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Google Apps for Education is Wellesley College's system for email, shared documents, group discussions, courses, chat, and more.
We recommend using Google's Chrome web browser when working within the Google Apps product suite for best performance.

Questions about Google Apps?

  • For general questions, contact the Computing Help Desk at 781-283-3333 or email
  • For course-related questions, contact Instructional Technology at 781-283-4848.
  • Explore our customized Wellesley documentation for Google Apps using the sidebar on the left.
  • Learn more directly from Google:

What's new in Google Apps:

New sharing dialog for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms (May 2020)

We’re updating the interface you use to share files from Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms on the web. This will replace the previous interface used to share files and manage members of shared drives. These changes will make it easier to share files only with specific people without expanding access beyond what’s needed.

New controls for displaying the actual sender when using a delegated account (January 2020)

If you're sending email from a delegated account, right now the logged-in account will always be listed in the sender information (in addition to the delegated account email address), and may be displayed to the recipient based on their email system. This new feature gives the owner of the delegated account the option to remove the logged-in account sender information.  Google is scheduled to roll this feature out to all G Suite domains by the end of January.

If you don't have access to the delegated account, contact the Help Desk for support.  Some accounts, such as Wellesley College Student Organization accounts (_wcso) may not be eligible for this.

Break out a single value within a pie chart in Google Sheets (January 2020)

Soon you will be able to highlight a slice from a pie or donut chart in Google Sheets. This feature gives you more ways to control the look of your charts and better display the most important data in Sheets.

More options when copying and pasting Slides (January 2020)

When creating a copy of an existing Google Slides presentation, you'll now be able to select specific slides to copy instead of the whole deck and also have an option to remove the speaker notes from the copy.  This feature makes it easier to parse out and share the most relevant content with your team, audience, or other stakeholders.

Send Emails as Attachments in GMail (January 2020)

Google has updated GMail to make it possible to attach multiple emails to a single email without having to download them. To do so, simply select multiple emails with the checkbox, then drag them onto a drafted email in order to attach them. 

When emails are sent as an attachment:

  • The attached email becomes a .eml file.
  • You can attach as many emails as you’d like.
  • When you click on a .eml email attachment, it will open in a new window.

Note: When you click and drag emails onto a new message, it will say 'Move x conversations' but it isn't actually moving them, they will still stay in your Gmail where they are.  Gmail will show them being added to the bottom of the new email as attachments.

New Features for Google Calendar (January 2020)

Google Calendar invites will now have some new options. When you receive a calendar invite, you'll now have the additional option to propose a different meeting time, as well as the ability to add a message to your RSVP. Picking either will open the calendar event in the interface

At the present time, this feature is only available in GMail for web. Rollout for Wellesley Google accounts starts January 6, and all accounts should have access to the feature within 15 days from that date.

The top 20 ways to use Google Apps for Administrative Assistants

Google has an excellent list of tips on how Administrative Assistants can best use Google Apps. Tips include managing email and calendars of other people, organizing events, setting up email filters, creating canned responses and multiple signatures, creating mailing lists, and more.