Google Drive and Canvas

Canvas and Google Apps are integrated — that is, they play (fairly) nice together. Which is good! What do I need to do to use this? First off, to use this integration you will need to give permission to it to access your Google Apps account. What this means is: the first time you try to do…

Using LucidChart to create flowcharts

Getting Started with Lucidchart An easy-to-use diagramming tool integrated with Google Apps. About Lucidchart is a web-based diagramming tool that allows users to collaborate in real time to create flowcharts online, as well as Venn diagrams, mind maps, and mockups for websites or mobile apps. Students and teachers can make comments, add images, import videos,…

No Google Inbox… yet.

Some of you may have had opportunity to explore Google Inbox with your personal Gmail accounts. You may have also noticed that, when you try to enable Inbox for your St. Mark’s email account, you are presented with an error that says, in short “you can’t have Inbox because your mean system administrator won’t let you…

Unsend an email in Gmail

While we are all absolutely the most careful people in the world all of the time, periodically we do let an email out of the gate before it’s entirely ripe. There is a lovely and wonderful feature of Gmail that lets you unsend those emails if you move quickly and if you have already updated your settings appropriately.…

I accidentally deleted something in Google Apps!

The good news is that, not only are there backups, but you have direct access to those backups whenever you need (or want)! We use a service called Backupify that creates a searchable backup of all of your files in Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc.) whenever you need it. Here’s how to restore something…

Managing your Google Group

Add and Remove members in your group If you are a group administrator, here are the instructions for managing your group. To get to Groups, open the Google Apps flyout (on top right) and select GROUPS. From there, select “My Groups” and any groups if which you are a member or OWNER of will appear.…

How do I turn in a “Word File” if I don’t have Microsoft Word?

One of the things that teachers love about Canvas is the ability to use a feature called “SpeedGrader” that lets them give feedback on written assignments in the browser. But, for SpeedGrader to reliably show your teachers what you’ve written, you need to turn in a “Word File” — that is, a version of your…

How do I reserve a room?

If you need to reserve a room for an event, you should either coordinate with the teacher whose classroom you want to use individually, or, for shared spaces, do this: Create a new event in Google Calendar (big red button in the top left, or draw on the calendar). Once all of your vital information is…

Set Up Your Class Calendar Quickly

I generally like to have all of my class meetings in my personal calendar, both because it makes it easier for other people to schedule meetings with me (a major feature of my lifestyle choices), but also because it makes it easier for me to plan my day and my classes if I know when they’re…