Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Google Blog - One click to Docs!

NEW!!! Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations are now called Docs, Sheets, and Slides. There's an app for each. Check out the Google Blog : One Click to Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Google+ Hangouts - Getting Started

We finished our Clemson Google+ Hangouts - Getting Started video yesterday. Thanks to VJ for some of these slides.  This should help if you would like to create your first hangout!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Google + Hangout On Air - Broadcast on YouTube!

It took me a while to figure this out - cannot find any tutorials or videos on how to broadcast a Google + Hangout live on YouTube and Record for later viewing...  So once I figured it out, I decided to make a video to help others.  We're also working on a video on doing the actual Hangouts --- coming soon...  If you have not heard of them, Hangouts are meetings or classes where up to ten people can share their mics, video cameras, files, screens, etc.  - but an unlimited number can watch.  It's a bit like Adobe Connect - only free to all Google users!!!  Here is the video I created today:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New Google Apps for Education Features in the last 6 months at Clemson

In case you missed it, here are some of the new features of Clemson Google Apps for Education:

1) Google Sites
  • Picture Links - put a picture or icon on your page, highlight it, link to a web site or another page of your site (just like linking text)
  • New way to edit Sidebar - coming!!! - There's a video on it in an earlier post...
2) Google Drive
  • If you still see Documents in your Google Apps black bar, you should upgrade to Drive.  You'll see an option to use Google Drive, maybe a link to "get 5 GB free" - go ahead and click on that.  If you want to use Google Drive on your computer (where you can drag and drop files into a folder like Dropbox), go ahead and Install Google Drive (another option you'll see).  Do not do this on someone else's computer!!!  Also, you can add iPhone, iPad, or Android Apps and see your Google Drive files on another device!
3) Picasaweb
  • Once you are logged in to Clemson's Google Apps (through, if you open a new browser tab and type in - you will have to give your Clemson Google Apps password the first time - but then you will have your own account where you can create albums and drag and drop files.  Those same albums or pictures will be available in your Google Site under Insert, Picasaweb.  You can make the pictures or albums private or public with share options.  You can also get a link to them - or embed.
4) Blogger
  • Added into Google Apps for Education this semester!  You're looking at a sample right now.
5) Google + Hangouts
  • If you click on the last item on the left in the Google apps bar  - it's a +followed by your user name - mine is +Laurie you can get to Google +.  From there on the right there's a Google Hangouts option.  If you start a Hangout, you can have a virtual meeting or class with other Google users.  You can share your screen, file, camera, webcam.  Try it!!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Here is a tip for embedding another site into a Google Site:

You could always just use a simple HTML code without worrying finding the iframe gadget (This usually avoids any hiccups there may be with embedding by inserting a gadget from a third party.

Simply click on the html tab in when you edit your sites page and paste the following, only changing the site url as highlighted below:

 <iframe frameborder="0" height="700" src=" of site you  want to"; target="_blank" align="center" width="900"  scrolling="Auto"; bgcolor="#C9D3DE"> </iframe>

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Adding pictures to questions in Google Forms

New feature in Google Forms - you can add a picture to a question! Here's a video on how to do it: