Sunday, August 7, 2016

Chromebook Shortcuts

For a comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts, visit this page:

For a list of functions for the Chromebook TouchPad, visit this page:

Thursday, February 11, 2016

New Options in Google Forms!

A must see for users of Forms!

  • Individual Responses Tab: Lets you browse through all the answers provided by an individual respondent.
  • New Notification Options: Receive email notifications each time one of your Forms is filled out.
  • Show Response Status: New view that will show you the response status of each person to which you sent the form.
  • Send Reminder Email: Allows you to send a friendly "nudge" to those that have not responded.
  • Add-on and Apps Scripts are now supported in the new Forms editor. Tools like Form PublisherChoice Eliminator, and g(Math) for Forms help creators extend the capabilities of Google Forms.
  • New Templates for Forms

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Organizing Google Drive

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 01:14 PM PST
We know how important it is to stay organized at work, so we’re making it easier to move and arrange your files and folders in Google Drive. When looking at Search results or items in the Shared with meRecent, or Starred views in Drive, you’ll now see one of two options in the toolbar at the top of the screen. If the item you’ve selected is not already located in My Drive, you’ll continue to see the option to Add to My Drive. Clicking on that option will add the item to My Drive and then allow you to move it to various folders.

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Alternatively, if the item you’ve selected is already in My Drive, you’ll now see an option to Move to, which will make it easy to move that item to a new or different folder via a simpler, clearer workflow.

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As an added bonus, you’ll also be able to drag and drop items from your search results to your folders.

In addition to these improvements, we’re making it simpler to organize Drive files when you’re previewing them. For example, if you’re previewing a document that’s not already in My Drive, you’ll now see an option to Add to My Drive in the toolbar at the top of the screen. If you add that item to My Drive (or if you’re previewing an item that’s already located in My Drive), you’ll now be able to quickly and easily move that file to different folders, directly from the preview screen.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Better Search Experience in Google Drive

Posted: 09 Dec 2015 01:49 PM PST
When you store important files in Google Drive they’re not only safe, they’re accessible from any device. Finding these files again from any device should be super easy, so we’re rolling out a new search experience to get you better results — even faster.

Drive lets you search across all your files, regardless of the device they came from. To make that easier, you can use these new ways to find your files:

  • Narrow your search to a file type from the search box on Android, iOS, and the web.
  • Open advanced search instantly from the search box.
  • Access recent files or search Drive from the home screen using 3D Touch on iOS. 
  • Search Drive using the iOS search bar without opening the Drive app.

Several behind-the-scenes improvements give your search queries even better results than they did before. And to get more specific results, anyone can now do the following:

  • Search for shared files by file owner using their name or email address.
  • Use advanced search options like the date a file was modified, words it contains, or who it was shared with.

This is all part of an ongoing effort to make Drive the easiest place to find your files. See below for the specific rollout details.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Start of the Year Corner Turned...

Today, we had a district inservice day at Hannibal60. The technology department took advantage of this by spending 2/3 of the day working in TO2 (our shorthand for the 2nd technology office). This office is our work space for repairing and preparing computers and other technological devices for disbursement across the district. TO2 is key to the success of our department and is available to us through the kindness of Roger McGregor​, Director of the Hannibal Career and Technical Center, where the office is located. We moved out about 3/4 of the technology in the room in order to arrange it and get it onto pallets for either storage or pallets for recycle. The remainder we returned to TO2 in an organized manner and this equipment will be repaired and distributed as time allows. We also were able to image a laptop as a test to see if doing the same with a cart of like laptops is worth the effort or not. We were able to work through the rights issue for a nagging server share that we had working last year, but for some reason wasn't working this year. Finally, we were able to verify that the printer rollout via GPO was working at Stowell Elementary. A very productive day where several long-standing issues were finally put to rest. The work never ends and there are many many more things to be done, but I believe it is safe to say that the "start of the school year" issues have been corrected. For me, this means a little more time to dedicate to working with teachers and students in the classroom. So, teachers, if you have needs and would like me to visit to give your technology-integration needs the personal touch, send me an email! We'll get you on the calendar.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Download Microsoft Office files quickly and easily in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

The Office Compatibility Mode extension in Chrome allows people to view and edit Microsoft® Office files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Based on feedback, we’ve added a new feature that makes it simpler to use those edited files on the web. This new download functionality provides a person with a local copy of their file instantly, making it easy to upload that file via a webform or to share it in a Microsoft Office format. This feature lives in two places: as an option in the File drop-down menu and as a button in the top right corner of the screen. Check out the Help Center for more information.