You can now print Google Forms. When you print a form it is formatted in a way that makes it simple for people to fill it in when printed on paper. To try it out, just create a form and press the ‘Print’ button.
PROBLEM: Every time you make a change to a syllabus you have to delete the old syllabus in Blackboard and upload the newest version into every section. This is very time consuming.
SOLUTION: Convert a course syllabus to a Google Doc, link to it in Blackboard. When a Google Doc is edited it shows your changes in real time. If you make changes to the Google Doc, it shows updates immediately wherever it is linked.
Example: Your course syllabus is a Google Doc and you have it linked to 3 course sections in Blackboard. When you make changes to the Google Doc (the syllabus), it is also updating in your 3 course sections all at once.
How has your training and knowledge of Google Apps for Education effected or impacted your instruction or work productivity at CFCC? Any impact on your students? What about changes in departmental procedures or organization?
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In Fall 2011, CFCC acquired and implemented Google Apps for Education. The primary application utilized is the email accounts that serve as the school email for students. However, all faculty, staff, and students not only have access to its email service but other Google Applications such as Google Docs (the productivity suite), Calendar, and Sites.
A reoccurring theme seems to pop up whenever discussions begin in regards to the benefits of storing files and information in the “cloud”. Security and Privacy. With some legitimate concern, Google has long been plagued with the Big Brother syndrome. They are watching our every move and selling our information to advertisers.
It’s your content, not ours. Your Apps content belongs to your school, or individual users at your school. Not Google.
We don’t look at your content. Google employees will only access content that you store on Apps when an administrator from your domain grants Google employees explicit permission to do so for troubleshooting.
We don’t share your content. Google does not share personal information with advertisers or other 3rd parties without your consent.
We sometimes scan content. And for very good reasons, like spam filtering, anti-virus protection, or malware detection. Our systems scan content to make Apps work better for users, enabling unique functionality like powerful search in Gmail and Google Docs. This is completely automated and involves no humans.
As far as security goes, Google goes to great lengths to protect our information. Law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and other higher ed institutions use Google Apps to store their files and information.