Google Apps for Education/G Suite

G Suite Updates June 2017

Google Hangouts for Students

Due to recent incidents with students accessing inappropriate video chat within Google Hangouts, the Google Apps Advisory Group is recommending that Google Hangouts be turned off for all students. Google Hangouts is videoconferencing software that allows for collaboration, communication and sharing. In Hangouts, we are unable to save video or chat transcripts and sessions cannot be deleted, so there is concern that students could access videoconferencing without adult supervision. Hangouts will continue to be available for all district staff. This change is planned to go into effect at the start of the 2017-18 school year. See full message here.

G Suite Training

This is a Chrome extension that offers simple and interactive training lessons to get you up and running fast with G Suite. Training is accessible directly within G Suite, so you don’t need to leave the application to learn how to use it. This extension is free and will be pushed out to all district users at the end of June 2017. If you want to access the training now, you can install the extension yourself.

G Suite Training Chrome extension

Google Takeout Transfer

As the end of the school year approaches, graduating seniors, retiring staff and others moving out of the district may want to move their apps4pps Google content to a personal account. Follow the directions here or here for transferring your stuff.

PPS Google Apps Blog

Follow the link above to visit the Google Apps blog for announcements and news about Google Apps/G Suite.