Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What's New in Google Calendar?

Making the switch to the new Google Calendar shouldn't be too much of a challenge but here are some of the changes that have been made that may help you in the transition.

  1. Revised Sidebar

    Now you can enable/disable the sidebar on and off by selecting the Main menu icon in the top left corner.

    The feature to add a coworker's calendar has been moved up from the Other calendar's section to just above My calendars.

  2. Create a Calendar

    Previously you clicked the arrow beside My calendars to create a new calendar. Now you click the + sign and then New calendar.

  3. Calendar Settings

    The calendar settings have been reorganized.  The old version had more items to select. The new calendar only has 3 items. All the settings you could find in the old version are available in the new calendar but may be displayed a bit differently.



  4. Creating Events

    The old calendar had a square button in the top left corner while the new calendar has a round button in the bottom right corner to create a new event.



    Most of the items available in the old version reappear in the new version when you create an event.  However you will notice icons are used more than text and drop-down menus are used more. The description box has been improved including rich-text formatting.  Also if you hover over Guests you can see more detail about them.



  5. Calendar Views

    There are now new calendar views including Year and the ability to toggle weekends and declined events on/off.



  6. Invitation Status

    You can now easily see the invitation status of events.

    Yes- solid color
    No- outline with event crossed out
    Maybe- diagonal lines
    No Response- outlined



If you would like a video introduction to these features take a look here.




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New Google Calendar Now Available

Google just updated Google Calendar with some nice new features.  All Taylor ISD employees can now switch if you are ready to do so.  This video will help you make the move.  We will turn off the old version on November 1 so make plans now.



Here are all the details.  What's New in Google Calendar?


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Google Forms & Classroom Grading

Recently Google released the ability to import grades from Google Form quizzes you create into Google Classroom.  This video below will show you how it's done.