Major Updates to Google Meet!!

Major Updates to Google Meet!!

Google Meet is rolling out MAJOR updates this fall. In the past 6 months, Google has moved the large majority of their software engineers and coders to two products: Google Meet and Google Classroom. In this slide deck, prepared by Ted, the new features (which include a grid view of up to 49 tiles – so DELETE THE EXTENSION that you downloaded in March, as it causes HUGE problems in meet now, crashing meets frequently. (The guy who made the extension doesn’t update it any more since it’s not even needed).

But – the updates to Meet include:

  • Breakout Rooms
  • Tile up to 49 meet attendees
  • Blur background
  • Ambient noise cancellation
  • Polls/Questions
  • Private ask the teacher questions
  • Meeting Controls (only invitees can get in)
  • Jamboard (a whiteboard for teaching)
Insert a Page Break – New Feature in Google Docs

Insert a Page Break – New Feature in Google Docs

As has been mentioned previously, one of the great things about Google is that when a new feature is rolled out, you immediately have access to the new tool(s) without having to pay any money, update any software, or troubleshoot anything. It just becomes availabe to you. 

So, recently new in Google Docs is the ability to insert a page break. The image below illustrates for you how to access this much needed feature!