Tuesday, March 31, 2020

What's New in Google - March 2020

Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from March 2020, and see great ideas and resources!

Below is the recorded video from our March 2020 Google User Meeting, along with the meeting agenda and all the awesome resources and G Suite updates from the summer months. This includes 24 new Google updates and 48 Google resources for your class.

The monthly meetings are hosted by the Google Educator Group of Ohio, but are open to anyone from any location. The purpose of these meetings is to:
  • Connect Google-using educators
  • Share the latest Google Apps news and features
  • Provide tutorials, demonstrations, and how-to’s
  • Share best practices of how Google Apps is being used within schools
  • Ask questions and get answers
The video from the meeting is recorded and available for later viewing for those who cannot attend or connect live. See below to view the recorded video, agenda, and all the resources from the March 2020 meeting:

Note: If you would like to see each of the agenda items with links directly to those spots in the video, open the video using the YouTube link below and then click “Show More” below the video.
 YouTube link:

You can view the full Google Document agenda with links to all the Google Apps updates from the last month, as well as all the resources covered in the meeting in the Google Doc linked below.
 View the agenda - Google Document link

Agenda details

Upcoming Events

What's New in G Suite

February 2020
  • 2/5/2020 - Changes to multiple inboxes in Gmail starting February 20, 2020 - Resource Link
  • 2/5/2020 - New admin controls for third-party app backups in Google Drive - Resource Link
  • 2/6/2020 - Google Maps is turning 15! Celebrate with a new look and features - Resource Link - Resource Link
  • 2/6/2020 - Google removes Androidify avatar maker from Play Store and shuts down website - Resource Link
  • 2/11/2020 - Edit your new Google Sites faster with a revamped Settings menu - Resource Link
  • 2/14/2020 - Get a better overview of meetings with visual timelines in the Meet Quality Tool - Resource Link
  • 2/18/2020 - Smart Compose in Google Docs now generally available (Not available for G Suite for Education or for personal Google accounts, although Beta program available) - Resource Link
  • 2/18/2020 - Autocorrect now available for Google Docs on web (Not available to G Suite for Education) - Resource Link
  • 2/19/2020 - Refine search results in Gmail faster with search chips - Resource Link
  • 2/19/2020 - View out of office information in more places on Gmail for web - Resource Link
  • 2/25/2020 - Google Contacts on the web regains ability to quickly ‘create multiple contacts’ - Resource Link
  • 2/26/2020 - Google Earth officially adds Firefox, Edge, and Opera support - Resource Link

March 2020
  • 3/3/2020 - Extending Hangouts Meet premium features to all G Suite customers through July 1, 2020 - Resource Link
  • 3/3/2020 - Accessibility improvements for Google Docs - Resource Link
  • 3/4/2020 - Google Assistant can now read web pages aloud to you - Resource Link
  • 3/9/2020 - Fix images to a certain location on a page in Google Docs - Resource Link
  • 3/9/2020 - Experience the new Google Groups, launching in beta - Resource Link
  • 3/11/2020 - Set custom table ranges for charts in Google Sheets - Resource Link
  • 3/11/2020 - Chrome OS to get native app for printing and scanning documents - Resource Link
  • 3/11/2020 - Sort and filter cells by text or fill color in Google Sheets - Resource Link
  • 3/17/2020 - Google Translate app adds live Transcribe feature - Resource Link
  • 3/17/2020 - Google Search adds sorting for dictionary definitions by topic - Resource Link
  • 3/19/2020- Hangouts Meet improvements for remote learning - Resource Link
  • 3/20/2020 - New Google Assistant command helps you keep up hand washing - Resource Link
  • 3/26/2020- Create pointers to any file or folder in Google Drive with shortcuts- Resource Link

Show and Tell
(For more community submitted resources from the meeting, see the agenda document.)

To see the schedule for upcoming Google User Group meetings visit:
 Google User Group schedule -

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