Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Google Update: More Ways to Build and Share Google Forms

Several new features have launched today in Google Forms, making them easier to build and share:

Find what you’re looking for
  • Search the menus: Quickly access nearly all features in Forms without having to dig through menus. To use this feature, press Alt + / or look under the Help menu.

New ways to manage your questions
  • Shuffle questions: Randomize the order of questions on quizzes or surveys
  • Allow one response per person: Ensure that a person only responds to your form once
  • Validate information for grid questions: Limit people to one response per column for grid-style questions using the new option under “advanced settings”

Get the word out with shorter URLs
  • Shorten URLs to your forms: Make it easier for people to get to your form

Monday, September 8, 2014

Alternatives to YouTube

Sometimes, what you want can't be found on YouTube. Check out this link to see 50+ alternatives! There are some very cool sites here.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Simplified Sharing Experience for Google Docs Editors and Google Drive

We have launched a new simplified sharing experience for the Google Docs editors and Google Drive, making it easier for people to find and copy the link for a file or folder to share with others.

 To give access to your content to others, click the blue “Share” button (or select a file/folder in Drive and click the person icon), and you’ll see a new “Get shareable link” button and grey icon in the upper right corner of the pop-up window. With one click on “Get shareable link,” you’ll see your file’s link appear and that the icon turns from grey to green, meaning that the file is ready to be shared with view-only access.

 If you want anyone with the link to do more with your file, like leave comments and suggestions or make edits, just change “Can view” to “Can comment” or “Can edit” in the dropdown. And as always, if you only want certain people to be able to view, comment on, or edit your file, add their email addresses and we’ll send them a link that only they can access.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Custom Themes for Google Forms!

Applying themes to forms is a great way to personalize and tailor them to
their intended audience. With this launch, people working with Google Forms 
will now be able to apply custom themes to their forms.
This includes adding custom images or logos to the header and page 
background, specifying the font details (type, size, color) and paragraph 
alignment for the form text, and choosing the color for the form and page 
backgrounds. WeĆ¢€™ve also refreshed the overall Forms UI and added a brand 
new gallery of modern default themes.
In addition, if a form using a custom theme is shared within a domain, 
others can copy that theme in order to use it themselves. This helps to 
ensure a consistent look and feel across forms used in that domain.
Release track:Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in three weeks.