15 July 2015

You can now disable printing, downloading & copying of any file in Google Drive

Google Drive is a great platform for sharing files with students, teachers, and the wider community. In most cases, you want your students and colleagues to copy, print or download documents. However, there may be important files that you'd like to restrict and have complete control over! 
Today Google released an update for Google Drive that will give users an added level of control over their files. With Information Rights Management (IRM), people using Google Drive can now disable downloading, printing, and copying from the advanced sharing menu. This new option is available for any file stored in Google Drive, including documents, spreadsheets, and presentations created with Google Docs. 

For this update and much more head to googleappsupdates.blogspot.com

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13 July 2015

Fixing Student Folders in Hapara Teacher Dashboard

At the beginning of each term, it's usually a good idea to fix student folders in Teacher Dashboard. The most common reasons that you'll discover folder problems are:
  • Student subject folders that have been deleted by a student
  • Student subject folders that are missing or not visible in a student's Google Drive
  • Student subject folders that are not displaying in Teacher Dashboard
The solution is very simple! If you encounter these or similar problems with student subject folders, please resolve them by navigating to the student's class in Teacher Dashboard, opening the Class Info page, and clicking on the 'Fix class folders' link, as shown below:

You'll find this solution and many more at support.hapara.com 

6 July 2015

Google For Education Certification Upgraded & Open for Business.

The Google for Education Training Center offers in-depth training for educators at every level. Courses are self-paced, guided and designed to address real classroom needs. Google recognises that:
Dedicated educators are lifelong learners. With that in mind, we've designed free, online training for the classroom that helps educators do what they do best, even better. 
Google has designed guided training paths just for educators. Whether you're planning to learn one new thing or to start the path to Google mastery, there's something for everyone. The training center has content to meet you where you are and get you where you want to be.