March 27, 2017
Google Keep Now Fully Supported
Available to VCU GSuite users with Google Drive since our migration to Google, Google Keep helps employees capture their thoughts, ideas, action items, and more in one easy-to-access place. As of 2/28/17, Google Keep was moved to a G Suite core service for VCU, Keep is now accessible in Google Docs, so users can easily revisit and repurpose their notes.
G Suite core service
Keep now has the same technical support and service level commitments from Google and Collaboration Services as any other core service, like Gmail or Google Drive. Going forward, Keep will be added as a monitored service to the G Suite Status Dashboard.
How do you get to Keep?
Keep.google.com on the web or download the app from the Play Store for Android or App Store for iOS devices.
View and create Keep notes in Docs
Users can now view and create Keep notes in Google Docs on the web. Select “Keep notepad” from the Tools menu to pull up a sidebar containing your notes from Keep (and the option to search them). You can then edit those notes and drag and drop them into your document.
If you’re inspired by the content already in your doc, you can create a new note by highlighting the relevant text, right-clicking, and selecting “Save to Keep notepad.” Or, if you simply want to create a new note with brand-new content, you can start typing in the “Take a note...” box in the notepad. All notes you create while in a document will be added to a “related” section within the sidebar. When you then view those notes in Keep, they will include a link back to the document in which they were created.