If you’re using YouTube videos in an educational setting, you may have encountered an unfortunate problem with links to videos that have this default format:
If you want to grab imagery from Street View to use in other places, Google offers tools to let you link to or embed the imagery.
Start with the cog icon in the bottom right of the display:
Choose Share and embed image to open up a further dialog. This displays, by default, its Share link tab, presenting a URL you can cut and paste to give to others. There’s also a checkbox to allow you to optionally generate a shortened version of the URL via the goo.gl service that I discussed in this previous post.
In this previous post I discussed how to shorten URLs using the goo.gl service. A handy side effect of doing this is, as I mentioned in that post, the automatic generation of a QR code for the URL concerned:
In a previous post I talked about setting up a custom search from the Google Chrome onmnibar to let you search your Google Drive files. You can use exactly the same technique to build other custom searches.
If you regularly email the same group of people, it’s easy to save a little time by creating an email group. You can do this on the fly while composing an email.
Once you’ve added the recipient names to your mail, click on the To: link to the left of these names:
Google Search has a useful little tool in its toolbox that’s often overlooked. Provided that you’re searching for results in English, you can search for results corresponding to your level of reading ability.
In a recent post I discussed how to direct document comments toward particular collaborators, in order to better control the amount of notifications that can circulate for large or much-edited documents.
As with the original version of Google Drive, Google have now implemented the means to manage versions for non-Google formatted files in the new Google Drive. To access this ability, right-click on a non-Google file in your file list (here a Microsoft Word .docx file), or click on it and select More Actions on the toolbar, and select Manage versions: