator and NYU Google Apps Service Lead, New York University  Dec 12, 2011, 1:40 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Promoting Google Apps for Collaborative Learning Through a Course Management System - Northwestern
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Northwestern University's Presentation on Google Apps + Blackboard (Bboogle) Integration  Apr 4, 2012, 8:10 AM Jordan Pedraza
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SUNY IT's Google Apps SIG-NERCOMP Presentation
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Explore the Possibilities of Google Sites, Google App Engine, and Google Voice Speaker: Wesley Dean, Principal, KDA Web Technologies, Inc.  Dec 12, 2011, 1:40 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Teacher's College Google Apps SIG-NERCOMP Presentation
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Teachers College Columbia University Transitions to Google Apps Speaker: Daniel Aracena, Director LAN & Help Desk Technologies, Teachers College, Columbia University  Dec 12, 2011, 1:40 PM Jordan Pedraza
 Videos
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Best Practices for Administrative Assistants Hangout on Air
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Recording of Hangout on Air with Admin Gurus on best practices for Google Apps.  Jun 28, 2012, 8:56 AM Jordan Pedraza
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Embed Google Doc in Blackboard
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  Dec 12, 2011, 1:41 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Embed Google Spreadsheet into Blackboard
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  Dec 12, 2011, 1:41 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Fireside Chat: Intro to Apps Script
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Recording from our May 23 Fireside Chat on Apps Script  May 23, 2012, 12:10 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps Education Overview
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First webinar of the four part Google Apps for Education 101 Webinar series. Would you like to pitch Google Apps at your school or are you interested in learning more about the product? Watch this webinar to learn more about Google Apps - a powerful product suite that's available at no cost to your school. We'll discuss the services available in Google Apps and how you can use it at your institution.  Dec 16, 2011, 2:22 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps EDU Fireside Chat: Macalester College
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Fireside Chat recording with Jerry Sanders, CIO of Macalester College, discussing Google Apps from the Liberal Arts college perspective.  Mar 13, 2012, 5:54 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps EDU Fireside Chat: Wake Forest University
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Fireside Chat recording with Rick Matthews, CIO of Wake Forest University, discussing how Google Apps has enhanced the culture of collaboration, in light of deploying their faculty and staff.  Mar 13, 2012, 5:53 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps Fireside Chat: API Overview
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One of the many benefits of the Google Apps platform is our robust set of APIs that help administrators provision, manage, and integrate our products more efficiently. This is the recording from our Fireside Chat with Stafford Marquardt - one of our Enterprise Support API Specialists - on an overview of Google Apps APIs, including some code examples, and Q&A.  Mar 12, 2012, 2:26 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps for Education Deployment Tips
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This is an hour-long video on everything you wanted to know about deploying Google Apps for Education. Wes Dean, KDA Web Technologies, Inc.  Aug 14, 2012, 8:50 AM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps: Marketing and Project Planning
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Once you've decided to deploy Google Apps at your school, it's important to communicate the upcoming changes to the your community. During this session, we'll take a look at marketing strategies and discuss best practices regarding communications with your institution. We'll also take a look at a sample project plan and talk about the importance of creating your own roll out plan.  Dec 16, 2011, 2:22 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Apps Promotional Video - DePauw University
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Promotional video for incoming freshman.  May 9, 2012, 11:17 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Google Data Center Video
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See inside one of Google's data centers in this guided tour. See what powers our products, and then explore on your own in Street View: http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/streetview  Oct 19, 2012, 8:16 AM Jordan Pedraza
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Hangout on Air with ANZ Student Ambassadors
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This Hangout on Air heard 2 university students from Australia share how they use Google Apps from a students' perspective.  May 9, 2012, 5:17 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Hangout on Air with CloudLock
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Hangout on Air with Google Apps Marketplace Partner, CloudLock. Tsahy Shapsa provides an overview and demo of CloudLock with Google Apps, and also highlights their Policy Compliance Scan feature to help administrators monitor sensitive data. Check out CloudLock in the Google Apps Marketplace for more: http://bit.ly/gs2eIK  Jul 24, 2012, 5:12 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Hangout on Air with US Student Ambassadors
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This video is a recording of a Hangout on Air with 2 Google Student Ambassadors from Boise State University and New York University sharing how they use Google Apps from a students' perspective.  May 9, 2012, 5:16 PM Jordan Pedraza
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High Def Screen Capture in YouTube
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  Dec 12, 2011, 1:41 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Integrating Google Apps with Salesforce Using Apps Script
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A very special Google Developers Live episode, in which Arun Nagarajan talks about using Google Apps Script with Salesforce to show how easily developers can integrate Salesforce with Google Sheets, Gmail, Google Docs and other Google Apps products. Download the full source code of these demo scripts here: https://github.com/entaq/GoogleAppsScript  Dec 4, 2012, 2:42 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Recording: After You've Gone Google
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Hangout on Air discussing best practices and resources for after you've Gone Google, or deployed Google Apps for your organization. Intended audience is domain administrators for colleges and universities, but most content will be applicable to other organizations.  May 9, 2012, 5:11 PM Jordan Pedraza
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The A to Z of a Google Apps Deployment
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Are you interested in deploying Google Apps at your higher education institution? Not sure where to start? During this session, we discuss the key components of a Google Apps deployment and some things to consider even before you sign up for a Google Apps account.  Dec 16, 2011, 2:22 PM Jordan Pedraza
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University of Illinois Chicago Google Apps Best Practices Discussion
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Join 70+ folks from various colleges and universities to talk about how we are using Google Apps, best practices for campus-wide deployment for students and/or faculty/staff, GAE issues, enhancements, etc. Most of the meeting time will be spent on questions and comments brought up by the folks in attendance.  Dec 12, 2011, 1:41 PM Jordan Pedraza
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Using Forms in Blackboard
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  Dec 12, 2011, 1:41 PM Jordan Pedraza
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What Can the Google Apps Control Panel do for me?
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Once you've decided to deploy Google Apps at your school, it's important to communicate the upcoming changes to the your community. During this session, we'll take a look at the marketing strategies and discuss best practices regarding communications with your institution. We'll also take a look at a sample project plan and talk about the importance of creating your own roll out plan.  Dec 16, 2011, 2:22 PM Jordan Pedraza
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