U-M Google Updates

Webinar on the New Gmail


IT4U83: Gmail Got a Makeover! Thursday, June 7, 2018 9-9:45 a.m. 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

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

Interested in the Jamboard Demo? Seats Limited!



On May 25 we announced a Google Jamboard Demonstration in the Arbor Lakes North Dome on June 19, 2018 from 1-3 p.m. We really appreciate the interest and enthusiasm for Google Jamboard! We still have a few seats available as seating is limited to 60 people. Register now to make sure you get a seat! We will notify those who register after all seats have been filled. Thanks again for all the interest!

Coming Soon: Google Jamboard Demonstration | June 19th 1:00-3:00pm


Google has introduced Jamboard, a new, free service at the University of Michigan. Jamboard allows for real-time collaborative whiteboarding between multiple people simultaneously, no matter where they are physically. Jamboard is composed of two components:

  • Jamboard is a G Suite service that is now available for use with mobile devices. Merely download the Jamboard app onto your iOS device or Android device, login with your University of Michigan Google G Suite account, and you’ll be on your way.
  • Jamboard Kiosks are 55-inch interactive displays that are ideal for conference rooms and collaborative spaces. These kiosks are not necessary to use the Jamboard service, but can be purchased for use in rooms where teams might convene. The kiosks are easy to use and interact seamlessly with other Jamboard kiosks or participants using the Jamboard app on mobile devices.

Jamboard is a dynamic and fun way to ensure that everyone in a meeting—including remote workers—can collaboratively use whiteboards to take notes, brainstorm, conduct meetings, and more. Whether you are using a mobile device or a Jamboard Kiosk, everyone sees the same thing at the same time. Your “Jam sessions” are also automatically saved to your G Suite account without any additional effort. The sessions also be saved as PDF or PNG documents to use however you wish.

Sound interesting? Want to learn more, try out Jamboard? A Google Jamboard trainer will be demonstrating how to use Jamboard in the Arbor Lakes Dome on June 19, 2018, from 1-3 p.m. Come and test a Jamboard Kiosk, learn about the Jamboard service, ask questions, and try it yourself!

Collaboration Services wants to know what you’d like to learn at the demonstration, and if you’ll be able to join us. Please take a few minutes to let us know about any questions or potential use cases you have in regard to Jamboard, and also to RSVP to the event.

New Gmail Will Remind You To Respond To Or Follow Up On Emails


The new GMail interface has introduced a new feature that will “nudge” you to reply to emails in your account that you may have missed and to follow up on emails you’ve sent to others for which there has been no response.

Nudging is on by default with the new Gmail enabled, but you can turn it off from your Gmail settings.