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From the CIS Blog:
Keyboard shortcuts can help you use Gmail more efficiently.
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From: CIS Computer Education
Too hot to walk to your meeting? Why not try a Google+ hangout instead? Google+ Hangouts allow up to 10 people to participate in a video chat and offer many other forms of live collaboration, like document editing and screen sharing. For more information, see the following link.
Visit your Google Site Settings to view options
(log in - go to your site, go to Manage Settings and Sharing/Permissions)
Google wants to help you become a power searcher
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[From the CIS Blog]
Did you know that you can change the icons on the top of Gmail into text buttons? For more information, see the link below.
There have been a lot of changes in Google-land this year. Not sure if I like the instant access to new tools or if I would rather have the opt in option. Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised, as was Amanda over the research tool in Google Docs, and sometimes not, as in Stephanie warning via CIS email about Google Drive.
What do we gain or give up when we subscribe to free cloud services like Google? Comment below.
Check out today's Prof Hacker post on The Chronicle website. http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/google-docs-research-tool-a-review/40119
If you have visited your Google Docs today, you may have noticed that Google Drive is now available for opt-in with Brown accounts. Google Drive allows you to create a folder on your computer which syncs with your Google Docs.
If you are planning to try this new feature, be aware of the following. The last two points are especially important for those of us who work extensively with shared collections.
If you install drive and the loss of “Collections Shared with Me” is making it difficult for you to find docs, try the search technique in this Google Tip: http://blogs.brown.edu/cis/2012/03/16/google-tip-a-better-way-to-find-docs
For more information about Google Drive, including installation instructions and known issues, please see the detailed help pages at: http://support.google.com/drive/?hl=en
From the CIS Blog:
April 25th, 2012 by firstname.lastname@example.org
By default, all editors of your shared Google documents and document collections can share those items with others. In most cases, this is convenient, but if you have a document or collection that you want to keep confidential, you may want to change this setting to prevent accidental sharing. To change the setting, go to the sharing settings for the item, and look for the line at the bottom which says “Editors will be allowed to add people and change the permissions” (marked with a red arrow in the image below). Click the “change” link and you’ll be able to prevent editors from sharing.
From the CIS Blog (April 24, 2012)
When you send an email with a mistake, you usually know it right away. Wish there was a way you could take it back? Gmail's "Undo Send" lab lets you take back your email for up to 30 seconds after hitting send. It's something you need to set up ahead of time, so read the link below to find out how.