U-M Google Updates
Know When Everyone Declined a Google Calendar Event
In the next few weeks, Google Calendar will begin to indicate when all invitees have declined a Calendar event. Without having to go into an event’s details, or watch your inbox for RSVP responses, you will see beforehand when everyone else has declined the meeting. An indicator icon will appear on the event, flagging to you that all guests have declined the invitation.
After clicking on one of these events within Calendar, you can take one of the following actions:
- Cancel the meeting: If you’re the event organizer, you’ll be able to delete the event. All other invitees will be able to remove it from their own calendar.
- Reschedule the meeting: Organizers can reschedule the event, either manually or with “Find a Time.”
- Dismiss the notification: Until the event is moved to a new time, you can dismiss seeing the flagged indication for the meeting.
A New Look For Google Sign-in Screens
- Tweaks to the Google logo
- There will be an outline around the text field
- New alignment of all items, now centered on the screen.
New! Changes to Embedded Content on Classic Google Sites
- Different appearance of rich embedded content (e.g. Twitter images, buttons, and more).
- Different display size of the embedded element.
- Different styling of the embedded element.
- Adjust the height and width. Use the Classic Site manual controls to make the box fit the embedded content better.
- Adjust the formatting. You may want to adjust the embed HTML to match your page style. If you got the code from a third party, check if there are formatting options there.
- Stage 1: Starting immediately, Google will upgrade HTML boxes when an editor opens an HTML box on a Classic Site.
- Stage 2: On June 30th, Google will automatically upgrade all remaining legacy HTML boxes.
U-M Google April and May Summary
The monthly U-M Google Summaries inform campus of Google releases for Core Apps as well as the Non-Core Apps (those that are not part of the G Suite for Education agreement). We communicate important information on Core Apps throughout the month. Core and Non-Core Apps are listed on the G Suite website.
- New in Google Slides: linking in Docs, guides and rulers, and improved commenting
- Get more control over chart data labels in Google Sheets
- See people’s profile information in new cards in G Suite apps
- Google Drive UI Updates
- White color brushes and Bluetooth conferencing with the latest Jamboard release
- Built-in protections and controls for Team Drives
- New insights in Google Docs Activity dashboard
- Webinar on the New Gmail
- Interested in the Jamboard Demo? Seats Limited!
- Coming Soon: Google Jamboard Demonstration | June 19th 1:00-3:00pm
- New Gmail Will Remind You To Respond To Or Follow Up On Emails
- New Updates to Google Sheets
- Try Out the New Gmail!
- Google Drive Desktop Application Stopped Working May 12
- Coming Soon: Google Chrome Verification Pop-Up
- G Suite Video Meetings Transitioning to Hangouts Meet
- Change to Default Drive Sharing in U-M Google Mail
- Recent Activity Displayed in Google
Note: Keep in mind that even when Non-Core Apps are found in a Core App (like Google Drive), they are not covered by the G Suite for Education agreement.
Webinar on the New Gmail
IT4U83: Gmail Got a Makeover! Thursday, 6/7, 9-9:45 AM. G Suite is introducing an all-new Gmail. Brian Cors (ITS) demonstrates the new web interface, with quick actions, Google’s suggested replies and even more integrations with other G Suite apps. Register in My LINC: https://goo.gl/ZRtLSH
IT4U is a regular series of 30- and 45-minute interactive webinars brought to you by Information & Technology Services. Learn and apply tips and techniques for working with ITS tools, products, and services. View recordings of previous sessions at http://its.umich.edu/training/it4u.