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August 18, 2016

Google Forms makes it easy to create, distribute, and analyze surveys. Starting today, you can craft even more effective forms by inserting images into survey questions or adding images as multiple choice or checkbox options in Forms on the web.

For example, a graphic designer might ask a business owner to to pick one of three different logos, pictures of which would be offered as multiple choice answers.

August 17, 2016

August 3, 2016

It's easy to migrate your mailing lists from CalMail to bConnected Lists!

 Migrate Your Mailing Lists

Need in-person support? Drop-by an upcoming user support session:

June 30, 2016

Google Calendar service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users within the next 1 hours. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change. Check Google’s App Status Dashboard for updates.

 

June 27, 2016

Update: Google has recommended that you refresh your browser if you are experiencing this issue. 

June 24, 2016

Effective June 16, 2016, Google has disabled support for two security systems called SSLv3 and RC4 support at Google's SMTP servers, IMAP/POP clients, and on Gmail's web servers for the following reasons:

June 16, 2016

The latest versions of the Google Docs and Sheets apps for Android and iOS devices include the following new features:

June 7, 2016

In March, Google introduced the document outline in Google Docs on the web and Android devices. This feature simplifies and speeds up the process of navigating long, complicated documents. Now you can also use the document outline in the Docs app on your iPhone or iPad.

June 1, 2016

In the past year, Google has made some changes to the Google bar that is displayed across the top of most Google apps. For instance, if a user has a picture associated with their account, they’ll see that picture in the Google bar; if they don’t have a picture, they’ll see their initial.

May 26, 2016

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

May 23, 2016

Better engage your audience by allowing them to submit questions and vote on them during Google Slides presentations. To see the feature in action, check out this video in which Google Science Fair winner Shree Bose fields questions from a group of 200 middle school students.

A few things to note:

May 17, 2016

May 11, 2016

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



Key features:

May 9, 2016

Google Drive allows users to easily share files with collaborators through access control permissions and sharable links. With this launch, we are making it even easier to turn on file sharing in Drive on the web. Just select a file and click on the “Get sharable link” icon on the top right-hand side menu. You’ll then have the option to turn on link sharing with one click on the toggle switch.* The sharing link will then be copied to the clipboard for easy distribution and will provide view access to anyone in your domain who receives the link.

April 27, 2016

The bConnected team is excited to partner with the Academic Innovation Studio to offer workshops and drop-in sessions assisting mailing list owners in making the transition from CalMail mailing lists to bConnected Lists (Google Groups). We will cover how to migrate your mailing list, key features and settings mailing list owners should know about, and other topics of interest. 

"How to migrate your mailing list" demonstrations:

CalMail mailing list owners of @lists.berkeley.edu lists can begin migrating their mailing lists to bConnected Lists (Google Groups). Migration will be available through December 20, 2016. List owners of active mailing lists will be contacted throughout the day when their lists are available to migrate.

April 20, 2016

Calendars should help users make the most of their time. Google has recently introduced a new feature called Goals in Google Calendar on Android and iPhone to help users find time for personal activities. With Goals, users can add a goal, and Calendar will help them find the time and stick to these goals.

April 7, 2016

In March, Google introduced the ability to quickly and easily scroll through Google Docs files on your Android phone or tablet. Now they've launched that same functionality for your iOS device. Starting today, when you begin scrolling in Google Docs on your iPhone or iPad, a small navigation handle will automatically appear on the side of the screen.

March 15, 2016

Whether the topic is the arts, science, or law, Google Forms is changing workflows across campus. Read the most recent bConnected Case Study on how Arts Research Center (ARC), Biology Scholars Program (BSP), and Berkeley Law are using Google Forms to save time and improve workflow.

March 11, 2016