Friday, December 20, 2013

Google Drive Templates

Google Drive Templates are currently not working as usual.  There is a work around.  Log in to your Google Drive, then open a fresh browser tab.  Go to this link:

and then you will see all of the available templates.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Google Folders in a Site

Did you know you can display a list of files in a folder on your Google Site?  Just make the folder public in your Google Drive, then in the Site click Insert, Drive, Folder and select the folder.  Here is how it will look:

Monday, November 4, 2013

Google Apps for Education black bar is gone!!!!!

When you log in to Google Apps, now you need to click on the icon in the upper left hand corner (looks like nine little squares) to get to other apps from Mail!!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Want a publisher type app for your Google Drive?  Here's an interesting one that integrates with Google Drive (optional)
Free for educational users.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

30 GB of Space!

Google is increasing our space and changing the allocation!  Not sure when it will hit Clemson - but watch for it...  We'll have 30 GB shared with Gmail, Drive, Sites, etc.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Host your web site in Google Drive!!!!!

If you have an old web site (HTML) you can create a public folder in your Google Drive, drag your files into it, and host your web site from there!!!!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Edit Layout

Clemson's Google Apps for Education had a change made last week (April, 2013) in the way you edit the sidebar navigation or horizontal navigation.  Now instead of More, Manage Site, Layout - you click on More, Edit Layout.  Here's a 2 minute video showing the new menus:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Change in Google Sites Navigation Editing!

Old way:  click on More, Manage Site, Site Layout

New way: click on More, Edit Site Layout:

You will see this:

Monday, March 11, 2013

Templates for Google Documents MOVED!!!!!!!!

If you are used to finding templates in Google Drive by clicking on New, Template --- it's  no longer there!!!

Here is the new method.  Click on New, Document (or spreadsheet, or presentation).  Once you are in your new blank document, click on New, from Template.  Now you'll see all of the Clemson and public templates!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Get Old PicasaWeb Photo Albums

If you have not tried it yet, PicasaWeb photo albums are a great way to store, share, and publish sets of photos on a Google Site - or just a place to stash them.  To get to it, after logging in to your Google account, open a new tab and type in Upload your photos into folder - caption them if you want - edit them if you want.  In Google Sites, there is an option Insert, PicasaWeb Photo Albums - and the albums you upload will appear as choices.  You can make them self advancing (as many as are in one album).

One thing that has been very annoying lately is that if you have Google+ there is a totally different interface than if you do not.  There is a solution for this!!!

Right after you start, if you have Google+ a brief yellow option comes up - "Click here to go back to Picasa Web Albums".  Click on the word here and you'll go to the old interface.  Yay!!!
Thanks to this page for the complete instructions:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Google Cloud Print

Google Cloud Print is now in beta!  Print to any printer you've added.  Here is more information:

Another tip about printing a Google Document.  If you're having trouble in another browser, try using Google Chrome to open and print the document - it prints nicely from there!

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Here is a script for Google Forms that lets you strip out duplicates by name.  So if the same person answers your survey multiple times - or takes your test multiple times - you can remove the duplicates:

For complete instructions look here:

Or here is the silent video:

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Google Forms - new features

Google unleashed a few new features for Google Forms this week!  You can use a spreadsheet to update your questions.  You can select which spreadsheet will hold the results - and there's better collaboration.  Here is a post about the new features:

Another cool new trick in Google Forms involves another way to add pictures to your Form questions.  Here is a link to a nice page showing  how to do that: