Catch up on every new feature added to Google G Suite for Education in February 2019.

Intelligent Search in Drive

You can now easily search for a specific file type or by files you worked on with a certain person in just a couple of clicks.

Now, when you click in the search box you’ll see a range of options, including:

  • Suggested search queries: Click on a term to search for it.
  • Your top collaborators: Click on a person to search for files that you’ve collaborated with them on.
  • File types, edit history, priority items, and more: Click to show files that match the highlighted criteria.

These filters will help you find and filter content more quickly and efficiently in Drive.

Accessibility Settings are now easier to access

It’s now easier to discover accessibility features like screen reader support, braille support, and screen magnifier support in Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

While these accessibility features were previously available, they required additional steps to access the accessibility menu. This change will make these settings more readily available by placing the Accessibility settings in the Tools menu.

Access the Accessibility menu by selecting Tools > Accessibility settings.

This will be rolled out from Feb 27th so you may not see it straight away but give it a couple of weeks and it will be there.

Spelling and grammar improvements in Docs

Early this year Google introduced a BETA test for grammar suggestions in Docs, they have now started releasing this for all users in Enterprise domains like us. This new feature enhances the existing spell check functions and highlights potential grammatical errors in your text.

Anytime Google thinks your grammar is a little off, it will underline the text in blue. To see a suggested correction or dismiss the alert, simply right-click the text.

You will also see possibly grammar errors when running a spelling and grammar check through the Tools menu.

You can easily review all language suggestions for your document with the updated spelling and grammar check tool. Access it through the “Tools” menu or right-click on a suggestion and select “Review more suggestions” — you’ll see each suggestion and actions to correct any errors.

Insert a Table of Contents in Sites

Inserting a table of contents into a page makes the navigation of text-focused content like FAQs, documentation, or wikis easy.

You can insert a table of contents into a page with a simple click — headings and subheadings will automatically update as content is added to the page. A table of contents also helps guide editors to organize their content in a structure that is easier for readers to understand. Site viewers can quickly navigate through sections of a page by clicking the desired heading and automatically jumping to that section within the same window.

As editors add or edit the content and structure of a page, the table of contents will update automatically, making maintenance easy. By default, the table of contents will indent based on the hierarchy structure of headings, however, editors have the option to change the table of contents styling and remove indents. To remove indents, simply click on your table of contents and select Flatten. To re-indent, select Indent.

To add a Table of Contents to a page, at the right, click Insert > Table of Contents.