Google Forms just got even better (again!)

G Suite has come out with some amazing updates that are what you would call ‘head turners‘!

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The most exciting highlight in the most recent post would have to be the ‘File Upload‘  question type in Google Forms. Respondents within your domain can now upload files from their computer or Drive as a question response, which organizes the files neatly in a Drive folder for you!

Visit the official G Suite Updates blog post to see other new exciting updates: Five new ways to reach your goals faster with G Suite.

Google Classroom updates just in time for this school year

Mobile Annotations

Teachers and students can draw on, highlight, and write notes on documents and PDFs in the Classroom mobile app.

Parent/Guardian Summaries

Teachers and administrators can invite parents/guardians to sign up for email summaries to keep up with their students. Guardians can choose how often to get a summary—daily or weekly—and can unsubscribe at any time.

Summaries include a student’s missing or upcoming work as well as new announcements and questions posted by teachers in the class stream.

Classroom notification for guardians example

For a complete list of features ready for the school year, visit the official What’s New in Google Classroom Help Page.

Add images to questions and answers in Google Forms

Here is an update that is sure to make a lot of teachers happy for the upcoming school year.

As teachers have been moving to Google Apps, they been adopting Forms as well for assessments for, as and of learning. Allowing to have forms grade assessments in a recent update this spring was a step in the right direction and I’m sure that Google has been listening, however, not being able to tie in images to both the question as well as in the answer choices was that last missing piece of the puzzle.

Well, here it is.

Source: Add images to questions and answers in Google Forms

Update your chart(s) from a Google Sheet in Google Docs and Slides with a single click

Update your chartCharts help you display data in a visually compelling way.

At work, the same chart may be used across multiple documents and presentations, to help you better convey your message and strengthen your argument. If that chart changes, it can be tedious and time-consuming to replace it in each and every file.

To save you valuable time, we’re now making it possible to update your chart with a single click—without ever needing to leave your document or presentation.

For more information, visit this page (source).

Set expiration dates for access to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides files

This is something that we’ve been waiting to see, and it’s now here.

Google Apps is introducing the ability to set an “expiration date” for specific user access to files in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. This can be done by accessing the advanced sharing settings, where a new button will appear beside users that you have shared your file with who have either edit or comment rights only (this function is not available for viewers).

For more information, visit the official Google Apps update.

Navigate documents quickly and easily with the outline tool in Google Docs

It can be difficult, not to mention time-consuming, to navigate lengthy, complex documents. To make that process easier, today we’re launching an outline tool in Google Docs on the web and Android. Displayed in a pane to the left of the page, this outline features headers for each section of your document, making it simple to quickly jump from section to section.

Document Outline View

For a demonstration of this new feature, watch this video.

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Text-to-columns arrives to Google Sheets

Google is launching a feature in Google Sheets that allows you to split delimited data (e.g. data separated by commas) from one column across multiple columns.

There are a few ways you can split delimited data across columns. For example, you can select the columns you want to split, and click Data > Split text to columns.
For more information, click here.