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Present from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Directly to Google Meet

Hello everyone! I am excited to share a new Google Meet feature with you - the ability to present directly from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to Google Meet. When you click on the present icon , you will see a list of your meetings for that day. Select the meeting you want to present to and click “Present Tab to Meeting”. 

For a step by step guide on how to use the new feature, click here.

Image of feature with blue button that says present tab to meeting.

Many of us use Google Meet all day long and this feature will help streamline sharing documents and presentations in meetings. 

In a school, this will allow educators to cleanly share documents, presentations, and spreadsheets with students without the added distraction of colorful desktop backgrounds, bookmarks and tabs.

For those of us who have previously used a separate computer to share presentations cleanly without background distractions, the Present from Docs, Sheets, and Slides feature coupled...

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How to Use Google Apps With Your Team

Here are a few key things to remember if you use Google Apps for Business or Education with your faculty or staff:

  1. When conducting team meetings, assign a "notetaker" to take notes on a Google Doc. All members can take notes in a collaborative Google Document, so encourage your team to add comments, questions, and clarifications. If you use this for note taking during a workshop session, during intermittent breaks ask the presenter to clear up any questions or concerns. Finally, at the end of the meeting or workshop, notes can be shared in a "Weekly Meeting'' folder with your team.
  2. Use Google Forms to record any concerns/questions. Send out a Google Form in advance so a presenter is prepared with answers and afterwards, to capture lingering questions or concerns. 
  3. Set short term goals for team members and be clear what needs to get accomplished by the next team meeting using Google Docs or Tasks.
  4. Set up folders in Google Drive with important documents. Teach team members...
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