May 13, 2019

UCSC Gmail Tips

Check out these useful tips for Gmail!

May 8, 2019

Team Drives is Being Renamed to Shared Drives

The "Team Drives" feature of Google Drive will be renamed to "shared drives." 

February 1, 2019

A new look and feel for Gmail on mobile

An upcoming update is bringing a new look to Gmail on mobile. With the new design, users can conveniently view attachments instantly without having to scroll through an entire conversation. It will also be easier to switch between different work and personal accounts. 

January 11, 2019

Create a Google Calendar Event From Gmail

Since Gmail and Google Calendar are closely integrated applications, it is possible to easily create a calendar event based on information from an email while on the Gmail website or mobile app. 

October 26, 2018

New Team Drives Role and Names

Google has updated Team Drives with a new membership role and has renamed the membership names.

October 5, 2018

Google autocompletes names as you type! Coming Oct. 10, 2018

Google Autocomplete will be enabled for the UCSC domain on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

September 26, 2018

Google Tasks added to UCSC Google Apps

Google Tasks has been added as a new core service to the UCSC Google Apps, which already includes Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Groups, Sites, Classrooms, Hangouts and Chat.

June 4, 2018

Include a message when changing meeting details in Google Calendar

Google is now making it easier to communicate meeting changes to your guests!

May 10, 2018

Start Using the New Gmail

Introducing the all-new Gmail with a brand new look, advanced security features, (coming soon) better integrations with other G Suite apps, and a new way to manage work on the go. Start using the new UCSC Gmail today!

February 27, 2018

New Google Calendar Coming Feb. 28!

Effective February 28, Google is permanently replacing their current Calendar application with a brand new design. Starting the 28th, there won't be an option for you to "opt out" of using the new design.  

November 29, 2017

Meet the New Google Calendar!

On November 29, Google launched a fresh look and new features to our UCSC Google Calendars to help us manage our time more efficiently and get more done.

October 17, 2017

UCSC Google Drive Update

You might have noticed a pop-up message from Google stating, “Google Drive for Mac/PC is going away soon” after you sign in to your UCSC Google account.

August 24, 2017

Anti-phishing Security Checks in Gmail

In May of this year, Google introduced new anti-phishing security checks in Gmail to help keep our email safer. Now they are bringing these security checks to the Gmail app on mobile devices.

April 3, 2017

Google Sign In Page Gets New Design

The page to sign in to your UCSC Google Account will look a little different beginning Wednesday, April 5. Google has created a brand new unified design for its sign in page that will have the same look and feel on all devices you use.

March 9, 2017

Google Hangouts won’t work on Firefox 52

Mozilla Corporation has announced that it has ended support for browser plugins in its latest Firefox 52 version release in order to ensure better browser performance, security and improved user experience. 

December 8, 2016

HTTP websites in Chrome as "insecure" starting in January

Google will start reporting HTTP websites in Chrome as "insecure" starting in January 2017. Here are the details:

November 21, 2016

A totally rebuilt Google Sites—now available!

Google has launched a completely revamped Google Sites and it's now available to everyone at UCSC.

September 19, 2016

New Google Apps Script Discussion Group

A new UCSC Google Group,, has been created for discussion of Google Apps Script. 

August 17, 2016

New Gmail Inbox

On August 15, Google released Inbox for Google Apps for Education. This new email application provides enhanced features for managing your email Inbox and mobile use. The UCSC Google Service team evaluated the service and enable it for our campus on August 19.

May 10, 2016

Set Expiration Dates for Access to Google Drive Documents

You now have the ability to set an “expiration date” for specific user access to files in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. 

February 8, 2016

Remove Someone's Access from Multiple Google Drive Files

If you have shared Google Drive files and documents with someone who has already left UCSC, will be retiring or graduating, or simply changing positions and leaving your department, make sure to change your sharing settings if you no longer want that person to have access to your documents in Google Drive.

January 8, 2016

View your Google Calendar in Gmail

Knowing your schedule at all times is vital when reading and composing emails. Obviously, you can open up your Google Calendar in another tab and check what events are on the horizon before responding, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could see this information right in Gmail? Now you can! 

November 5, 2015

Restore Deleted Events in Google Calendar

Ever deleted a calendar event by mistake and wanted to get it back? Now you can. Google has added Trash functionality to Google Calendar, providing an easy way for you to view, permanently delete, or restore individual and recurring deleted calendar events. 

October 29, 2015

Best Ways to Increase Your Privacy in Drive and Gmail

These tips allow you to maintain your privacy while also making full use of Google Apps collaborative capabilities. Share individual tabs of a Google Sheet or retract an email you mistakenly sent the night before, these are Google Gooru's four favorite ways to increase your privacy in Google Apps.

September 23, 2015

Google Open Lab Fall Schedule

Need extra help with UCSC Google Apps? Drop in to any of the following Google Open Labs for assistance. No need to sign up.