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Streamlining group chat creation in Google Hangouts on the web

Streamlining group chat creation in Google Hangouts on the web

February 8, 2017

Streamlining group chat creation in Google Hangouts on the web

New Sites

New Sites

December 21, 2016

Google makes the new version of Sites available to G Suite customers.

New custom templates in Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms and new features on mobile apps

New custom templates in Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms and new features on mobile apps

December 2, 2016

Submit files to shared template galleries in the Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms home screens for your co-workers to adapt and use as needed. Check out the following new features in the latest versions of the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps:

Google's 5 new time-saving features

Google's 5 new time-saving features

November 11, 2016

Google's 5 new time-saving features

Gmail and Google Calendar get a whole lot better on iOS

Gmail and Google Calendar get a whole lot better on iOS

November 8, 2016

The new Gmail app for iOS

Introducing G Suite

Introducing G Suite

November 1, 2016

Google is introducing a new name for Google apps, one that better reflects its mission: G Suite.

 

Page numbers now in table of contents in Google Docs

Page numbers now in table of contents in Google Docs

October 18, 2016

Page numbers now in table of contents in Google Docs

A new Google Hangouts Chrome extension experience

A new Google Hangouts Chrome extension experience

October 17, 2016

As a reminder, the new Google Hangouts Chrome extension will become the default experience on October 17, 2016.

Google explore in Docs, Sheets and Slides

Google explore in Docs, Sheets and Slides

October 13, 2016

Explore uses Google smarts to help you create amazing presentations, spreadsheets and documents in a fraction of the time they used to take…so you can get on with what’s most important in your life. It’s like having a researcher, analyst and designer by your side.

Improving the deduplication flow when uploading to Google Drive

Improving the deduplication flow when uploading to Google Drive

September 29, 2016

A common use case for Google Drive users is to download a file from their Drive to modify it locally, and then to re-upload the new version. In the past, this would result in duplicate files (the original and the new one), and users would have trouble finding the latest version. Google is introducing a change in Drive to help prevent deduplicate files when uploaded in the Chrome browser. 

Add the new VCU Google Academic Calendar to your Google Calendar

Add the new VCU Google Academic Calendar to your Google Calendar

September 12, 2016

There's a new VCU Google Academic Calendar.  The new calendar features automatic updates with the University's Academic Calendar.  The previous VCU Google Academic Calendar has been decommissioned.  The new calendar can be added using the steps located here.

Introducing Casting into Hangouts

Introducing Casting into Hangouts

September 1, 2016

Google introduces a new integration between Google Chrome and Google Hangouts that makes screen sharing from your Chrome browser to a Google Hangout easier than ever before. With this launch, signed-in Chrome users on Chrome 52 or higher will be able to use the “Cast…” menu item from Chrome to share the contents of a browser tab or their entire desktop into a Hangout. Hangouts that are scheduled on the user’s Google Calendar are shown automatically, but they can also be joined manually using the “Search” text box.  Here is a link for more information on the "Cast" menu in the browser: https://goo.gl/Tx022Q

New in Google Forms, add images to questions and answers in Google Forms!

New in Google Forms, add images to questions and answers in Google Forms!

August 19, 2016

Now you can insert images into survey questions or add images as multiple choice or checkbox options in Forms on the web. Here is a link to more information on editing a form: https://goo.gl/95rNiX  

Notifying Android users of security events

Notifying Android users of security events

August 18, 2016

Google releases a new feature that notifies Android users of security events on their account: Android notifications for newly added devices. Visit this link to learn more about the new features: https://goo.gl/Apv9t3 

Inbox Tabs and Category Labels Replace Marketing Tag

Inbox Tabs and Category Labels Replace Marketing Tag

August 4, 2016

The Technology Advisory Committee has approved the removal of the Marketing tag which has been added to incoming mail deemed "graymail" by the Cisco Cloud Email Security Appliance.  Google users may easily use inbox tabs and category labels to organize their email.  Mail formerly tagged Marketing will most likely arrive in the Promotions tab or the Spam label.

Please view this short video, https://goo.gl/BKMGzj or this document https://goo.gl/aX9MHZ for assistance with these settings.

Better group chat controls in Google Hangouts

Better group chat controls in Google Hangouts

July 29, 2016

Google has announced that in the coming weeks several features are coming to Google Hangouts to make it more easy and useful to use group chats. 

https://goo.gl/eKZ3T9 

Google Calendar Reminders

Google Calendar Reminders

May 12, 2016

Last year, Google launched Reminders in the Google Calendar app for iOS and Android. Reminders are coming to Google Calendar on the web.

https://goo.gl/vT9Hb4 

Google Drive Sync Support Changes

Google Drive Sync Support Changes

May 9, 2016

Google announced that as of July 1, 2016, they will discontinue support for Drive for Mac/PC sync client versions 1.22 and lower and going forward, any Google Drive for Mac/PC versions which are older than 1 year old.

To learn more: https://goo.gl/ju3eQ5 

Google Calendar for Android: Find a time for my meeting

Google Calendar for Android: Find a time for my meeting

May 9, 2016

Now you can schedule meetings from anywhere with "Find a time" in Google Calendar for Android.

https://goo.gl/RvjaNK

Goals in Google Calendar on Android and iPhone

Goals in Google Calendar on Android and iPhone

April 25, 2016

Google is introducing a new feature called Goals for Google Calendar on Android and iPhone to help users find time for activities and then add the timeslots to their calendar.

https://goo.gl/fMDZVD 

Set Expiration Date on Shared Files

Set Expiration Date on Shared Files

April 25, 2016

Google is introducing the ability to set an “expiration date” for specific user access to files in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

https://goo.gl/jFmUAi 

Export Google Docs as EPUB publications

Export Google Docs as EPUB publications

April 25, 2016

EPUB is the most widely supported file format for publishing accessible documents and digital books, allowing people to consume long-form content in their preferred apps on a diverse range of screen sizes and devices, including smartphones, tablets, and eReaders. To make it easier for authors, publishers, and academic institutions to create works that can be consumed digitally, today we’re launching the ability to export Google Docs files as EPUB publications.

https://goo.gl/bkRWdL

Google Forms security and student access

Google Forms security and student access

February 3, 2016

If a student accesses their myVCUmail account before going to a form that was created in the faculty/staff domain and requires authentication, they are able to access the form and submit without any errors.

Folder sharing setting in Drive

Folder sharing setting in Drive

February 3, 2016

Google will be adding a new “people icon” to shared folders, which simplifies seeing who you’ve shared a folder with and whether they have View, Edit, or Comment permissions. 

https://goo.gl/BkossG

Two new security features for Gmail

Two new security features for Gmail

February 3, 2016

On February 9th, Google announced two new security features that they would be rolling out to Google Apps Customer. https://goo.gl/uyreWY

Events added to Calendar automatically

Events added to Calendar automatically

February 3, 2016

Google Calendar now adds events from Gmail, like reservations for flights and restaurants, to your calendar automatically. 

Trusted Google Domains

Trusted Google Domains

February 3, 2016

Google has recently instituted the ability to allow multiple Google domains to "trust" each other. 

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts

February 4, 2016

In order to provide a standardized communication platform for 
all VCU Google users, Google Hangouts is the default chat platform.
VCU Academic Calendar

VCU Academic Calendar

February 4, 2016

A copy of the current VCU Academic Calendar is now viewable from your Google Calendar. 

Insert and delete groups of cells in Google Sheets

Insert and delete groups of cells in Google Sheets

February 8, 2017

Google is making it easier to insert cells into sheets without disturbing that content. You can add a rectangular block of cells to any spreadsheet on the web, and it will shift the surrounding cells down or to the right. You can delete chunks of cells in the same way.

You can insert cells from Insert menu and delete cells from the Edit menu. Both features are also accessible when you right-click on a cell. For more information, check out the Help Center.