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  • New - Add Images to Google Forms

    Add images to questions and answers in Google Forms

    Posted: 17 Aug 2016 04:55 PM PDT

    Google Forms makes it easy to create, distribute, and analyze surveys. Starting today, you can craft even more effective forms by inserting images into survey questions or adding images as multiple choice or checkbox options in Forms on the web.

    For example, a graphic designer might ask a business owner to to pick one of three different logos, pictures of which would be offered as multiple choice answers.
    Or a chef might include a photo of her famous burger between a question asking diners their opinion of it and the section provided for their answer.
    For more information on creating and editing surveys in Forms, check out the Help Center.

    Launch Details
    Release track:
    Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

    Rollout pace:
    Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

    Impact:
    All end users
    Posted Aug 22, 2016, 6:17 AM by James Hatz
  • Making email safer with new security warnings in Gmail


    Making email safer with new security warnings in Gmail

    Posted: 10 Aug 2016 10:00 AM PDT

    Starting this week, we’re introducing two new security warnings in Gmail to help you keep your email safer.

    1. On the web or Android, if you receive a message that can’t be authenticated with either Sender Policy Framework (SPF) or DKIM, you’ll see a question mark in place of the sender’s profile photo, corporate logo, or avatar.
    2.  On the web, if you receive a message with a link to a dangerous site known for phishing, malware, and Unwanted Software, you’ll begin to see warnings when you click on the link. These warnings are an extension of the Safe Browsing protection available to various web browsers today. The full-page warning will look like this:

    Please note: Not all affected email will necessarily be dangerous. But we encourage you to be extra careful about replying to, or clicking on links in messages that you’re not sure about. And with these updates, you’ll have the tools to make these kinds of decisions.


    Launch Details
    Release track:
    Launching to Rapid release, with scheduled release coming in 2 weeks

    Rollout pace:
    Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

    Impact:
    All end users
    Posted Aug 16, 2016, 6:53 AM by James Hatz
  • Improvements to PDF, Microsoft Office, image file previewing in Google Drive on web

    Improvements to PDF, Microsoft Office, image file previewing in Google Drive on web

    Posted: 04 Aug 2016 02:33 PM PDT


    The Google Drive preview feature is a way to quickly preview files you’d typically open in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, or photo editors. Available in Gmail, Inbox, and Google Drive, previewing a file is a useful and fast experience and works across a wide range of files. Starting this week, we’re rolling out some improvements to the preview feature to make it simpler and easier to use:

    • Cleaner interface: Buttons and toolbars stay out of the way when you’re not using them.

    • Spreadsheet zooming support: If you preview spreadsheet files in Drive, you can now zoom in and out to inspect specific cells. This complements earlier launched improvements where we added support for frozen rows and columns, and the ability to switch between sheets.

    • Simpler zooming for document files: Zoom buttons are now easier to find and make images and documents larger than you could before.


    Launch Details
    Release track: 
    Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in 2 weeks

    Rollout pace: 
    Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)
    Posted Aug 5, 2016, 5:28 AM by James Hatz
  • Choose a file's folder location

    Choose a file’s folder location when you make a copy in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

    Posted: 18 Jul 2016 04:57 PM PDT

    Previously, when you made a copy of a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file, that copy would be automatically added to your My Drive folder—instead of the original file’s folder as most people would expect. Going forward, when you make a copy of a Docs, Sheets, or Slides file on the web, you’ll be able to choose which folder to place the file in. This should reduce confusion and make it easier to organize your Docs, Sheets, and Slides files.


    Launch Details
    Release track: 
    Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

    Rollout pace: 
    Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

    Impact: 
    All end users

    Action: 
    Change management suggested/FYI
    Posted Jul 19, 2016, 5:52 AM by James Hatz
  • Google Updates Alerts for 5/19/16

    Embed charts from Google Sheets in Google Docs and Slides and update them with a single click

    Posted: 18 May 2016 12:38 PM PDT

    Charts help you display data in a visually compelling way. At work, the same chart may be used across multiple documents and presentations, to help you better convey your message and strengthen your argument. If that chart changes, it can be tedious and time-consuming to replace it in each and every file. To save you valuable time, we’re now making it possible to update your chart with a single click—without ever needing to leave your document or presentation.

    To get started, simply go to Insert > Chart in Google Docs or Slides on the web. Insert a new chart, or select From Sheets to add an existing chart from the spreadsheet of your choice. As long as you check the Link to spreadsheet box, you’ll be given the option to update the chart with one click if its underlying data in Google Sheets changes. Should you no longer want to be notified of updates to a particular chart, you can simply unlink it. This same functionality is available if you copy and paste a chart into a document or presentation.



    Please note that the ability to import or update linked charts will only be available to collaborators with edit access to the document, presentation, or underlying spreadsheet. For more information on embedding charts in your Docs and Slides files, check out the Help Center articles below.

    Launch Details
    Release track:
    Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

    Rollout pace:
    Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

    Impact:
    All end users

    Action:
    Change management suggested/FYI

    More Information
    Help Center: Add a chart to a slide
    Help Center: Add a chart to a document

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    Opening Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files on mobile now easier when you’re offline

    Posted: 18 May 2016 12:21 PM PDT

    We know that internet connections can be spotty when you’re working on your phone on the go. And we recognize that sometimes you need access to a file you didn’t remember to make available offline. With this launch, we’ll make it easier to open Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files on your Android and iOS devices when you’re not online.

    Starting today, any Docs, Sheets, or Slides files you’ve recently worked on will be automatically synced to your mobile device, so you can open them even if you don’t have an internet connection. As your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations go stale—or if your phone or tablet maxes out on storage space—we’ll remove those older files from your device. To see what documents are saved to your device and to access them later, simply select Offlinefrom the overflow menu in your Docs, Sheets, or Slides app. This will show files synced both automatically and manually (note that manually synced files will now be labeled with a checkmark, instead of a pin icon).



    Launch Details
    Release track:
    Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

    Rollout pace:
    Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

    Impact:
    All end users

    Action:
    Change management suggested/FYI
    Posted May 19, 2016, 5:25 AM by James Hatz
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  • Computer Best Practices   0k - Dec 7, 2015, 8:05 AM by James Hatz (v1)
    ‎Changes for the 2010/2011 school year for staff to be aware of.‎
  • Changing Browser Home Page   0k - Jul 5, 2011, 6:27 AM by James Hatz (v1)
    ‎Links to instructions on how to change various browser homepage settings for both Mac and Windows users.‎
  • Saving to your networked Home drive from Microsoft Office on a Windows 7 PC.doc   258k - Mar 14, 2011, 12:40 PM by James Hatz (v1)
    ‎Instructions for saving from classmate pc‎
  • 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.‎
  • moodle template.xls   30k - Oct 6, 2010, 9:00 AM by James Hatz (v1)
    ‎Template to import students into Moodle‎
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