Collaborating with Google Team Drives

Google Team Drives has recently become available as an option for sharing files and folders. With Team Drives, documents are owned by a team instead of an individual. This means that when someone leaves the group, their files remain in the Team Drive without having to transfer ownership. Our Extension Technology team has moved to Team Drives which makes finding shared documents and folders so much easier! We also no longer need to transfer document ownership to a departmental account. We all have access to create folders and manage files within our Team Drive.
Team Drives FeaturesCan be shared to Google Groups and/or users with varying levels of accessAll members of a Team Drive see the same content Files are owned by the team, not by an individualYou can add external users to a Team Drive. The external user must have a Google account and be signed into Drive.Individual files in a Team Drive can be shared with people outside of your team Differences between My Drive and Team Drives

Staff Conference Tech Session Preview

Extension Technology is looking forward to seeing you on Thursday at the 2016 Staff Conference. We hope you are planning to attend one or more of our technology workshops. This year we have a good mix of topics, hopefully something for everyone!


Excel for beginners or pros! Back by popular demand, Jay Nelsen from University Training will be presenting two workshops on Excel:

Up and running with Excel
 9:30 a.m. in Snyder Classroom 1

Quickly summarize data using pivot table
10:45 a.m. in Snyder Classroom 1


In our QuickBytes roundtable workshops, a few of us on the Extension Technology team will be demonstrating Slack, UMU, PowerPoint to Video, Office Mix, Screencast-o-matic and a whole bunch of new Google tools and features. Our format will be small group demos so you can freely ask questions! You choose what technologies want to see or see them all! 

QuickBytes Roundtable Demos
9:30 a.m. in Snyder Classroom 2

QuickBytes Roundtable Demos
10:45 a.m. in Snyder Classroom 2


If you manage registrations for programs, you won’t want to miss the Easy-peasy Registration session. Here you will learn ways to make this process easier, more efficient and consistent with what others are doing.

Easy-peasy registration for your Extension program
2:30 p.m. in Snyder Classrom 2


WebEx is widely used in Extension and if you want to learn how to use it for meetings, trainings or even support others, this is a session for you! Bring your questions. 

Using WebEx
2:30 p.m. in Azalea Classroom

See you at the Arboretum!