4. Training

Google's "Training for Google Apps" add-on to the Google Chrome browser

Training for Google Apps is a Chrome extension (formerly Synergize) that offers simple and interactive training lessons to get you up and running fast with Google Apps. Training for Google Apps acts like a virtual coach inside of the Google Apps interface.  You have access to voice and text interactive modules that are searchable by topic within any of the Google Apps products, which includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Google+, and even Classroom.

Modules are available in Japanese, German, Chinese, English, French, and more.
Go to the Chrome web store to install this extension.  It adds a Training Menu icon to Google Apps services.  After adding this to Chrome, refresh your Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Sites and Forms to access the training menu.  Click the menu to see relevant lessons.
See Google's "Set up in-app training for Google Apps" for detailed information.
For a short article on the PCWorld website. read this.

SIL's Password Reset/Recovery Tool

If you are having password problems with a SIL email account or your Wycliffe USA and are assigned to the field, watch our 12 minute video that shows every step in setting up your account for password resets and then the process of resetting the password.
 

Google Apps Password Recovery

 
To use this tool, go to https://pw.sil.org

Installing Google Sync for Microsoft Office

This easy-to-install Google plug-in allows Microsoft Outlook for Windows to synchronize not only email (which IMAP does) but also contacts, calendar and more.

Google Apps Webinars (presented by GTIS)

GTIS periodically offers short webinars (30-60 minutes) on Google Apps subjects.  You can view the current calendar of upcoming webinars which you can register for and view online live.  (Note: use Chrome or Firefox for the best results.)
 
We also record these webinars and have posted them on the wiki intranet for streaming.  You will also find contact information there if you also wish to download the recordings.

Productivity Boosters

We have provided links to a number of short videos covering a wide variety of ways to enhance your use of Google Apps.  They are groups by app to help you.

Public Resources

  • Google's "The Apps Show" - Video that highlight tips and tricks to help get the most out of Google Apps.
  • Google Apps "Google for Work" (YouTube)
  • The Gooru (subscribe to the daily The Gooru Newsletter email for links to videos and articles)
 
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