News

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

March 10, 2016

Starting next month, bConnected will begin working with mailing list owners to migrate mailing lists from CalMail to Google Groups as part of our move from CalMail to Google Apps for Education.

Google is making it easier to navigate lengthy, complex documents with an outline tool in Google Docs on the web and Android.

Displayed in a pane to the left of the page, the outline features headers for each section of your document, making it simple to quickly jump from section to section. If you haven’t manually applied headers, no worries—we’ll do it for you, intelligently detecting the logical divisions within your work. You can then edit or remove these headers as necessary.

February 16, 2016

The latest versions of the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps include several new features that make working on your mobile phone or tablet easier and more efficient. Here's what's new:

February 12, 2016

Today, the new Google Forms will become the default option for Form creators. This follows Google's launch from last September, where a revamped Google Forms was released as opt-in-only until additional features and functionality could be added. Once launched, Form creators will be redirected to the new Google Forms whenever they create a new Google Form. To opt-out, users may click the “running man” icon in the bottom left-hand corner.

February 11, 2016

Individual users will no longer be able to send email through the CalMail SMTP server starting Wednesday, February 17th (extension granted from original date of January 5, 2016). This change is part of our completion to move from CalMail to Google Apps for Education(link is external) that began in 2012.

February 3, 2016

 With this launch, you’ll be able to quickly create events in Google Calendar with smart suggestions for event titles, places and people, in more than 30 new languages. Available on Android and iOS.


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January 26, 2016

When you’re on the go, you need your calendar events to be up to date. Now, the latest version of the Google Calendar app for Android makes it easy for you to see whether your accounts are properly syncing, and quickly fix them if they aren't.
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January 20, 2016

When you’re working in Google Docs, you’re often working in Google Sheets and Google Slides at the same time. With that in mind, Google is making it easier to find and switch between your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

January 13, 2016

Google is 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 me, Recent, 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.

January 5, 2016

Calendars are great for keeping track of what's next and to-dos are great for keeping track of what needs to get done. But we often manage them separately, so it's hard to see everything that’s going on and prioritize what's important.

Now people using the Google Calendar Android and iOS apps can create Reminders to keep track of their to-dos alongside their events. Here’s how it works:

December 17, 2015

December 15, 2015

Starting on January 5, 2016, individual users will no longer be able to send email through the CalMail SMTP server. This change is part of our completion to move from CalMail to Google Apps for Education that began in 2012. Impacted users will be contacted directly with instructions for making the switch.

November 24, 2015

Google Drive allows you to upload files, images, and videos so you can work on them anywhere and anytime. With this update, if you’re using the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox on the web, you can now drag a file from your desktop directly into Drive folders or subfolders.

Source: Google Apps Updates

November 18, 2015

Google+ has rolled out updates that make it easier to focus on the features our Apps customers find the most useful. There’s a new homestream to quickly browse through content, Communities that make it easy to safely share ideas and Collections that enable organizations to curate their work and keep it in one easy-to-find place. 

November 13, 2015

In the latest version of the Google Sheets app for Android, users can now add new and reply to existing comments. In the newest Google Docs app for Android, they can now see comments and suggestions in Print Layout view—and then resolve, close, accept, or reject those comments and suggestions—making it simpler to move between their desktop and mobile devices.

Read more about enhanced commenting in Docs and Sheets 

The bConnected team has been working with Google and other universities in response to reports of messages wrongly classified as SPAM. Based on our research, we’ve enabled an additional setting in bMail's (Google) routing configuration that is more compatible with our existing on-premise email systems. We believe this change will reduce the amount of mail being misidentified. We will continue to monitor the situation, and report additional findings to the user community.

In the meantime, here are a few recommended steps to take:

November 11, 2015

Following the recent addition of the ability to request access to Drive files on Android, Google is making sharing on the go even easier with several new features in the Drive apps for Android and iOS.