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Additional Gmail security settings being turned on for VCU Google accounts

Collaboration Services will be enabling several advanced security settings in Gmail for all VCU Google Workspace accounts to enhance security and keep users safe. These security settings will include protection from suspicious email attachments and add transparency about following shortened links and links to untrusted domains. With these changes, mail will continue to be delivered, […]

Google Updates Recap for April 11 to May 6, 2022

In this update recap, we’re excited to highlight the new “table templates,” “dropdown chips,” and a new menu bar layout for Google Docs. You can now also start or join a Google Meet directly from within a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file, and set up host controls and assign hosts on a calendar event […]

Google Updates Recap for March 7 to April 8, 2022

In this recap, we will begin to include a table of contents for our updates recaps to provide an easy-to-scan outline of the contents of the post and make it easier to find what you’re looking for. We’re also excited to announce more of the previously announced features from the last Google Cloud event are […]

Google Updates Recap for January 10 to March 4, 2022

In this post, we have some of the latest updates including those for the upcoming Spaces experience in Google Chat and a look at the new design for Gmail for those with Google Chat enabled. We also will be talking about the future of Google Currents regarding an announcement from Google about its sunsetting.  Gmail […]

Collaboration Services Welcomes 2022 and the Spring Semester!

The Collaboration Services team is excited to welcome or welcome back all students, faculty, and staff to 2022 and the Spring 2022 semester! Below we’ve rounded up everything you need to know as we get started with a new year and new semester. Newest features and changes Check out our latest blog posts regarding the […]

Google Updates Recap for October 25 to January 7, 2022

Happy new year! After a few slow months for feature releases, we have accumulated the most notable features and changes. We are hoping 2022 will be a year packed full of great new features. Google Docs Easily add to Google Docs with the new universal @ menu The universal @ menu is a feature previously […]

Important: accounts will be unavailable on January 3, 2022

All previous accounts, now, will no longer be available starting January 3rd, 2022. On that date, no further access to these accounts will be able to be granted.  This change will impact not just students but faculty and staff members as well. Please see below to see how this may affect you. Current […]

Google Updates Recap for September 27 to October 22, 2021

Here’s the Google Update round-up for September 27 – October 22! This list of updates features some of the major announcements made at Google Cloud Next, which includes document approvals and AppSheet integrations in Gmail. Google Sheets Important: Upcoming menu changes to Google Sheets Google Sheets menus are being updated to make it easier to […]

Google Updates Recap for August 23 to September 24, 2021

Here is our round-up of features from August 23 to September 24, 2021! This round of updates brings several quality-of-life improvements and features. Google Chat “Rooms” are also now being renamed to “Spaces” in preparation for the new Spaces features coming soon. Gmail Improved search in the Gmail app on Android devices New drop down […]

Now Available: Share where you’re working from in Google Calendar + Automatically save Google Form progress

Previously we announced that two major features that would allow you to set your working location in Google Calendar and automatically save your progress made in a Google Form would be coming soon. We’re happy to announce these features are now rolling out to everyone and should be available to all VCU Students, Faculty, and […]

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