Google G-Suite Tips and Tricks

As I’m preparing to assist with Google-focused professional development for staff here at the ESC, I wanted to share more broadly some tips and tricks for working more efficiently and effectively within the Google G-Suite, including Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Calendar, and other apps.  Some of the resources below are mine and some are from elsewhere; I hope that some of these tips are helpful to you!

Gmail Tips and Tricks

Google Calendar Tips and Tricks

Google recently updated the Calendar interface, which should be available now to any ICCSD user who opts into using the new look.  Google has a detailed blog post here that introduces the new user interface and shares new calendar features.  You can enable the new look by clicking the “Use new Calendar” button at the top right of your calendar.  

Among the new Calendar features are: 

  • Ability to add rich formatting (fonts, sizes, colors) and hyperlinks to calendar invites
  • Meeting room booking/details, which we’ll be working to implement for our meeting spaces
  • Ability to manage multiple calendars in separate columns in “Day” view

Also, check out these blog posts to learn more about Google Calendar: 

Google Drive Tips and Tricks

More Google Drive tips will be forthcoming, but for now, check out Google’s Drive Learning Center for tips on how to most effectively use Google Drive. 

Other G-Suite Products

Check out these resources to learn more about: