Google My Maps makes it simple to create, share, and publish custom maps online for a variety of business purposes—from publicizing a company’s location to mapping delivery routes and planning events. Now integrated with Google Drive, My Maps allows anyone to easily create maps with custom lines, shapes, and placemarks, to import geographic data (like addresses, places, and coordinates) into maps, and to share maps as they do other Drive files. Shared maps are subject to the same permission settings as other Drive files, allowing Apps admins to decide which groups of employees can share maps within or outside of their domains.
Google Apps admins can turn the My Maps service on or off for their entire domains or specific OUs from within the Admin console (underApps > Additional Google services). Note that these maps are only available on the web; they can’t be accessed offline and can’t be synced to an individual’s hard drive. As with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files, maps do not count toward one’s Google Drive storage limit. Check out the Help Center links below for more information.
Animations are an easy way to make your presentations look more dynamic in Google Slides. Starting today, you can improve your Slides presentations with two new animations: Appear and Disappear. You can also now set the direction (to and from left, right, top, and bottom) of two previously existing animations: Fly in and Fly out.
Release track: Rapid release and Scheduled release
Google Drive allows you to store and access your files anywhere—on the web, on your hard drive, or on the go. We’re now making it easier to store and organize your photos and videos in Google Drive as well.
Moving forward, people using Google+ Photos will see their photos and videos automatically in Google Drive. They will appear in a new menu item called Google Photos, and can be shared, moved, and renamed like any other Drive file:
This feature will start rolling out for consumers today in Drive for Android, iOS and the web, and will roll out gradually to Apps customers in the coming weeks. A notification in Drive will give people the option to add a Google Photos folder to My Drive, allowing them to manage their photos and videos alongside other types of files if they so choose. Existing Google+ Photos users will notice their photos and videos available in Drive in the coming weeks.
Note: photos and videos backed up to Drive via Auto Backup will not count towards storage quota, but Apps users may want to review their Google+ Photos Auto Backup settings to avoid inadvertent syncing to their corporate Drive account.
See the Help Center for more information on organizing, syncing and deletion options.
Release track: Rapid release (gradual rollout) starting in the coming weeks, with Scheduled release to follow two weeks after rollout to Rapid. See the release calendar for specific dates as they are available.
Today we announced several improvements to Google Classroom. On the web, teachers can now bring their own personal touches to Classroom by uploading their own images to use as themes. They can add their own custom images, or choose from our gallery of options, which has been updated with 18 new images and 30 pattern themes.
The Classroom app allows students to do their work anytime, anywhere and is designed for schools with iPads or Android tablets and students' personal devices. If you are a Google Apps for Education admin and your school is using managed Android tablets, iPads, or ChromeOS devices, please consider installing the Classroom app centrally, as students may not be able to install it themselves. To make sure students have a great experience using the Classroom app, be sure to install the Drive and Docs apps (Docs, Slides, and Sheets) to the devices at the same time.
When working in a Chrome browser, people using the Google Docs editors with offline access enabled can work on files even when not connected to the internet. Files are synced so they can be viewed and edited offline, allowing for continued productivity regardless of one’s internet connection.
Setting up offline access manually can be cumbersome, so in a couple of weeks you’ll be able to just sign into Chrome on the web and visit Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides―and offline will be enabled automatically. This is already the default behavior on Chrome OS, so nothing will change there.
Note that Google Apps users should not sign into a Chrome browser on public/non-work computers with their Google Apps accounts to avoid unintended file syncing.
Saving YouTube Videos as a file
0k - Oct 6, 2010, 1:54 PM by James Hatz (v1)
Sometimes you may wish to save a youtube video for use in another program or at a computer without Internet access. This document explains how.
30k - Oct 6, 2010, 9:00 AM by James Hatz (v1)
Template to import students into Moodle