This is a handy new feature for Google drive documents, allowing you to disable copy, printing and downloading of documents. It could be useful for policy documents or exemplar work. It will be available to schools with rapid release schedule enabled over the next few days.
More information is available on the Google blog here.
Did you know that we can change the way your staff display names appear in google.
Are you getting tired of not being able to find the right user to email as there are lots of Mr A Smiths or would you just prefer your staff to be identified in google by their First names-
You can now choose how to display staff members First names.
There are 3 options:
Title plus Initial (If you keep Titles in your MIS)- This is the default setting
Just let us know which option your school would prefer?
The screenshot below shows an example of sharing a doc once names have been changed to display forename :
We often get asked if there is an easy way to share SCORM content in realsmartcloud, the best option we have found it to host it in Google Drive. In fact you can host lots of stuff in Google Drive e.g Dreamweaver websites, video, whatever?
Just follow these simple steps:
Click Advanced in the bottom right corner of the sharing box.
Choose On – Public on the web and click Save.
Before closing the sharing box, copy the document ID from the URL in the field below “Link to share”. The document ID is a string of uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers between slashes in the URL.
Name the root file as index.html
Share the URL that looks like “http://www.googledrive.com/host/[doc id]/” where [doc id] is replaced by the document ID you copied in step 6 – don’t forget the slash!
Google have recently emailed all Google Apps administrators to notify them of the discontinuation of the old provisioning API services. This is the service that manages the provisioning of users from your MIS to realsmart and then to Google Apps
We wanted to let you know that realsmart are managing the change of APIs for all the schools we work with and will very soon launch a new provisioning service. The new provisioning APIs allow us to provide a faster, more efficient service and we will keep you updated with improvements to the service.
There is no need for domain administrators to change anything as this will be managed by the realsmart development team. We are currently testing the new API and will be ready to migrate to the new version before the deadline set by Google.